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Top Doctors 2024

Congratulations to the 51 faculty from the Department of Surgery who were recognized in the 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doctors list. 

Congratulations to the 51 faculty surgeons of the Department of Surgery recognized in the 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list. This year’s list includes representatives across all surgical specialties within the department. 

Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors list represents the top 7% of all U.S. practicing physicians. The list includes doctors who are peer-nominated and selected based on several criteria, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation and disciplinary history. 

St. Louis Magazine narrows down Castle Connolly’s list to practicing doctors in the St. Louis area and features this group of physicians in their August issue every year. One out of every three Top Doctors in the St. Louis list is a Washington University Physician. Washington University surgeons who receive the Top Doctors distinction provide the highest quality of care to patients in the St. Louis area. 

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Section of Cardiac Surgery 

Ralph Damiano Jr., MD 

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD 

Nabil Munfakh, MD 

Amit Pawale, MBBS 

Section of Thoracic Surgery 

Benjamin Kozower, MD, MPH 

G. Alexander Patterson, MD 

Bryan Meyers, MD, MPH 

Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD 

Dilip S. Nath, MD 

Division of General Surgery 

Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery 

Grant Bochicchio, MD, MPH 

Omar Guerra, MD 

Obeid Ilahi, MD 

Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH 

Muhammad Yasin, MD 

Jeffrey Zuke, MD 

Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery 

Steven Hunt, MD 

Lawrence Mendelow, MD 

Matthew Mutch, MD 

Paul Wise, MD 

Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery 

Michael Awad, MD, PhD, MHPE 

Jeffrey Blatnik, MD 

L. Michael Brunt, MD 

J. Chris Eagon, MD 

Section of Surgical Oncology 

William Gillanders, MD 

Julie Margenthaler, MD 

John Olson Jr., MD, PhD 

Section of Transplant Surgery 

William Chapman, MD 

Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA 

Section of Vascular Surgery 

J. Westley Ohman, MD 

Brian Rubin, MD 

Luis Sanchez, MD 

Robert Thompson, MD 

Division of Pediatric Surgery 

Patrick Dillon, MD 

Colin Martin, MD 

Brad Warner, MD 

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Keith Brandt, MD 

Ida Fox, MD 

Amy Kells, MD, PhD 

Susan Mackinnon, MD 

Terence Myckatyn, MD 

Kamlesh Patel, MD 

Mitchell Pet, MD 

Justin Sacks, MD, MBA 

Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD 

Marissa Tenenbaum, MD 

Division of Urologic Surgery 

Sam Bhayani, MD 

Arnold Bullock, MD 

Douglas Coplen, MD 

R. Sherburne Figenshau, MD 

Dane Johnson, MD 

Erica Traxel, MD