The Importance of Comfort: Patient Gender Selection in Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal screening, diagnosis and treatment are integral parts of overall health, but obstacles related to patient comfort can prevent effective medical intervention for colorectal illness. Having a diverse, accessible department of colorectal surgeons reassures patients and advances the optimal benefits for their colorectal health.

Ask the Doctors: Hernias and Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia repair surgeon Sara Holden, MD, answers frequently asked questions about hernias. Holden specializes in abdominal wall hernia repair and is an expert in minimally invasive techniques.

Transforming Lives with Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, MS, helps people achieve their goals with weight loss surgery. Dimou describes the transformative process, offers advice and shares the story of her surgical training.

Women in Urology

Research shows that the role of women in urology is growing rapidly, but there is still work to be done to ensure equity and access to opportunities. Erica Traxel, MD, Director of the Urologic Surgery Residency Program, and women in the residency program share their experiences at the School of Medicine.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up header image featuring 3 pictures. From left to right, Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD, smiles in front of patriotic art, WashU Med student celebrates her white coat ceremony while wearing a face mask to accommodate COVID restrictions and Marc Moon, MD, in the OR in full scrubs and wearing surgical loops.

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates […]

A Little Goes a Long Way

Ida Fox, MD, takes a biopsychosocial approach to medicine, helping people with spinal cord injuries regain hand function.

Klingensmith Named Vice President of American Board of Surgery

Mary E. Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named a Vice President of the American Board of Surgery. This follows Klingensmith’s years of leadership in the ABS and the Surgical Council on Resident Education.