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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

2014, Distinguished Service Award of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

2012, Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

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.

Wakabayashi G;  Cherqui D;  Geller DA;  Buell JF;  Kaneko H;  Han HS;  Asbun H;  O'Rourke N;  Tanabe M;  Koffron AJ;  Tsung A;  Soubrane O;  Machado MA;  Gayet B;  Troisi RI;  Pessaux P;  Van Dam RM;  Scatton O;  Abu Hilal M;  Belli G;  Kwon CH;  Edwin B;  Choi GH;  Aldrighetti LA;  Cai X;  Cleary S;  Chen KH;  Schon MR;  Sugioka A;  Tang CN;  Herman P;  Pekolj J;  Chen XP;  Dagher I;  Jarnagin W;  Yamamoto M;  Strong R;  Jagannath P;  Lo CM;  Clavien PA;  Kokudo N;  Barkun J;  Strasberg SM. Recommendations for laparoscopic liver resection: a report from the second international consensus conference held in Morioka.  Annals of Surgery. 2015 Apr;261(4):619-29.

Vollmer CM Jr;  Lewis RS;  Hall BL;  Allendorf JD;  Beane JD;  Behrman SW;  Callery MP;  Christein JD;  Drebin JA;  Epelboym I;  He J;  Pitt HA;  Winslow E;  Wolfgang C;  Strasberg SM. Establishing a quantitative benchmark for morbidity in pancreatoduodenectomy using ACS-NSQIP, the Accordion Severity Grading System, and the Postoperative Morbidity Index. Annals of Surgery. 2015 Mar.;261(3):527-36,

Lee MK, Gao F, and Strasberg SM. Development of a Liver Surgery Complexity Score and Classification Based on an International Survey of Experts.  J Am Coll Surg (in press 2015).

Panni RZ, Hall BL, Chapman WC, Strasberg SM. Standardizing a Control Group for Comparing Open with Laparoscopic Major Liver Resection in Observational Studies: Reducing the Need for Correction of Clinical Heterogeneity J Am Coll Surg 2014;219(6):1124-33.

Sanford, DE.  Strasberg, SM. A simple effective method for generation of a permanent record of the Critical View of Safety during laparoscopic cholecystectomy by intraoperative "doublet" photography.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  2014 Feb.;218(2):170-8.

Jin, L and Strasberg SM A New Operative Approach for Type I Choledochal Cysts Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 201;18:1049-1053.

Strasberg SM.  A teaching program for the "culture of safety in cholecystectomy" and avoidance of bile duct injury.  J Am Coll Surg.  2013 Oct.;217(4):751,   Video on U tube at  

Mitchem JB,  Hamilton N, Gao F, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC,  Strasberg SM. Long Term Results of Resection of Adenocarcinoma of the Body and Tail of the Pancreas Using the RAMPS Procedure. J Am Coll Surg 2012;214:46–52.

Strasberg SM and Gouma DJ  ‘Extreme’ Vasculobiliary Injuries: Association with Fundus-Down Cholecystectomy in Severely Inflamed Gallbladders.  HPB 2012;14:1-8

Strasberg SM, Bhalla S, Sanchez LA Hawkins WG, Linehan DC. Resection of Tumors of the Neck of the Pancreas with Venous Invasion: the “Whipple at the Splenic Artery (WATSA)” Procedure J Gastrointest Surg 2012;16:1048-1054.

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.

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. Journal 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.  Biliary and Vasculobiliary Injuries.  In: Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery. Editors: L Swanstrom and  NJ Soper, 4th Edition,  2014.

Strasberg  SM  Reconstruction of the Bile Duct: Anatomic Principles and Surgical Techniques.  In Mastery of Surgery. Editor: J Fischer,  2012

Strasberg  SM. Left Sided Pancreatectomy for Invasive Cancers (RAMPS). In Mastery of Surgery. Editor: J Fischer, 2012.

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.