The department has a number of affiliated centers and institutes that focus on patient care, training opportunities and research at a regional and global level.

  • Computing Support Services (CSS): CSS provides computer and technology support to Department of Medicine clients throughout the medical school.
  • Office of Faculty Development (OFD): OFD’s mission is to provide Department of Medicine faculty with resources and guidance that will foster professional and personal growth and development in clinical care, education, research and leadership.
Patient Care
  • Clinical Quality, Safety and Operations Executive Council (OEC): The OEC focuses on enhancing the Department of Medicine’s clinical enterprise across all divisions. OEC members identify and implement process changes to further the department’s mission of providing world-class patient care.
  • Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC): The CRTC is the educational core of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) that provides clinical and translational training for predoctoral students, house-staff, postdoctoral fellows, staff and junior faculty.
  • Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR): CADR provides leadership and training in the use of health services administrative data in clinical epidemiologic, health services and outcomes research.
  • Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR): The CCR’s mission is to discover mechanisms of disease that will lead to the development of innovative new therapies to improve the lives of patients with heart disease.
  • Center for Clinical Genomics of Microbial Systems (CC-GEMS): The center’s goal is to generate new information on pathogens, microbiomes and host-parasite interactions that may lead to an improved understanding of host-microbial interactions and improvements in clinical care.
  • Center for Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Diseases (CNND): The CNND brings together a multidisciplinary group of scientists, clinician-scientists and clinicians whose work is focused on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of neuroinflammatory and neuroinfectious diseases of the nervous system.
  • Center for Pharmacogenomics: The Center for Pharmacogenomics is focused on identifying disease-modifying genetic and epigenetic variants and associated environmental triggers.
  • Center for the Study of Itch (CSI): The CSI seeks to understand the fundamental underlying mechanisms of itch and translate these findings into treatments for patients suffering from intractable itch.
  • Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC): The focus of the MRC is to support and expedite the creation and analysis of animal models of relevance to musculoskeletal biology and disease.
  • McDonnell Genome Institute: The Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell III Genome Institute provides comprehensive genomic services to Washington University and the scientific community.

Located with the Department of Medicine are several affiliated Institutes that span schools at Washington University, including the Washington University School of Medicine.

  • Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS): The ICTS helps ensure that investigators have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, financial support and education; facilitates translational research; assists in the creation and sustaining of interdisciplinary research collaborations; and helps move research findings from the bench to the bedside.
  • Institute for Informatics: The institute supports and enhances Washington University’s expertise in clinical informatics, imaging informatics and bioinformatics.
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

As an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach, Siteman is the only cancer center in Missouri to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation and “Exceptional” rating from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The Department of Medicine’s partnership with Siteman extends our tri-partite mission with numerous departmental physicians providing clinical care, conducting research and training within the resources of Siteman Cancer Center.