Get to know the General Pediatric Surgery Team
These one-minute videos give viewers a glimpse into the unique perspectives (both professional and personal) of the members of the pediatric general surgery team. The physicians share their thoughts on their work, families, memorable cases and more. A community pediatrician provides an additional viewpoint.
The pediatric general surgery team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is led by Brad Warner, MD, also the Jessie L. Ternberg, MD, PhD Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Surgery. Brad is known for his approachable leadership style.
Caring for a wound can be painful and exhausting, even more so for a child. Led by Kate Bernabe, the PAWS (Pediatric Acute Wound Service) clinic at Children’s Hospital exists to take the trauma and anxiety out of wound care for children.
Although his office is decorated with fun mementos from patients, the seriousness of the work Marty Keller does is always with him. “Trauma is the number one reason children are admitted to the hospital,” he says.
In her practice, Chris appreciates the team approach taken by the surgeons at Children’s Hospital and the quick access provided by Children’s Direct. “It’s a nice way to quickly access an attending physician,” she says.
“You’re not just taking care of one patient, you’re taking care of the entire family,” explains Pat Dillon about a unique aspect of being a pediatric surgeon. “Speaking up for kids and working with their families makes what I do very rewarding,” he says.
One of Jackie Saito’s research projects at St. Louis Children’s Hospital focuses on the role of imaging in diagnosing appendicitis. “At Children’s, we’re committed to working with pediatricians to select the safest, most effective imaging test for each situation,” she says.
Adam’s passion for his patients—“There’s something about each one that sticks with you and makes you a better doctor,” he says—is shared by his team. “That passion combined with the resources we have means exceptional care for kids in St. Louis,” he says.