It takes a measure of courage to venture down a path so few have tread before. But for J.E. “Betsy” Tuttle-Newhall, MD, forging a career as a female surgeon has been about following her own professional passions — while also pioneering new paths for those that would follow her.
Welcome to the Department of Surgery
Founded in 1837, Saint Louis University School of Medicine Department of Surgery named the pioneer physiologist and military surgeon William Beaumont as Professor of Surgery. The Department changed numerous times until 1903 when it evolved into the Saint Louis University School of Medicine at its current location on Grand Boulevard in midtown St. Louis, Missouri. Between World War I and World War II, the Department was richly defined by leadership of considerable local and national reputation.
The Department today consists of nine divisions, two sections, and eight residency programs working in various clinical locations across the Midwest.