Dr. Javan Kisaka joins the Department of Medicine

Javan Kisaka, PhD, is an instructor at the Division of Infectious Disease. He studies molecular basis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), specifically latent HIV reservoir and trying to better understand mechanisms of HIV replication in macrophages and resting CD4+T cells. He was born and raised in Kenya where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree […]

Dr. Adriana Dusso joins the Department of Medicine

Adriana Dusso, PhD

Dr. Adriana Dusso is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in Biochemistry from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. In 1978, after a two-year fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry, she joined Dr. Puche´s laboratory in the Division of Biological Chemistry with a dual appointment: Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry for 2nd year medical students and PhD student […]

Dr. Frank Seghatol-Eslami joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Frank Seghatol is a cardiologist and associate Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is also board certified and level III in echocardiography. Dr. Seghatol received my MD degree from the University of Brussels, Belgium […]

Dr. Jingyu (Jerry) Xiang joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jerry Xiang received his Medical Degree in 2010 from the Medical College of Three Gorges University in Yichang, China. After finishing medical school, he joined Dr. Katherine Weilbaecher’s lab as a postdoctoral research associate from 2010 to 2015 and continued to work as a staff scientist in the lab. During the training in Dr. […]

Dr. Shannon Devlin joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Shannon Devlin joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine as an instructor in October 2021. She was born and raised in Saint Louis but moved to Kansas City for college. She attended Rockhurst University, as part of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Pre-Medical Scholars program, and graduated summa […]

Dr. Leslie Gewin joins the Department of Medicine

I am truly delighted to announce that Leslie Gewin, MD, will be joining our division as Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gewin comes to us from the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was an Associate Professor at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she serves as a Staff Physician. […]

Dr. Jing Li joins the Department of Medicine

Jing Li, MD, PhD

Jing Li, MD, DrPH, MS, was an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Health Services Research at the University of Kentucky where she had worked since January 2014. A graduate of Tianjin Medical University in 1997, she completed residency training in anesthesiology at the Tianjin Medical University General Hospital […]

Dr. Orsola di Martino joins the Department of Medicine

Orsola di Martino, PhD

Orsola di Martino is a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in acute myeloid leukemia development and progression to develop less aggressive and more efficient therapy. She received her doctorate in molecular and industrial biotechnology from the University of […]

Dr. Jonas Marschall joins the Department of Medicine

Jonas Marschall, MD is the Physician-in-Chief and Director of the Infection Prevention Program at Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, part of the management team of the Department of Infectious Diseases, and an Associate Professor with the University of Bern. The focus of his research is the epidemiology of infectious diseases acquired in the hospital setting […]

Dr. Farhan Katchi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Farhan Katchi attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and stayed to complete his internal medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He then completed his Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, working alongside Marfan’s experts, Drs. Richard Devereux and Mary Roman. He became proficient […]

Dr. Bryan Kraft joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Bryan D. Kraft is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the George Washington University in Washington, District of Columbia, and his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and a Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care […]

Dr. Gregg Rokosh joins the Department of Medicine

Gregg Rokosh, PhD

Dr. D. Gregg Rokosh will be joining the Cardiology Division faculty as of September 2021 as an Associate Professor of Medicine. He earned his BS in 1987 at the University of Saskatchewan and his PhD in 1993 at the same University. He did his postgraduate work at the University of California, San Francisco from 1993 […]

Dr. Qiongxin Wang joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Qiongxin Wang has been working on the development of an entirely new scientific paradigm for the basis of cardiac inflammation in heart failure, one that ascribes a key role to specific immune cells in ischemic cardiomyopathy. The explicit profiles of macrophage subsets and according capacities have been built on our mouse models with acute […]

Dr. Leonid Shmuylovich joins the Department of Medicine

Leonid Shmuylovich, MD, PhD

Dr. Leonid Shmuylovich is an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Dermatologist in the Division of Dermatology and Washington University in Saint Louis. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a PhD in Physics and MD from Washington University in Saint Louis. He completed a Pediatrics internship at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, Dermatology […]

Dr. Aaron Russell joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Aaron Russell was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in Neuroscience. He then moved to St. Louis and earned his medical degree from Washington University. Following medical school, Dr. Russell completed an internal medicine prelim year at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He then returned to Washington University […]

Dr. Kathleen Markan joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Markan’s background is in studying adipose tissue began as a research technician at the University of Chicago where she studied the function of the co-repressors NCoR and SMRT during adipogenesis. This led her to the graduate program and the Committee on Molecular Metabolism & Human Nutrition at the University of Chicago. As a […]

Dr. Lindsay Underhill joins the Department of Medicine

Lindsay Underhill is an environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on policy-driven interventions that aim to reduce health disparities in low-resource populations in the United States and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In particular, her work has employed a diverse set of analytical methods—from geographic information system (GIS) analysis, field-based exposure assessment, and building simulation modeling—to […]

Dr. Sangeeta Adak joins the Department of Medicine

Sangeeta Adak received her PhD in Biochemistry in 2009 from the University of Calcutta, India where she studied the possible risk factors in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and associated cardiovascular disorders. In the same year, she joined Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis in Dr. Linda Pike’s lab for her postdoctoral studies where her […]

Dr. Gmerice Hammond joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Gmerice Hammond joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology on July 1, 2021. She has just recently been awarded a new grant – NIH LRP.  Dr. Hammond completed a BA in Biology and an MD at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Internal Medicine Residency […]

Dr. Priyanka Verma is joining the Department of Medicine

Dr. Priyanka Verma is an assistant professor for the Oncology Department at Washington University School of Medicine and a graduate of the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi, India.  Dr. Verma is intrigued with the conundrum that while DNA replication and repair are essential for viability, cancer cells with defects in these pathways evolve […]

Dr. Adriana Rauseo Acevedo joins the Department of Medicine

Adriana Rauseo Acevedo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and received her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela. After working for a few years in her home country, she decided to continue her medical training in the US and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science […]

Dr. Jesus Jimenez joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jesus Jimenez is a physician scientist committed to the understanding of immune processes underlying cardiac injury from cancer immunotherapies in an effort to develop innovative and preventative treatments. His basic science and clinical training reflect his commitment to identify and address clinically and scientifically relevant questions to improve the care of cardio-oncology patients. His […]

Dr. Benjamin Kopecky joins the Department of Medicine

After completing his medical and graduate studies at the University of Iowa, Dr. Benjamin Kopecky joined the Washington University in St. Louis Physician Scientist Training Program. He completed general cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant fellowship programs prior to joining the laboratory of Dr. Kory Lavine. While a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. […]

Dr. Xiangyu Zhang joins the Department of Medicine

Xiangyu Zhang is an instructor in Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine. In 2014, he received PhD degree from Nanjing University, where he started his research in detecting the mechanism regulating early differentiation of T cells. As a graduate student, he accepted a comprehensive training on studying immunology, biochemistry, and molecular […]

Dr. Laura Halverson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Laura Halverson completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina prior to completing two years as an intramural research scholar at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, she developed an interest both in a multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of medical care […]

Dr. Daniel Reynolds joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Reynolds is originally from St. Louis, MO and attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology. He then attended University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he earned his MD. Following medical school, he completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in […]

Dr. Tariq Hamid joins the Department of Medicine

As a molecular biologist by training, Dr. Tariq Hamid is interested in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms related to cardiovascular pathologies such as ventricular remodeling and heart failure. The primary focus of my research is aimed at evaluating the role of inflammation and inflammatory signaling in the progression of such pathophysiology. He previously established the […]

Dr. Zishuo Hu joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ian Hu is an assistant professor in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology service at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). Dr. Hu received his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island and his Medical Scientist Training Program with a medical degree and graduate degree at Stony Brook in Long Island. He completed his residency […]

Dr. Gonzalo Matzumura Umemoto joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Gonzalo Matzumura Umemoto will be joining the faculty this summer and fall. Dr. Matzumura Umemoto received his MD from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He then spent two years as Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado before moving to Texas where he completed Internal […]

Dr. Reena Gurung joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Reena Gurung will be joining the faculty this summer and fall. Dr. Gurung received her MD from the School of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu University in Nepal. She subsequently spent two years as a Senior House Officer in the UK before moving to St. Louis, where she completed internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital. […]

Dr. Prashanth Thakker joins the Department of Medicine

Prashanth D. Thakker, MD is currently an Interventional Cardiology fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital. Prior to his current role, he completed a 6-year BS/MD program at the University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following this, he completed his internship and residency at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Medical Center where […]

Dr. Erica Young joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Erica Young joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine as an Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, on July 1, 2021. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she received her medical degree from Washington University. After completing residency training in […]

Dr. Natalie Baumann joins the Department of Medicine

Born and raised in St. Louis, Natalie attended the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate studies before attending medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. While a medical student, she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as well as Arnold Gold Humanism in Medicine Society and graduated with the Rodney […]

Dr. Juan Pablo (JP) Reyes Genere joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Juan Pablo Reyes Genere obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and subsequently undertook residency training at the University of Chicago. He then undertook GI fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, following which we were delighted he matched into the advanced endoscopy fellowship program at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. […]

Dr. Ahmad Bazarbashi joins the Department of Medicine

After completing medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency in June 2017, Dr. Bazarbashi went on to pursue Gastroenterology and Hepatology and training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, with his fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Bariatric Endoscopy […]

Dr. Brett Herzog joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Herzog is interested in how the tumor microenvironment (TME) impacts the progression and response to therapy in lung cancer. Recent advances in immune-based therapy have improved outcomes for many lung cancer patients. Yet, despite the observed benefit of immune checkpoint blockade in the locally advanced and metastatic setting, not all patients respond to these […]

Dr. Kelli King-Morris joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. King-Morris is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine, a position she has held since 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Cell Science with Honors from the University of Florida in 2002. She received her M.D. from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2006. She then completed her […]

Dr. Ali Osman joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ali Osman joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. He was born in Oman and raised in both Sudan and Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Alsideeg High School in Saudi, Khamis Mushayt and moved to Sudan for medical school at Shendi University. During medical […]

Dr. Tanvir Rahman joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Tanvir Rahman joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. He was born in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He attended Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College under the University of Dhaka, which is one of the premier sites to study medicine in the nation. Dr. Rahman […]

Dr. Stephen Fuest joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Fuest is joining the Division of General Medicine in July 2021 as an Instructor in Medicine after recently completing the year as ambulatory Chief Resident at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to that he received his undergraduate education at Niagara University and medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He was thrilled […]

Dr. Lauren Jurkowski joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lauren Jurkowski joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. She was born in the northwest Chicago suburbs and lived there for most of her life. She received her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and graduated cum laude with a major in Biology […]

Dr. Miguel Chavez Concha joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Miguel A. Chavez joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. He was born in Lima, Peru and he graduated from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia medical school in 2013. He also completed a Masters in Science focused on Research and Epidemiology from […]

Dr. Ihab Hassanieh joins the Department of Medicine

Ihab Hassanieh, MD

Dr. Ihab Hassanieh joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June 2021. He was born in a small village in Lebanon and moved to Beirut, Lebanon to attend the American University of Beirut. There, he graduated in 2012 with a major in Biology and received his […]

Dr. Kelsey Chow joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kelsey Chow joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. She was born in Canada but grew up mostly in Centennial, Colorado. She completed her bachelor’s degree in both Biochemistry and Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After college, she became […]

Dr. Behzad Amoozgar joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Behzad Amoozgar joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Science which has the highest rank among all the medical schools in Iran. After graduation Dr. Amoozgar immigrated to Canada […]

Dr. Nicolo Cabrera joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nicolo Cabrera, M.D., is a PGY-7 Immunocompromised Host/Transplant Infectious Disease fellow at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He was born and raised in the Philippines where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, magna cum laude, at the University of the Philippines Diliman […]

Dr. Sena Sayood joins the Department of Medicine

Sena Sayood, MD received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, with a special focus in signal processing, at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln before continuing on to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for medical school, where he participated in the enhanced medical education track in quality improvement. He completed residency training […]

Dr. Andrew Lutkewitte joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Andrew Lutkewitte’s primary interests are understanding the dynamic regulation of lipid storage during stress conditions and how these processes are directly linked to disease outcome. His PhD training in whole animal physiology in the context of obesity and diabetes has given him a breath of knowledge for which he have built upon throughout his […]

Dr. Daniel Vo joins the Department of Medicine

He was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/ Biochemistry and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR in 2011. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR in 2015 and completed his […]

Dr. Joseph Cherabie joins the Department of Medicine

Joseph Cherabie is originally from Denver, Colorado.  He lived 12 years in Lebanon where he completed his high school as well as his undergraduate and medical school at the American University of Beirut. During medical school, he worked within the International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations and served as the Director of Sexual and Reproductive […]