The Oberle Institute was founded in 2015 by Executive Director, Andrew Oberle, who was born and raised in St. Louis. In the summer of 2012, Andrew was viciously mauled by chimpanzees in South Africa and nearly lost his life. With the help of the SLUCare Physician Group and Saint Louis University Hospital, Andrew was set on a path of healing. He is now thriving and working at Saint Louis University to build the Oberle Institute and support other trauma survivors on their own journey from surviving to thriving and help them keep the miracle moving.
The Oberle Institute vision is to be the premier institute for innovating trauma care to ensure traumatically injured patients have an opportunity to thrive in the St. Louis community and around the world.
- Patients with traumatic injuries
- Families of those with traumatic injuries
- Health professionals and researchers interested in interprofessional trauma care and research
- Industry and government leaders interested in improving care for injured employees and citizens
Assisting individuals on the journey from surviving to thriving.
In the News
10/27- Andrew Oberle discusses the founding of the Oberle Institute with St. Louis Magazine.
10/27- The St. Louis man who was mauled and nearly killed by chimpanzees in 2012 is putting his name and energy behind a new Saint Louis University initiative to support trauma patients.
10/26- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks with Andew Oberle and SLU's Dr. Bruce Kramer about the events leading to the founding of the Oberle Institute.