The Kuehner effect (Links to an external site)

Kory Lavine, MD/PhD ’08, center, professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Precision Medicine Research Initiative, consults with investigators in his lab. (Photo: Matt Miller/Washington University School of Medicine)

Donor plays key role in driving personalized cardiovascular research at the School of Medicine When St. Louis native Kim Kuehner, MBA ’77, made his first foray into medical philanthropy in 2018, he viewed it as a long-term investment that would enable him to play a role in advancing human health. He did not expect his […]

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 […]

2023 DOM Faculty Recognition Reception

2023 Faculty Recognition Reception

Celebrating outstanding faculty contributions fostering excellence in medical education, clinical care and research at WashU School of Medicine Gallery Awardees

Diwan named inaugural Shaeffer professor (Links to an external site)

Abhinav Diwan, MD (center), of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Charlie W. Shaeffer, MD, Professor of Cardiology. He is shown at his installation ceremony with David H. Perlmutter, MD (left), executive vice chancellor for medical affairs, the George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine, and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor; and Victoria J. Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine. (Photo: Dan Donovan/Washington University)

Abhinav Diwan, MD, a highly regarded cardiologist with expertise in the molecular underpinnings of cardiovascular disease, has been named the inaugural Charlie W. Shaeffer, MD, Professor of Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Academy of Educators: Call for Award Nominations and Membership Applications

Academy of Educators

The Academy of Educators offers three awards to recognize faculty who show exceptional promise as an educator through contributions in one or more domains of direct teaching, curriculum development, assessment, mentorship, educational leadership, and educational scholarship. These awards are tangible evidence of the accomplishments of teaching faculty in health and basic sciences education, and serve as […]

ICTS Announces 2024-2025 PDSS Awardees (Links to an external site)

Congratulations to Angela L. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine who was one of the awardees. The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is pleased to announce seven partnerships were selected to receiving funding through the 2024-2025 Partnership Development and Sustainability Support (PDSS) program. PDSS awards provide up to $10,000 in funding for investigators and their […]

ICTS Announces 2024-2025 CTRFP Awardees (Links to an external site)

Congratulations to Samantha Adamson, MD, PhD; Siyan Cao, MD, PhD; Anuja Java, MD; Jesus Jimenez, MD, PhD; Alfred Kim, MD, PhD; Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI; Jeffrey Miner, PhD for being among the 2024-2025 CTRFP awardees. Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital awards 20 investigators as part […]

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 […]

Department of Medicine 2024 Fellowship Matches

Department of Medicine

Please join us in congratulating this year’s residents, current chief residents, former graduates, and our divisions on another successful fellowship match! Our Internal Medicine residents successfully matched: Department of Medicine Fellowship Match Results by Division Allergy & Immunology Cardiovascular Critical Care Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Gastroenterology Hematology/Oncology Nephrology Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Advanced Heart […]

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 […]

Payne named to National Academy of Medicine committee (Links to an external site)

Philip Payne, PhD

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and director of the Institute for Informatics, Data Science & Biostatistics (I2DB) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has joined the steering committee of a National Academy of Medicine working group to draft a code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) in health, medical care […]

Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, Promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Erica Scheller, DDS, PhD, to the position of Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Developmental Biology on the Investigator Track, with tenure. Scheller will also continue to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine. This promotion recognizes her exceptional contributions […]

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 […]

2023 Internal Medicine Scholars Symposium Winners

On behalf of the Mentors in Medicine Pathway, and Director Dr. Brian Gage and Associate Director Dr. Seth Eisen, we are pleased to announce the poster and oral presentation winners for this year’s Internal Medicine Scholars Symposium, recently held on May 17, 2023. Poster Winners 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Oral Presentation Winners 1st […]

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 […]

Pride Month (Links to an external site)

Pride Month is a time for LGBTQ+ people to uplift and celebrate their freedom to live authentically. The LGBTQ+ community deserves affirmed, safe, supported, joyful, and mentally healthy lives.

WashU Celebration of Inventors 2023 (Links to an external site)

Sixth Annual Celebration of Inventors.

Congratulations to Department of Medicine’s Rita Brookheart; Lynn Cornelius; Philip Cuculich; Brian Finck; Jeffrey P. Henderson; Michael Holtzman; Keely McDonald; Rodney Newberry; Christine Pham; Arthur Romero; Fumihiko Urano; Kangyun Wu and Huimin Yan

2023 COVID Pandemic Awards

The COVID pandemic created tremendous adversity for many individuals, communities, and healthcare systems. Many of our faculty, fellows, residents, and staff were instrumental in helping the Department thrive despite these challenges. The Department of Medicine (DOM) is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding individuals for our Department of Medicine COVID Pandemic Awards in three categories: See details […]

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 […]

WashU Med Easing Mask Restrictions on Campus 

WashU Med Easing COVID Mask Restrictions on Campus

Starting Wednesday, March 23, WashU Medicine and BJC Healthcare will ease masking requirements on the Medical Campus, including clinical settings plus all common areas. Masks will be situational and optional for patients and visitors and their families.  Employees will still be required to wear a mask to comply with these requests:  Masking and personal protective […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Director of Interventional Endoscopy

Vladimir Kushnir, MD

Dear Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Vlad Kushnir, MD, has accepted the position of Director of Interventional Endoscopy effective December 1, 2021. Dr. Kushnir attended medical school at The Ohio State University and completed his internal medicine residency, GI fellowship and advanced interventional endoscopy training here at Washington University, joining the […]

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 […]

Undergraduate ASPIRE Program

Become a Summer Research Mentor Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education Clinical Research Mentors Needed! Students are admitted via a competitive application Fulltime, 3 credit program runs June 1 July 29, 2022 Students have 5 hours of weekly coursework in June (Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Research) Students work fulltime in mentor’s lab […]