Eberlein elected president of surgical association

Timothy Eberlein, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Southern Surgical Association.

One of the nation’s leading medical groups, the association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of surgery, especially in the Southern states.

“I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious medical group and to work with my fellow board members to advance the practice of surgery,” Eberlein said.

He is the only Southern Surgical Association officer in Missouri.

“The association is honored and fortunate to have such an accomplished leader as Dr. Eberlein as its president this year,” said James A. O’Neill Jr., MD, chairman of the council of the Southern Surgical Association. “We look forward to working with him for an additional five years when he joins the council at the end of his presidency.”

Eberlein also serves as Bixby Professor and Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor at Washington University School of Medicine, surgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

For more information about the Southern Surgical Association, visit www.southernsurg.org.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.