Siteman Cancer Center Announces 2024 American Cancer Society-Funded Pilot Projects

Siteman Cancer Center; WashU; BJC logos

Congratulations to David Chen, MD, PhD; Tanner Johanns, MD, PhD; and Thomas Odeny, MBChB, MPH, PhD Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is excited to announce the next cohort of pilot projects funded by the Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society. The $480,000 grant supports 12 pilot […]

2024 Dean’s Impact Award Recipients

The Dean’s Impact Awards recognize outstanding mentors and sponsors Congratulations to Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD; Steven L. Brody, MD; Grant A. Challen, PhD; Cassandra Fritz, MD, MPHS; Patricia Kao, MD, MS; Deborah Lenschow, MD, PhD; Hilary Reno, MD, PhD; Jessica Silva-Fisher, PhD; Nichole Zehnder, MD; Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE

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 […]

Siteman Investment Program awards $1.5 million in cancer research grants (Links to an external site)

Siteman Cancer Pedal the Cause

Research focused on blood, brain, breast and colon cancers; improving awareness of the link between alcohol use and cancer risk; and clinical trials for high-risk prostate cancer and high-grade neuroendocrine neoplasms are among the projects that will benefit from $1.5 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of […]

Kulkarni recognized for research into complement system (Links to an external site)

Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD

Pulmonologist receives Svar Complement Excellence Award Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2023 Svar Complement Excellence Award from the International Complement Society and Svar, a life sciences company based in Sweden.

DOLF Co-Founder and Director Dr. Gary Weil receives the prestigious Kyelem Prize

Gary Weil, MD

We are pleased to share the news that DOLF Director, Gary Weil received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the annual Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD). Described by some as the “Oscar” of neglected tropical disease (NTD) research, this prize recognizes people in the field who have been particularly effective in bringing […]

Dr. Zainab Mahmoud to Receive the 2023 Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award (Links to an external site)

Zainab Mahmoud, M.D., M.Sc., instructor of medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2023 The American Heart Association will present the 2023 Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award to Zainab Mahmoud, M.D., M.Sc., of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. This award will be presented during the opening session of the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 on Saturday, Nov. 11. The meeting, to […]

Six Department of Medicine Physicians Receive Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award

The awardees are pictured from left to right: Joshua Siner, MD, Walter Schiffer, MD, Intelly Lee, MD, Erin Dyer, MD, Morgan Schoer, MD, Rigo De Jesus Pizarro, MD

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital recognized six Department of Medicine internal medicine residents and fellows with the 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. This award recognizes and fosters a new generation of compassionate, skilled physicians who show extraordinary care for the patient.  The physicians were celebrated during the 39th […]

AAIM Celebrates the 2024 Alliance Award Recipients (Links to an external site)

The Alliance is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of its esteemed award program. Celebrating the local, regional, and national contributions of members and leaders in education, research, administration, and leadership, the Alliance Awards Program highlights influential faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Department of Medicine Faculty Honored at the 2023 Academy of Educators Annual Education Day

Academy of Educators

Sponsored by the Academy of Educators, the annual Education Day was held on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, to celebrate educational excellence across the School of Medicine. This year’s theme was Climate Change – Adapting the Environment to Today’s Learner. The event featured a variety of educational workshops and roundtables, a keynote address from Stuart Slavin, MD, […]

Pancreatic cancer research, clinical trials supported with $10.9 million NCI grant (Links to an external site)

Researchers receive prestigious SPORE grant for pancreatic cancer Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and clinical trials aimed at improving therapies for pancreatic cancer.

V Foundation Award Given to Kelly Bolton, MD, PhD

Kelly Bolton, MD, PhD

Kelly Bolton, MD, PhD, physician-scientist at Washington University School of Medicine, is the recent recipient of The Women Scientists Innovation Award for Cancer Research. The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a premier cancer research charity, recently announced the first recipients of A Grant of Her Own: The Women Scientists Innovation Award for Cancer Research. Eleven […]

2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

2023-Castle Connolly Top Doctors

The Department of Medicine is proud to announce that 112 of our faculty have been selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.

Academy honors six university faculty (Links to an external site)

Academy of Science Award, Will Ross, MD

Six Washington University in St. Louis faculty members and one alumnus are being honored by the Academy of Science – St. Louis for their outstanding contributions to the field. They will be recognized at an awards dinner Sept. 20 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Cassandra Fritz, MD selected for JAMA Network Open’s Editorial Fellowship Program

Cassandra Fritz, MD, MPHS, Assistant Professor from the Divisions of Gastroenterology and General Medicine & Geriatrics is one of six inaugural fellows selected for the JAMA Network Open’s Editorial Fellowship program. The program mission is to engage a cadre of promising junior faculty in the editorial process to advance research and scholarship that addresses the needs […]

Claudia Cabrera  – ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award/F31

Claudia Cabrera

Claudia Cabrera, WashU Graduate Student in Molecular Genetics and Genomics, recently won the ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award (MHGA) along with the NIH/F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31-Diversity). If those honors aren’t enough, she’s also the first women from her family, born and raised in Cuba, who has graduated college […]

Hughes receives CSCTR Early Career Development award (Links to an external site)

Jing Hughes

Jing Hughes, MD, PhD was recently selected as an awardee for the 2023 Early Career Development award, provided by the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR). The organization develops and supports communication, collaboration and career development of medical researchers primarily located in the central region of the United States.

Cresci receives NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Award

Determining Potential Mechanisms of Worse Outcomes in Black HCM Patients Sharon Cresci, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics in the Cardiovascular Division and Associate Director of the WashU Barnes-Jewish Hospital Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, recently received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The grant is entitled […]

DEI Faculty Diversity Scholars Program Awardees

Three Department of Medicine Faculty Receive the Diversity Scholars Program Awards The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has awarded Felicia I. Gomez, PhD, Felipe Almeida de Pinho Ribeiro, MD along with Jesus M. Jimenez, MD, PhD the Faculty Diversity Scholars Program Award. The mission of the DEI is to: The purpose of the DEI […]

2023 LEAD Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural AWAM Leaders in Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Award! The awards were developed to recognize outstanding faculty members in the Department of Medicine who help advance women’s career development, in all ways, including being a sponsor, mentor, advocate, or formative example. This year’s award winners, Amanda K. Verma, MD […]

Five physician-scientists named Dean’s Scholars (Links to an external site)

Physicians who engage in research play a vital role in developing novel, innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating disease. Nurturing the careers of doctors whose work takes them to both patients’ bedsides and the laboratory bench is a top priority of the Division of Physician-Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Such was the […]

Curiel, Diamond receive innovation award (Links to an external site)

Researchers recognized for developing COVID-19 nasal vaccine David T. Curiel, MD, PhD, and Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received the Washington University Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for their development of a nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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 […]

Powderly will receive faculty achievement awards

William G. Powderly will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2023 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced.  Powderly, MD, the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, will receive the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. Powderly, an infectious diseases specialist and public health leader, has made […]

Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces class of 2023

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 2023. 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 […]

Nephrologist Steven Cheng is the New Program Director for Internal Medicine’s Residency Program (Links to an external site)

Steven Cheng

WashU Nephrology congratulates Steven Cheng, MD, who has accepted the position of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After receiving his medical degree and completing an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Cheng entered the Nephrology Fellowship at WashU, and upon graduation in 2006 joined our […]

Sina Jasim, MD awarded AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology (Links to an external site)

On May 5, during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology’s (AACE) 32nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, Sina Jasim, MD received the AACE Rising Star in Endocrinology Award.  The prestigious award nationally recognizes member individuals who are within ten years of completing their endocrine fellowship and have demonstrated actionable outcomes in outstanding leadership, teamwork or innovation, […]

Dr. Zainab Mahmoud Receives Eisenberg Scholar Award (Links to an external site)

The Paul and Patti Eisenberg Scholar Award is presented annually by the Washington University School of Medicine Cardiovascular Division to fund junior faculty research that broadly focuses on cardiovascular disease. Funds should be used to generate key preliminary data and/or to develop new areas of research. Dr. Zainab Mahmoud is this year’s recipient of the […]

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 […]

Dr. Jean S. Wang Received American College of Gastroenterology’s Community Service Award

Dr. Jean S. Wang

Jean S. Wang, MD, PhD, FACG, is a Professor of Medicine at WashU where she serves on the Community Outreach and Engagement Leadership Team and the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities Leadership Team at the Alvin J. Siteman Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Wang was the recent recipient of the American College of Gastroenterology’s […]

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 […]

Dr. Christine Yokoyama, received the Dermatology Foundation 2023 Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship Award

Christime Yokoyama, MD, PhD

Fellowship Award for Regulation of Epidermal Homeostasis by Centrosomal Proteins. Dr. Christine Yokoyama, Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Dermatology was announced as one the 2023 Dermatology Foundation Research Award Recipients. Dr. Yokoyama is Graduate of the Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and currently a member of the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training […]

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 […]

Endocrinology’s Jing Hughes, MD, PhD, awarded 2023 ASCI/Young Physician-Scientist Award (Links to an external site)

Jing Hughes

Jing Hughes, MD, PhD is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania MSTP and completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Yale University. She trained with Drs. Kevan Herold, Janet McGill, and David Piston in both clinical and basic science research in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As an early-stage investigator, […]