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Steven M. Strasberg, MD

  • Pruett Professor of Surgery
  • Carl Moyer Departmental Teaching Coordinator

Medical School

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1963

Post Doctoral Education

Gallie Course in Surgery, University of Toronto, 1963-1969

Board Certifications

General Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

2011, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

2006, Made Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

2007, Made Honorary Fellow of the European Surgical Association

Clinical Interests

Benign and malignant conditions of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder; liver surgery; hepatobiliary malignancy; gallstones; bile duct reconstructive surgery; minimally invasive surgery for hepatobiliary conditions.

Research Interests

Clinical trials in liver and pancreas cancer.

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7147
Fax: (314) 222-6255

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7147

Selected Publications

Pub Med Directory for Steven M. Strasberg, M.D.

Strasberg SM, Brunt LM. Rationale and use of the critical view of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jul;211(1):132-8.

Porembka MR, Hall BL, Hirbe M, Strasberg SM. Quantitative weighting of postoperative complications based on the accordion severity grading system: demonstration of potential impact using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Mar;210(3):286-98.

Barkun JS, Aronson JK, Feldman LS, Maddern GJ, Strasberg SM; Balliol Collaboration, Altman DG, Barkun JS, Blazeby JM, Boutron IC, Campbell WB, Clavien PA, Cook JA, Ergina PL, Flum DR, Glasziou P, Marshall JC, McCulloch P, Nicholl J, Reeves BC, Seiler CM, Meakins JL, Ashby D, Black N, Bunker J, Burton M, Campbell M, Chalkidou K, Chalmers I, de Leval M, Deeks J, Grant A, Gray M, Greenhalgh R, Jenicek M, Kehoe S, Lilford R, Littlejohns P, Loke Y, Madhock R, McPherson K, Rothwell P, Summerskill B, Taggart D, Tekkis P, Thompson M, Treasure T, Trohler U, Vandenbroucke J. Evaluation and stages of surgical innovations. Lancet. 2009 Sep 26;374(9695):1089-96.

Moo-Young TA, Picus DD, Teefey S, Strasberg SM. Common bile duct injury following laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the setting of sinistroposition of the galladder and biliary confluence: a case report. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Jan;14(1):166-70.

Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG. The accordion severity grading system of surgical complications. Ann Surg. 2009 Aug;250(2):177-86.

Gnerlich JL, Ritter JH, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM. Saline-linked surface radiofrequency ablation: a safe and effective method of surface ablation of hepatic metastatic colorectal cancer. Ann Surg. 2009 Jul;250(1):96-102.

Evans DB, Farnell MB, Lillemoe KD, Vollmer C Jr, Strasberg SM, Schulick RD. Surgical treatment of resectable and borderline resectable pancreas cancer: expert consensus statement. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Jul;16(7):1736-44.

Winslow ER, Fialkowski EA, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Picus DD, Strasberg SM. "Sideways": results of repair of biliary injuries using a policy of side-to-side hepatico-jejunostomy. Ann Surg. 2009 Mar;249(3):426-34.

Picozzi VJ, Pisters PW, Vickers SM, Strasberg SM.Strength of the Evidence: Adjuvant Therapy for Resected Pancreatic Cancer.Journal of Gastrointestal Surgery. 2007 Dec 22; [Epub ahead of print]

Tan MC, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Siegel BA, Strasberg SM. Chemotherapy-induced normalization of FDG uptake by colorectal liver metastases does not usually indicate complete pathologic response. JJournal of Gastrointestal Surgery. 2007;11(9):1112-1119. Epub 2007 Jul 11.

Yang YY, Fleshman JW, Strasberg SM. Detection and management of extrahepatic colorectal cancer in patients with resectable liver metastases. Journal of Gastrointestal Surgery. 2007;11(7):929-944.

Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Clavien PA, Barkun JS. Proposal for definition and severity grading of pancreatic anastomosis failure and pancreatic occlusion failure. Surgery. 2007;141(4):420-426. Epub 2007 Mar 9.

Strasberg SM, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG. Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy procedure for adenocarcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas: ability to obtain negative tangential margins. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007;204(2):244-249. Epub 2007 Jan 4.

Fernandez FG, Ritter J, Goodwin JW, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM. Effect of steatohepatitis associated with irinotecan or oxaliplatin pretreatment on resectability of hepatic colorectal metastases. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2005;200(6):845-853.

Fernandez FG, Drebin JA, Linehan DC, Dehdashti F, Siegel BA, Strasberg SM. Five-year survival after resection of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer in patients screened by positron emission tomography with F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET). Annals of Surgery. 2004;240(3):438-447; discussion 447-450.


Strasberg SM. Reconstruction of the Bile Duct: Anatomic Principles and Surgical Techniques. In: Fischer J (ed.). Mastery of Surgery. 2010.

Strasberg SM. Results of RAMPS Procedure for Adenocarcinoma of the Body and Tail of Pancreas. In: Soper NH (ed.). ACS Surgery. American College of Surgeons. 2010.

Strasberg SM. Tumors of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas. In: Soper NH (ed.). ACS Surgery. American College of Surgeons. 2010.