Section of Cardiac Surgery | 2022 Annual Report (Links to an external site)

Washington University cardiac surgeons are widely recognized as national surgical leaders. As part of the highest-ranked heart program in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report, they have a long history of performing adult cardiac surgeries and fostering innovation in the field of cardiac medicine.

Kaneko Named Chief of Cardiac Surgery (Links to an external site)

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, a leading cardiac surgeon with expertise in transcatheter therapeutics and minimally invasive surgery, joins the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as new section chief of cardiac surgery.

Nicholas T. Kouchoukos Research Day 2022 (Links to an external site)

On Wednesday, August 31, faculty and trainees of the Washington University Department of Surgery and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery gathered for the long-awaited second annual Nicholas T. Kouchoukos Research Day, presented by the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Atrial Fibrillation at a Glance (Links to an external site)

The most common type of irregular heart rate is called atrial fibrillation or AFib. “Fibrillate” means “to quiver” – and atrial fibrillation occurs when the electrical pulses that keep your heart beating fire abnormally in the uppermost chambers of the heart (the atrium), causing the atrium to flutter or quiver.

Pediatric CT Surgeons Utilize New Tools to Combat Complex Heart Defects (Links to an external site)

Surgeons in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery recently joined in on a specialized training program tailored around treating congenital heart defects. The HOST (Hands-On Surgical Training) program, led by cardiovascular surgeons from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, guided surgeons from around the world through the surgical repair of complex heart defects utilizing realistic simulation models.

Meet the Heart Valve Disease Team (Links to an external site)

A team of Washington University cardiac surgeons, general and interventional cardiologists, cardiac nurses and sonographers work together within the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Heart & Vascular Center.

Meet the Lung Cancer Team (Links to an external site)

With their rich history of innovation, utilization of leading edge techniques and multidisciplinary approaches to lung cancer treatment, Washington University thoracic surgeons provide the highest level of care for patients with lung cancer.

Ask the Doctors: Lung Nodules (Links to an external site)

A Washington University thoracic surgeon who specializes in traditional, minimally invasive and robotic surgical treatments for benign and malignant conditions of the lung and esophagus, Dr. Meyers answered some frequently asked questions about lung nodules.

Christian Cares 2021 Issue 1 (Links to an external site)

Christian Cares is a patient magazine from Christian Hospital and is an engaging health and wellness resource that highlights patient care stories, community events and news about the advanced technology and procedures Christian Hospital offers.

From End-Stage Heart Failure to LVAD, Heart Transplant, Volunteer

James Brooks lives his life to its fullest. No one would ever guess that his family history of heart disease that took the life of his father and younger brother – came close to taking him. Read more on Washington University Physicians website.