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William J. Symons, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, University Of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2007

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2012

Surgery Critical Care Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2013

Board Certifications

General Surgery -- Certified
Critical Care Surgery -- Certified

Clinical Interests

Trauma and emergency surgery
Minimally invasive and hepatobiliary surgery
Surgical critical care
Abdominal wall reconstruction
Advanced hernia repair
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Complicated abdominal surgery
Enterocutaneous fistula

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

General Surgery and Advanced Hernia Repair Clinic
Center for Adcanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, 8th Floor
Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110

Direct Access to General Surgery and Advanced Hernia Repair Consultations:

Phone - (314) 362-5298
Fax- (314) 362-5743

Selected Publications

Tellor B, Skrupky LP, Symons W, High E, Micek ST, Mazuski JE. Inadequate Source Control and Inappropriate Antibiotics are Key Determinants of Mortality in Patients with Intra-Abdominal Sepsis Associated Bacteremia. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Pubmed page for William Symons, MD


Symons W, Kieninger A. The Acute Abdomen. In: Porembka M, Klingensmith ME (eds.). The Washington University Manual of Surgery. 6th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2012.