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 […]

Kendall named director of allergy and immunology division (Links to an external site)

Peggy Kendall, MD

Peggy Kendall, MD, was named director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined the university from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where she was an associate professor of medicine and pathology, microbiology and immunology.

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Memorial Lectureship

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Memorial Lectureship was established in 2005 at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center, Floor 1 EPNEC Auditorium “ER Stress: Reprogramming the Tumor Microenvironment” Download Flyer (pdf)

Reflection of values – The School of Medicine pledges $100 million to offset tuition through scholarships and revise the curriculum (Links to an external site)

On a crisp autumn Saturday two years ago, the newly appointed senior associate dean for education began getting ready for an important finance meeting with the medical school’s senior leaders. That’s when a crazy idea struck her. “I was thinking about ways to reduce medical school debt and, on a broader level, my overall purpose […]

Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy with Adia Wingfield, PhD. (Links to an external site)

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Department of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital’s Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital invite you to join us as Adia Harvey Wingfield, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, presents about her most recent book, Flatlining: Race, […]

School of Medicine establishes Division of Physician-Scientists (Links to an external site)

Addressing a nationwide shortage of physician-scientists, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established a Division of Physician-Scientists to help nurture the career development of physicians who treat patients and also want to conduct scientific research. The division will provide resources, mentorships, and research and leadership programs to encourage and inspire physicians interested […]

Cresci spearheads precision medicine statement for heart failure (Links to an external site)

Sharon Cresci, MD, an associate professor of medicine and of genetics in the Cardiovascular Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led a committee that developed the American Heart Association’s (AHA) scientific statement on the potential for precision medicine to improve treatment for patients with heart failure. The statement is published Sept. 12 in […]

Academy of Educators member induction ceremony

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, September 24 from 4-5p (with reception to follow) for the Academy of Educators member induction ceremony. Each of you has at least one faculty member who was selected for membership this year. I am hopeful that the members themselves have invited you to the event, but in the […]

Melvin Blanchard, MD – Division of Medical Education

Dear colleagues, Dr. Melvin Blanchard has taken an important new leadership position at the Baltimore Medical Center and will be leaving his current position at Washington University School of Medicine on October 31, 2019. Although Dr. Blanchard’s’ departure is a great loss for our department, this is a tremendous opportunity for Dr. Blanchard and he will be joining […]

DOM Faculty and Family Day at the Zoo – October 13th, 2019

The Office of Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine will be hosting DOM Faculty and Family Day at the St. Louis Zoo on Sunday, October 13th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  We invite ALL DOM faculty and their families to attend.  In addition to spending a fun and adventurous day at the St. […]

Rood gives keynote at ostomy conference (Links to an external site)

Richard P. Rood, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, gave the opening keynote address at the United Ostomy Association of America’s national conference Aug. 7 in Philadelphia. His talk was titled “My life as a nearly 50-year-ostomate. How ostomy care has matured in the […]

Veterans Townhall Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019 5 pm – 7 pm Ministries United 14550 New Halls Ferry Road Florissant, MO 63033 View the VASTLouis Facebook page for more information

2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference

REGISTER NOW! Join us for the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 Washington University in St. Louis—Danforth Campus Advance registration closes October 8 CEUs (for Social Workers and Counselors) are available. Visit the conference website for full details: sites.wustl.edu/transgenderspectrumconference/ Download the poster QUESTIONS: Contact artsci-transgenderspectrum@email.wustl.edu

Cardiovascular Division Leadership Announcement

Dr. Douglas L. Mann, the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine, stepped down as Chief of the Cardiovascular Division effective May 1, 2019, in order to focus on his research and have more time with his family. Dr. Mann will stay here on the faculty and continue to play an important role as a clinician, […]

Powderly to lead Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (Links to an external site)

William G. Powderly, MD, the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). The institute is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Evanoff […]

Blanchard appointed vice chair for education (Links to an external site)

The Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named Melvin Blanchard, MD, to the newly created position of vice chair for education. Blanchard will continue in his role as director of the department’s Division of Medical Education until a national search is concluded and a replacement is named. Regarding his role as […]

Siteman Cancer Center announces first network affiliate in Illinois (Links to an external site)

The Siteman Cancer Network, a partnership with regional medical centers, has added a third member, the network’s first in Illinois. Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill., has joined the network, which is aimed at improving the health of people and communities through cancer research, treatment and prevention. Membership in the Siteman network strengthens and further expands Alton Memorial’s […]

Department of Medicine, Research Strategic Planning- Faculty Town Hall Meetings

Let’s discuss the future of research in our Department – from bedside to basic science and back to the people we serve. Tuesday, April 30, 10:30-11:30 am (EPNEC Seminar Room A) Monday, May 20, 2:00-3:00 pm (EPNEC Seminar Room A) Thursday, May 23, 12:00-1:00 pm (EPNEC Seminar Room B) Discussions led by Brad Evanoff, MD […]

Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules Readmission penalties reduced for hospitals with poorest patients (Links to an external site)

MATT MILLER Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led a study showing that new Medicare reimbursement rules reduce financial penalties for safety-net hospitals. The change shifts some of the financial burden away from hospitals that care for the most vulnerable patients. New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief […]

Cardiovascular Division Leadership Announcement

Dr. Douglas L. Mann, the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine, has decided to step down as Chief of the Cardiovascular Division effective May 1, 2019, in order to focus on his research and have more time with his family. Dr. Mann will stay here on the faculty and continue to play an important role as a […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn!

Dear Faculty and Staff, We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn will be receiving the 2019 Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults on April 24th at 9:00 am at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The Kopolow Award recognizes individuals in the St. Louis Metro Region who […]

DOM Medical Education Update

Colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Melvin Blanchard, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Medical Education and Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) is being promoted to Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Blanchard is a distinguished […]

In Vivo Imaging Core

Dear Department of Medicine Faculty, The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created the In Vivo Imaging Core (IVIC) in the division of Infectious Diseases to provide a cost-effective resource for investigators requiring in vivo imaging and multi-dimensional data analysis for their research.  Since its inception in 2013, the IVIC has provided imaging […]

School of Medicine expands mission of McDonnell Genome Institute (Links to an external site)

The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is entering a new era of genomic medicine, expanding its capacities beyond genome sequencing and adding a new and vital focus on understanding how genetics influences health and disease. Jeffrey Milbrandt, MD, PhD, recently appointed executive director of the McDonnell Genome Institute, says the […]

White named director of Division of Palliative Medicine (Links to an external site)

Patrick White, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, has been named director of the newly formed Division of Palliative Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The appointment was announced by Victoria J. Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine. “Patrick is nationally recognized as an outstanding […]

Gerald Medoff, former director of infectious diseases division, 82

Gerald Medoff, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine and former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chair of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in hospice care at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur, Mo., following a long bout with Parkinson’s disease. He […]

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 […]

Siteman Cancer Center plans 2020 opening at Memorial Hospital East (Links to an external site)

Siteman Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region, has received all necessary approvals to construct a new facility at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Ill., slated to open in early 2020. Washington University Physicians In Illinois, Inc., will provide specialty cancer care to patients at the Memorial East location. Siteman – […]

Philips named co-director of infectious diseases division (Links to an external site)

Tuberculosis expert Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine, has been named co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Dr. Philips is an outstanding physician-scientist,” said Victoria J. Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine. “She is an accomplished […]

Dr. Benjamin Jennings joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Jennings joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in the Division of Hematology in October, 2018. Dr. Jennings is a strong bench scientist with experience determining molecular and enzymatic mechanisms. He has experience while at the University of Michigan included specializing in molecular mechanisms, enzymology, regulation and trafficking consequences of protein post-translational […]

Dr. Valeria Tosti joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Valeria Tosti joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences in November, 2018. As a physician working with a primarily geriatric population in Italy, she became acutely aware of the physical and emotional burdens of certain chronic diseases. This work, along with data from epidemiological studies […]

Dr. Maamoun Salam joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Maamoun Salam joined the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research in July, 2018. His journey with medicine started at Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine, Damascus, Syria. After graduation, he moved to the United States and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Temple University Hospital, […]

Dr. Patrick White appointed Division Chief of Palliative Medicine

Patrick White, MD, has accepted the position as Division Chief of the newly-formed Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Dr. White received his BS, summa cum laude, double majoring in Biology and Theology with a minor in Bioethics from the University of Notre Dame. He received his MD from The Ohio State College […]

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. […]

Dr. Rajan Sah joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Rajan Sah joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an Associate Professor in September, 2018. His passion as a physician-scientist is to discover, develop and deliver better therapies for patients with cardiovascular disease. To this end, he has directed his research efforts to identifying novel and innovative biological targets to […]

Dr. Lily Huang joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lily Huang joined the Department of Medicine with the VA Hospital as an Instructor in July, 2018. She completed her Residency at Tulane University, and her residency was in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Huang has a business background and focus on QI, which she will deploy at Washington University.  […]

Dr. Will Ross expands his role as Associate Dean for Diversity Programs

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Will Ross has agreed to expand his role as Associate Dean for Diversity Programs to include serving as the School of Medicine’s Principal Officer for Community Partnerships. This new role will be supported jointly by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Education. Community […]

Dr. Nusayba Bagegni joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nusayba Bagegni joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Assistant Professor in August, 2018. After receiving a B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Bagegni graduated with Research Distinction from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of […]

Dr. Johannes Tanner joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Johannes Tanner joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Instructor in July, 2018. Dr. Tanner’s research efforts are focused on developing novel immunotherapeutic strategies that enhance anti-tumor immunity, especially in the brain. Clinically, he sees patients with skin and brain tumors as well as patients enrolled in early phase immunotherapy […]

Dr. Olivia Aranha joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Olivia Arahna joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Assistant Professor in December, 2017. She attended the University of Bombay (Mumbai) in India, receiving her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1995.  She then Received her PhD in Pathology from Wayne State University School of Medicine in […]

Dr. Wenners Ballard joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Wenners Ballard joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July, 2018. Dr. Wenners Ballard III received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Hampton University in 2010, a Master’s Degree in Tumor Biology from Georgetown University in 2011, and a Medical Degree from Howard University […]

Dr. Alex Thomas joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Alex Thomas joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2018. He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky graduating from St. Xavier High School. After graduation, he decided to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama before finding his love of […]

Dr. Peter Zhao joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Peter Zhao joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2018. He was born in Jinan, China and moved to the United States at age 3. His family has lived in multiple cities including Houston, TX; Richmond, VA; and Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Emory University from […]

Dr. Lakshmi Chelapareddy joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lakshmi Ramya Chelapareddy attended medical school at Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences, under the NTR University of Health Sciences. During medical school she was the head of the sports committee and competed at the university level in various sports. After finishing medical school she worked as a general physician for one year […]