Bethany Sacks, MD, MEd, FACS

Bethany Sacks, MD, MEd, FACS is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, where she is the Director of the Integrated Surgical Clerkship for medical students and Associate Program Director for the General Surgery residency. She earned her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where she also completed her residency in general surgery. Sacks completed both research and clinical fellowships in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she was an assistant professor of surgery. She then joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she was Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Surgery.

She earned a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in the teaching of the health sciences, from the University of Houston. Prior to joining the Washington University faculty, she was the Clerkship Director and Assistant Program Director in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Board-certified in general surgery, Sacks specializes in minimally invasive hernia repairs and gallbladder surgery. Her research focuses primarily on education of surgical trainees and medical students, as well as minimally invasive and simulation technologies.

Dr. Sacks and her husband (who is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine) enjoy spending time with their two teenagers and two dogs.