Janet E. "Betsy" Tuttle-Newhall, M.D.

Janet E.
Division Title:

Professor of Surgery, and Urology
Division Chief of Abdominal Transplantation
Surgical Director for UNOS, Kidney and Kidney Pancreas Program
Saint Louis University


11th Floor Desloge Towers
3635 Vista on Grand Ave
Saint Louis University Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Cardinal Glennon Hospital
St. Louis Missouri

Contact Information:

Transplant Patients 314 577 8867
Academic Office 314 268 5280
General Surgery Patients 314 577 6180
Transfer In Patients / Outside Consults 866 491 0858


  • Wake Forest University, Winston Salem North Carolina
    BA Biology 1984
  • Wake Forest University , Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    Winston Salem, North Carolina
    MD 1988

  • Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital, 1988-1989
  • University of West Virgina, 1989-1990
  • Harvard Medical School
  • The Childrens Hospital 1990-1991
  • New England Deaconess Hospital 1991-1995

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Surgical Critical Care 1995-1996
  • Del Stickel Abdominal Transplantation Fellowship
    Duke University Medical Center 1996-1998
Clinical Interests:

Care of the abdominal transplant patient in the critical care setting, kidney, kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation, urology of the kidney transplant recipient. Hepatobiliary and vascular access surgery.

Research Interests:

Immunosuppression trials in transplant recipients, nutrition and metabolism studies in patients with liver failure, allocation policies and outcomes in transplant patients, patient access issues and disparities in transplantation, governance structures in academic medical centers

Groups and Organizations:

  • National Donor Alliance/Health and Human Services Faculty for Organ Donation and transplantation
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • National Quality Forum for Patient Safety

  • Kidney and Liver transplantation in adults and children
  • Kidney/Pancreas and Pancreas after Kidney in adults
  • Pre and post operative care of patients with organ failure and transplantation
  • Vascular Access for patient s awaiting kidney transplantation
  • Critical Care of the patient with acute or chronic liver failure awaiting transplantation
  • Critical Care of the transplant recipient

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