Dr. Alessandro Vindigni has been named the Ira Lang Professor of Medicine

Dr. Alessandro Vindigni

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Alessandro Vindigni has been named the Ira Lang Professor of Medicine. Dr. Vindigni is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Immunology. He is Director of the Center for Genome Integrity at the Washington University School of Medicine and Co-leader of the Section of Molecular Oncology in […]

Obituary: Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, FACP

Eduardo Slatopolsky

We are sad to inform you that Dr. Eduardo Slatopolsky, pioneering physician-scientist and a giant in nephrology, passed away on April 24. Dr. Slatopolsky leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking contributions to the field of nephrology and a profound impact on the lives of countless patients and colleagues. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Slatopolsky […]

Office of Faculty Development Leadership Announcement

Anadkat-Antes-Alhamad

It is my pleasure to announce that Milan J. Anadkat, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been promoted to Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Well Being for the Department of Medicine. He has led the Office of Faculty Development since 2020 overseeing new faculty orientation, […]

Obituary: Alan Neal Weiss, MD, FACC

Weiss

In loving memory of Alan Neal Weiss, MD, FACC 10/14/1941 – 02/05/2024 Dear Colleagues, I write with the sad news that Dr. Alan Weiss, esteemed clinical cardiologist and retired Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, passed away February 5th, 2024. Dr. Weiss began his medical journey as an intern at The Ohio […]

Announcement of Maritz Lung Center Director

Tonya Russell, MD

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Tonya Russell has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Maritz Lung Center effective January 1, 2024. Dr. Russell is Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, Co-Director of the Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Clinic, and Co-Chair of the Clinical Care Committee within the Division of […]

Announcement of next Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Chad Witt, MD

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Witt has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Washington University in St. Louis, succeeding Dr. Ramsey Hachem starting April 1, 2024.  Dr. Chad Witt received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern and completed his internship and residency training […]

Announcement – Medical Multispecialty Center / Infusion Center Directors

Medical Multispecialty Center / Infusion Center Directors

It is our pleasure to announce Medical Directors who will serve our 4 outpatient Medical Multispecialty Centers with associated Infusion Centers. They will work within the framework of the Ambulatory Operations Executive Council (A-OEC) of the Department of Medicine (DOM) to serve as a physician liaison for the clinical operations at the MMCs. Alongside the […]

Obituary: Virginia Herrmann, MD

Virginia Herrmann

Dear colleagues, I am sad to inform you of the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Herrmann on October 16, 2023. Her patients absolutely adored her and her colleagues admired and respected her. Dr. Herrmann touched all of us in so many ways, and she considered all her patients and colleagues to be friends. […]

Message Welcoming Learners in Research Areas at WashU

Dear Colleagues, As leaders at WashU, we greet you all warmly, and especially welcome all the research learners at various stages in your scientific journeys, who have joined us in our research environments. We are all delighted that such exceptional masters’ students, doctoral students, medical students, postdoctoral students, and other research learners contribute here at […]

Leadership Announcement – DOM Vice Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Careers

Rakhee Bhayani, MD

I am pleased to announce that Rakhee Bhayani, MD, has been appointed as the Vice Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Careers in the Department of Medicine (DOM). Dr. Bhayani is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and the Director of the Forum for Women […]

Obituary: Robert M. Senior, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Robert M. Senior, MD

Dear colleagues, I am sad to inform you that one of our distinguished colleagues and friends, Dr.  Robert M. Senior, MD, a highly regarded physician-scientist, and professor emeritus of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died peacefully yesterday at his home in St. Louis, surrounded by his family.  Dr. Senior earned […]

Obituary: Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, 71

Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD

Dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that I inform you that Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, a highly regarded professor emeritus of medicine and former director of the rheumatology fellowship training program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, drowned April 30, 2023, while fishing in the North Fork River in Ozark, […]

Leadership Announcement – Vice Chair of Ambulatory Clinical Operations, Safety and Quality

Maya R. Jerath, MD, PhD

I am pleased to announce that Maya R. Jerath, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been appointed as Vice Chair of Ambulatory Clinical Operations, Safety and Quality for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Jerath received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University […]

Leadership Announcement – Division of Oncology

Amanda F. Cashen, MD

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Amanda Cashen has agreed to serve as Associate Chief for Hematopoietic Malignancies, replacing Dr. Peter Westervelt who is stepping down late this summer after an exceptional term in this position. Amanda first joined the Washington University family over 25 years ago as a medical student. After a […]

Leadership Announcement – Internal Medicine Residency Program

Steven Cheng

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Cheng has accepted the position of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, effective April 1, 2023. Dr. Cheng will be taking over for Dr. Dominique Cosco, our current Program Director who is transitioning to a new role as the […]

Leadership Announcement – Division Chief of Cardiology at the St. Louis VA Medical Center

We are pleased to announce that after a national search for a new Division Chief of Cardiology at the St. Louis VA Medical Center, and reviewing a deep and impressive group of candidates, the committee has selected Dr. Abhinav Diwan as the new Chief of Cardiology. Dr. Diwan is a well-renowned clinician and physician-scientist. He […]

2022 Year-End Message from the Chair (Links to an external site)

Victoria Fraser, MD

This time of year always inspires reflection on the past and anticipation for what the future will hold. I am so proud of the many ways that together we have advanced our tripartite mission in 2022. We continue to respond to new challenges and enhance our clinical operations, research portfolio, and educational programs. I look […]

New Firm Medical Directors

Conner-Girardi-Husaini Newspost

It is my pleasure to announce that Stephanie Conner, MD, Margo Girardi, MD, and Mustafa Husaini, MD, have been appointed as Medicine Teaching Service (Firm) Medical Directors, serving in dual roles to assist with Department of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital operations, patient safety, and quality for inpatient units. While working closely with hospital, nursing, and […]

Leadership Announcement – Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Janet S. Lee, MD

It is my pleasure to announce that Janet S. Lee, MD, has been named the new Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine effective January 3, 2023. Dr. Lee is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and […]

Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) – now known as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) at Department of Medicine

Dear Department of Medicine colleagues, We are excited to announce that the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) will now be known as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) at Department of Medicine.  This name change is intended to better reflect our core values and encompass all of the ongoing and new efforts […]

Wellness Leadership

I am pleased to announce that Carolina Salvador, MD, has been appointed as the Director of Wellness for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Salvador was born in Spain and came to the U.S. to do research at the University of Texas, Southwestern. She then received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science […]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Positions

Jimenez-Gomez-Saenz

Jesus Jimenez, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Fellows and Postdoctoral trainees in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Jimenez grew up in southern California and completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He joined the Medical Scientist Training Program and […]

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice Training

Dear DOM Colleagues, In our continuing effort to uphold our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice, we are offering DOM-wide virtual training for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion courses –  1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0. These foundational courses are 1 hour each and are required for all members of the Department of Medicine.     To […]

Juneteenth 2022

Dear colleagues, This Sunday, June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Grander announced the end of the Civil War and that the enslaved were free. This announcement, however, came two and […]

Leadership Announcement – DOM Vice Chair of Clinical Research

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, Professor of Medicine, has joined Washington University School of Medicine as the Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Sweitzer joins us from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she […]

Message from the Chair (Links to an external site)

Victoria Fraser, MD

As 2021 comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on everything we have accomplished together. Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID, resulting in more than five million deaths around the world, and the tremendous suffering in our community caused by social injustice, racial violence, and health inequity, we still have much […]

Leadership Announcement – Co-Chiefs, Division of Hematology

Elaine M. Majerus, MD, PhD (left) and Stephen T. Oh, MD, PhD

It is my pleasure to announce that Elaine M. Majerus, MD, PhD and Stephen T. Oh, MD, PhD, have been named co-Chiefs of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine, effective December 1, 2021. Dr. Majerus will be responsible for the clinical operations, clinical research and clinical training aspects and Dr. Oh will be responsible for […]

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD – DOM Vice Chair of Global Health

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD

I am pleased to announce that Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, has been appointedVice Chair of Global Health in the Department of Medicine effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Dávila-Román will also be Director of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Dávila-Román is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular […]

Thomas M. De Fer, MD – Chief of the Division of General Medicine

It is my distinct pleasure to announce that Dr. Thomas M. De Fer has been appointed the Chief of the Division of General Medicine. Tom has served as the interim Division Chief for General Medicine since September 2019. He is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at Washington University School […]

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

We received an overwhelming response of applications for attending the virtual Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare conference from November 1-3. Unfortunately, we were not able to fund participation of all of the applicants. As stated in the application, this year we decided to accept applications on a first come, first serve basis. […]

Leadership Announcement – Vice Chair of Patient Safety

I am pleased to announce that Thomas Ciesielski, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Ciesielski did his undergraduate training at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where he was […]

Message for Juneteenth

Dear colleagues,  Juneteenth is an important day in the history of the United States. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Grander announced the end of the Civil War and that the enslaved were free. This announcement, however, came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  As many enslavers continued […]

Mark V. Williams, MD – Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine

It is my pleasure to announce that Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, will be joining Washington University School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine as the new Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Williams is being recruited from the University of Kentucky, where he is currently the Chief Quality and Transformation Officer […]

PSTP Leadership Announcement

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Timothy Ley, the Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Chair in Oncology, Professor of Medicine and of Genetics and Director of the Section of Stem Cell Biology in the Division of Oncology has joined the leadership team of the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) as […]

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

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

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 […]

Passing of Dr. Michael E. Hughes

Dear colleagues, We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Dr. Michael E. Hughes on May 4, 2021 after a prolonged illness from brain cancer. Dr. Hughes was a world-class scientist who made seminal contributions to the understanding of how time and time-related genes (the so-called biological clock) can impact health and disease. Dr. […]

Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, named Chief of Medicine at VA St. Louis Health Care System

It is my pleasure to announce that Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, has been named the new Chief of Medicine at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, effective April 12, 2021.  Dr. Bernal-Mizrachi is the Philip E. and Carolyn E. Cryer Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research in the […]

Anthony Dao, MD named new Director of OUTmed program

I am pleased to announce that Anthony Dao, MD has been appointed the new Director of the OUTmed program for the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. OUTmed began in 2017 as a forum for LGBTQIA+-identified faculty, trainees, employees and allies. Since its inception, we have successfully increased the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ […]

Leadership Announcement – DOM Vice Chair of Education

Abby Spencer, MD

I am pleased to announce that the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named Abby L. Spencer, MD, MS, FACP to the position of Vice Chair of Education and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Spencer will also be the new Director of the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of […]

Department of Medicine 2020 Year-End Message from the Chair

Victoria Fraser, MD

Dear colleagues and friends, As we close the door on 2020, I look back on a year that none of us will ever forget. COVID-19 dramatically altered our lives and as a department we responded with determination, innovation, and courage to address many unprecedented COVID related challenges. I remain in awe of the ability of […]

Leadership Announcement – DOM Vice Chair for Health Equity

It is my pleasure to announce that Angela L. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine has been appointed as Vice Chair for Health Equity for the Department of Medicine. In this new role, Dr. Brown will lead our diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism activities. She […]

Andrew Odden, MD: Appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Andrew Odden, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Odden has been an esteemed member of the Washington University community […]

Dr. Mark Thoelke to step down as Director of Division of Hospital Medicine

Mark Thoelke, MD, SFHM is stepping down as Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine, as of Jan 1, 2020 to have more time and flexibility for travel with his family.  Dr. Michael Lin, Professor of Medicine, will be the Interim Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine while we initiate a national search for […]

Dominique Cosco, MD – Medicine Residency Program Director

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Dominique Cosco has agreed to accept the role of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As you know, Dr. Cosco assumed the responsibility of Interim Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program in March of this year. Since […]

J. Evan Sadler, director of hematology, 67

Dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Dr. Evan Sadler died peacefully at home this morning, surrounded by his loving family. Evan’s wife, Linda Pike, PhD, has taken extraordinary care of Evan over the past few months.  She has greatly appreciated the meals and company provided by friends […]

Dr. Jennifer Philips MD, PhD new Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Jennifer Philips MD, PhD, has accepted the position as Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, in the Department of Medicine. Dr. William Powderly will continue as Co-Director of the Division overseeing the clinical faculty, operations, research and educational programs. Dr. Philips will take over for Dr. […]