Lauren Kus, MD



Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
PubMed name(s): 
Lauren Kus


Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
I was drawn to this program for the incredible training, particularly surgically, as well as the unmatched research opportunities. But what sealed the deal for me was the culture. I feel supported, challenged, and inspired by the people I get to work with every day.

What do you like best about being a resident at WashU?
My co-residents are kind, supportive, enthusiastic, and FUN! I already love my class, especially since I think we were the good luck charm for the Blues winning the Stanley Cup during our intern orientation week.

Awards & Honors

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Roy N. Rheinhardt Memorial Award, Indiana University School of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

What do you do outside of work?
When I’m not at work, you can find me decompressing at hot yoga or exploring the food & drink scene in St. Louis. As someone without any prior connection to the city, I’ve been so impressed and excited by St. Louis. I’m glad I get to spend 4 years here surrounded by the amazing people in this program.

Fun fact: I’ve summited Mount Kilimanjaro!