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

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 […]

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 […]

Spencer named to leadership role in medical education (Links to an external site)

Abby L. Spencer, MD, has been named vice chair of education and professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She also has been named director of the Academy of Educators at the School of Medicine and to the editorial board of the Journal of General Internal […]

Virtual celebration held for the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professorship of Medicine in Nephrology recognizing Jeffrey Miner, PhD

On Friday, April 2nd, a virtual celebration was convened via Zoom to recognize Jeffrey Miner, PhD as the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology. Miner also serves as Director of Basic Research for the Division. The professorship honors Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, Professor Emeritus, Division of Nephrology, and his wife, Judith, […]

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

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 […]

Equalize 2021 – Mentorship Program & Pitch Competition for Women in Academia

Equalize is a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups. This mentorship and education program culminates in a one-day virtual pitch event on September 22, 2021. The program selects, coaches, and promotes academic women inventors with startup technologies to engage the […]

Fast-Track Cities St. Louis launches new data dashboard

School of Medicine supports partnership working to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, World AIDS Day, the St. Louis City Department of Health hosted a virtual celebration recognizing the first anniversary of Fast-Track Cities St. Louis and the launch of its new HIV data dashboard. Washington University School of Medicine […]

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 […]

Milan J. Anadkat, MD: Appointed as Co-Director of the Office of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Milan J. Anadkat, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine has been appointed as Co-Director of the Office of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Anadkat has outstanding background and training in faculty development and coaching that will […]

Dominique Cosco, MD featured on The Medicine Matters Podcast

The Medicine Mentors is a podcast where top physician mentors share key insights, traits and best practices based on their own experiences to guide medical students and residents. Listen to the November 9, 2020 episode, “Good to Great with Dr. Dominique Cosco” here.

Update to WUSM #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Efforts

In late May several Washington University School of Medicine students were discussing how they could make a difference in light of the resurgence of awareness of police violence and systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several students organized quickly and within a week had developed a two-part effort to promote awareness […]

Dean’s Scholars Program 2021 – Request for Applications

The Division of Physician-Scientists announces the 2021 request for applications for the Dean’s Scholars Program. In an effort to provide more notice for applicants, the timeline for this award has been moved up, as compared to the 2020 RFA. Note, the earliest award start date is still July 1, 2021.

Identifying emerging diseases focus of new international collaboration (Links to an external site)

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are establishing a new international collaboration that aims to help scientists prepare for the next pandemic and, perhaps, provide insight into the current one. The School of Medicine is one of 10 sites and a coordinating center forming the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, […]

Medical Students Organize WUSM #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives Efforts

In late May, several School of Medicine students were discussing how they could make a difference in light of the resurgence of awareness of police violence and systemic racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Jason Morris, third year medical student recalls, “My peers and I were wanting to voice support for communities […]

Internal Medicine Resident forms MDs for Racial Justice Book Club

The events of late have left many in the medical community considering their personal roles in addressing racial injustice. Internal medicine resident Rachel Cohen, MD, while reflecting on how she could make her own individual contribution to the cause, shared her thoughts and feelings with a friend. Knowing her busy schedule as a resident, Cohen’s […]

Lisa Zickuhr appointed Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine

The Department of Medicine is very happy to welcome our new Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisa Zickuhr. She will be assisting the current clerkship director Dr. Gerome Escota in providing professional, administrative, and educational leadership for third and fourth year students rotating in Medicine. Dr. Zickuhr is an Assistant Professor of Medicine […]

Medical students assist health departments in tracking COVID-19 (Links to an external site)

As the St. Louis region grapples with reopening businesses and lifting stay-at-home orders, more than 100 students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been volunteering to help local health departments perform case investigations and contact tracing, which are essential public health strategies to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 in-home monitoring program launched (Links to an external site)

People with COVID-19 who are seen by Washington University physicians or BJC Medical Group providers, but not sick enough to be hospitalized, can be enrolled in an in-home health monitoring program. With daily check-ins for each patient via smartphone app or phone call, the program helps medical professionals identify signs of worsening illness early so […]

New COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool and Registry

Lead by Washington University, researchers in the field of critical care outcomes have collaborated to set up an open-access website that provides an outcome risk assessment calculator for severe COVID-19 patients getting various treatments. Read more and download flyer

Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 am – Clopton Auditorium