Black History Month Reflections (Links to an external site)

During Black History month, we hope you have time to reflect on the many historical sacrifices and important contributions of Black Americans to our American way of life. We do this in the spirit of sharing.

Gastroenterology’s Dayna S. Early, MD, awarded 2023 Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award

Dayna S. Early, MD, FASGE, professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, was selected as the recipient of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 2023 Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award. The ASGE is the global leader in advancing digestive care through education, advocacy and promotion of excellence and innovation in endoscopy. Dr. Early will accept […]

Dr. Alaullah Sheikh joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Alaullah Sheikh joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an instructor in July 2022. Under an NIH-sponsored Fogarty International Fellowship program he received additional training in the laboratory of Dr. Edward T. Ryan, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, on the genomic and proteomic analysis of enteric […]

Dr. Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier joins the Department of Medicine

Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an instructor in January 2023. Kaytlin is a social worker with her MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been engaged in diversity and equity education for 15 years and is very interested in helping students […]

Dr. Kathleen Lowe joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Lowe joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases as an instructor in September 2022. She was born and raised in St. Louis. She received her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and then completed an internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at Mayo Clinic in […]

Cancer genomics database recognized as global biodata resource (Links to an external site)

Malachi Griffith (left) and Obi Griffith

A vast database of cancer genomics knowledge started by Washington University scientists has been named a Global Core Biodata Resource by the Global Biodata Coalition. Led by twin brothers Malachi Griffith, PhD, and Obi Griffith, PhD, both associate professors of medicine, the CIViC “knowledgebase” helps match genetic mutations driving a patient’s cancer growth with possible treatments that target those mutations.

Dr. Nathanial Nolan joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nathanial Nolan joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an instructor in July of 2022. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, where he also completed his residency. He then completed infectious disease training at Washington University, in St. Louis. For the past year, he has been […]

Dr. David Rawnsley joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. David Rawnsley joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an instructor in July of 2022. After completing undergraduate training in biology at Duke University, Dr. Rawnsley chose to pursue dual MD, PhD training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania. During his PhD training, he joined […]

Dr. Zainab Mahmoud joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Zainab Mahmoud joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an instructor in July of 2022. She was born and raised in Nigeria. She obtained her medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She […]

Dr. Charlene Prather joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Charlene Prather joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as a professor in September of 2022. Her clinical goals are to provide advanced, patient-centered clinical care using a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach for patients with disorders of gastrointestinal motility and gut-brain function (such as irritable bowel syndrome). She aims for her patients to […]

Dr. Miriam Jacobs joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Miriam Jacobs joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an instructor in July 2022. She has an interest in immune based therapies with a specific focus on natural killer based cellular therapies. Her current laboratory based work focuses on the development of memory-like NK cells in combination with cetuximab as […]

Dr. Kenton Johnston joins the Department of Medicine

Kenton J. Johnston joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medical Sciences as an Associate Professor in July 2022. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Health Services & Policy Research (CHSPR) and Director of the Medicare Innovation Research Lab (Medicare IRL). His PhD training is in health services research […]

Dr. Chen Shen joins the Department of Medicine

Chen Shen joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an assistant professor in January 2023. He is a structural biologist with long-term interests in studying innate immune signaling and related cell death pathways. He has multidisciplinary training in the areas of structural biology (X-ray crystallography/cryo-electron microscopy), biochemistry, biophysics, and inflammasome […]

Dr. Chelsea Pearson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Chelsea Pearson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an assistant professor in January 2023. She earned her BA in Philisophy-Neuroscience-Psychology; Biology in 2009 from Washington University. She then earned her MD in 2013 from Washington University School of Medicine and finished her residency in 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is […]

Dr. Jeremy Katcher joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jeremy Katcher joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology as an assistant professor in January 2023 after spending 12 years in private practice in the St. Louis and Washington, Missouri areas. During his time in private practice, he treated a wide variety of patients and conditions covering the full […]

Dr. Rohan Paul joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Rohan Paul joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology as an assistant professor in November 2022. Dr. Paul received his MBBS from the University of Western Australia. He subsequently completed internal medicine residency in 2014 at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, California. He was named Intern of the Year and […]

Dr. Christine Yokoyama joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Christine Yokoyama joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology as an Instructor in Medicine in July 2022. She received her AB in Social Studies from Harvard University and subsequently received her MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis through the Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her PhD in […]

Newberry named Danforth WashU Physician-Scientist Scholar (Links to an external site)

Rodney D. Newberry, MD, the Dr. Nicholas V. Costrini Professor of Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a William H. Danforth Washington University Physician-Scientist Scholar. The program, established in 2022, is aimed at supporting the careers of outstanding physician-scientists whose work is truly pioneering and […]

Department of Medicine’s Glenda Bullock included in Women We Admire’s Top 50 Women Leaders of Missouri for 2022

Glenda Bullock

Glenda Bullock, Senior Director, Research Administration, Department of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, was named to the Top 50 Women Leaders of Missouri for 2022 by Women We Admire, an organization that provides news and information on today’s women leaders across a variety of fields. Women We Admire awards this recognition to women who are “leading […]

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 […]

Victoria J. Fraser, MD, awarded the APM Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award

Victoria Fraser, MD

Victoria J. Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine, was awarded the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award as part of the 2023 Alliance Awards through the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM).  The Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished […]

2023 Incoming Fellows

Congratulations to the incoming 2023 Department of Medicine fellows! Allergy & Immunology Cardiology Dermatology Endocrinology/Metabolism/Lipid Research Gastroenterology Geriatric Medicine Hematology/Oncology Infectious Diseases Nephrology Palliative Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Rheumatology

Nephrology’s Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, awarded 2023 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Research Scholar Award

Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, was selected as the recipient of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) 2023 Research Scholar Award for her proposal entitled “Tubular Senescence and Proliferative Capacity of the Aging Kidney”. The SSCI Research Scholar Award provides support for physician-scientists as they take on innovative research […]

Department of Medicine Physicians Receive Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award

Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award Ceremony 2022

Six Department of Medicine physicians received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on November 28, 2022. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill. This year’s recipients include: Tinu Aluko, MD, Rheumatology Aisling Doyle, […]

Division of Infectious Diseases’ Laura Marks, MD, PhD, contributes to American Heart Association statement on injective drug use infective endocarditis; WashU oral therapy research supports new guidelines

In August 2022, the American Heart Association released a statement outlining new recommended guidelines for managing infective endocarditis in people who inject drugs, providing a timely and comprehensive approach to the management of the disease than what was previously provided by the AHA. With the incidences of infective endocarditis cases among people who inject drugs […]

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 […]

A History of Heart Failure—and Recovery (Links to an external site)

Just a few hundred years ago, the heart and its function were a bit of a mystery. And when the heart malfunctioned, treatment options were few and often ineffective. Today’s cardiologists offer their patients treatments that can lead to recovery.

New drug, Positive Results for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Links to an external site)

An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a heart condition also known as HCM—and many don’t know they have the condition until it’s too late. A genetic disease, HCM often goes undetected until someone in the family experiences symptoms, which can range from irregular heart rhythms and stroke to heart failure and […]