Shaina Eckhouse, MD, joined the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine in 2016 after completing a minimally invasive and bariatric surgery fellowship at Duke University. She also completed a general surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and earned a medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.Dr. Eckhouse is involved in patient safety and quality improvement for the Adult and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program and the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Her research focuses on patient reported outcomes following bariatric surgery. She also has a role in hospital administration in the OR focusing on improving teamwork, the OR environment, and overall culture.