Fourth-year surgery resident Iheoma (Oma) Nwaogu, MD, right, reviews results of her research with endocrine and oncologic surgeon Julie Margenthaler, MD.

The Department’s research enterprise is among the largest of its peers in the nation. Embracing Washington University’s historical strength in collaborative biomedical research, our work encompasses the full spectrum of translational science, involving faculty from nearly every department of the School of Medicine. Research is ingrained in our culture, fostered by an institution-wide critical mass of outstanding faculty and facilities. And with a large full-time surgical faculty to support our busy clinical operations, surgeon-scientists have the flexibility they need to pursue critical questions aimed at advancing human health.

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