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Saint Louis University Hospital “In the News”

As an academic medical center, Saint Louis University Hospital experts are frequently featured in local, regional and national media. Here are highlights of recent stories:


New Stroke Therapy

Using a device called a retrievable stent, SLUCare interventional neurologist Randall Edgell, MD, is able to physically remove clots from the brain in patients with severe stroke. Dr. Edgell talked about the advance with FOX2 and KSDK


Andrew Oberle Story


In 2012, graduate student Andrew Oberle made national headlines after he was attacked by chimpanzees while working at the Goodall Institute in South Africa. He was brought to Saint Louis University Hospital in August of that year with devastating injuries.

Over the past two years, SLUCare specialists such as Bruce Kraemer, MD, have worked closely with Andrew and he has become almost a family member to many at SLU Hospital.

He shared his story for the first time with KSDK's Kay Quinn after this year's Super Bowl. He is an amazing person and we hope you watch his story. You can view stories Quinn did with Andrew as well read a list of everyone Andrew would like to thank in his own words here.


Sit and Rise Test

Could a simple test of how well you get up and down from the floor determine your long term heart health? SLUCare cardiologist Michael Lim, MD, talked about it in this feature on


Heart Quartet

Saint Louis University Hospital was proud to partner with the St. Louis Symphony in February on an innovative program to raise awareness of a woman's risk for heart disease with the "Heart Quartet." Cardiac surgeon Dawn Hui, MD -- a Julliard trained violinist -- performed throughout February throughout the St. Louis area. She talked about it with KPLR's Christine Buck.


UNDY 5000

Saint Louis University Hospital participated in the Colon Cancer Alliance's annual UNDY 5000 in Forest Park to raise money and awareness in the fight against colon cancer. SLUCare gastroenterology director Brent Tetri, MD, talked about the disease and the event with KMOX Radio.