Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces class of 2021

The Alpha Omega Alpha Executive and Selection committees announce the new faculty, alumni and house officers to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Class of 2021. AΩA is the honor medical society recognizing, advocating for, and inspiring physicians in the care of patients and promotion of health. Members may be elected throughout their career […]

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD – Chief of the Division of Cardiology

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD – Chief of the Division of Cardiology
It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Sumanth D. Prabhu will join the Department of Medicine as the new Chief for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Prabhu will become the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases on October 1, 2021. Dr. Prabhu joins us from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he […]

Dr. Karla Washington joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Karla Washington joins the Department of Medicine
Dr. Karla T. Washington, PhD, joined the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Associate Professor on January 1, 2021. A native Missourian, Dr. Washington graduated cum laude from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1997. Shortly thereafter, she earned a Master of Social Work […]

Wydown Middle School students share notes of thanks with health care workers

Wydown Middle School students share notes of thanks with health care workers
Students at Wydown Middle School in Clayton, MO created notes of thanks and support to share with health care workers at WashU and BJC. More than 130 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade participated in this health care thank you campaign organized by the student council. According to Wydown’s student council advisor, Frankie Synovec, […]

Dr. Reyka Jayasinghe joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Reyka Jayasinghe joins the Department of Medicine
Dr. Reyka Jayasinghe graduated from San Francisco State University in 2013 before pursuing doctoral study in Dr. Li Ding’s lab at Washington University School of Medicine (WashU) as part of the Molecular Genetics and Genomics program. As a graduate student, Dr. Jayasinghe discovered mis-annotated splice-site-creating mutations across many cancer types using high-throughput computational methods in […]

Dr. Joseph Beals joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Beals joins the Department of Medicine
Dr. Joseph Beals joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences as an Instructor in May, 2021. Dr. Beals earned his PhD from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation work focused on the influence of adult obesity on postprandial and post-exercise skeletal […]

WashU’s Gratitude Project Features Internal Medicine Residency Program

WashU’s Gratitude Project Features Internal Medicine Residency Program
The Internal Medicine Residency Program was featured in a recent episode of the Gratitude Project, a program focused on highlighting stories of how WashU faculty, staff and students are rising up for the greater good. The episode details how the internal medicine chief residents with residency program leadership worked together to build camaraderie among the […]