Traves Crabtree, MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), esophageal cancer, general thoracic surgery, mediastinal surgery, pleural disease surgery

Research Interest

Minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the lung and surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus.


  • 1995: MD, Southern Illinois University, Springfield


  • 1995 - 1997: Intern and resident, general surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • 1997 - 1999: Research fellow, surgical infectious disease, University of Virginia
  • 1999 - 2002: Resident and chief resident, general surgery, University of Virginia
  • 2002 - 2004: Fellow, cardiothoracic surgery, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certification

  • 2003: American Board of Surgery
  • 2005: American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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Contact Information

  • South St. Louis County

    5225 Midamerica Plaza
    Saint Louis, MO 63129

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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