Peggy Frisella, BSN

WISE Administrator

Peggy Frisella, BSN, is the Administrator for the WISE Center and Manager of Research Operations for the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (WUIMIS). Frisella has worked in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for 34 years. She ensures that operations run smoothly and finances are sound for both WUIMIS and WISE. Frisella is involved in grant writing and maintaining relationships with industry sponsors for both institutes. In 2009, she started a nonprofit organization called Surgical Outreach for the Americas, to provide surgery for those without access to health care—serving in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. Frisella is a proud wife, mother and grandmother.