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.


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Pediatirc Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


  • Histocompatibility Lab (HLA)
  • Surgical Research Institute (SRI)


  • General Residency
  • Pediatric Residency
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Vascular Surgery

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