Dr. Karla Washington joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Karla T. Washington, PhD, joined the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Associate Professor on January 1, 2021. A native Missourian, Dr. Washington graduated cum laude from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1997. Shortly thereafter, she earned a Master of Social Work […]

Dr. Reyka Jayasinghe joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Reyka Jayasinghe graduated from San Francisco State University in 2013 before pursuing doctoral study in Dr. Li Ding’s lab at Washington University School of Medicine (WashU) as part of the Molecular Genetics and Genomics program. As a graduate student, Dr. Jayasinghe discovered mis-annotated splice-site-creating mutations across many cancer types using high-throughput computational methods in […]

Dr. Joseph Beals joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Beals joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences as an Instructor in May, 2021. Dr. Beals earned his PhD from the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation work focused on the influence of adult obesity on postprandial and post-exercise skeletal […]

Dr. Debra Parker Oliver joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Debra Parker Oliver joined the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as a Professor of Medicine in October of 2020. She also has an appointment in the Goldfarb School of Nursing. She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in […]

Dr. Alexis McKee joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Alexis McKee joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology as an Assistant Professor in December, 2020. Dr. McKee grew up in the St. Louis area. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following this, she completed her medical education at […]

Dr. Jaehyung Cho joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jaehyung Cho joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology as a Professor in August, 2020. Dr. Cho had his Ph.D. training in the laboratory of Deane Mosher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using proteomics and confocal microscopy, his study revealed the novel mechanism by which plasma fibronectin stabilizes platelet adhesion and […]

Dr. Pallavi Chandra joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Pallavi Chandra joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in March, 2021. Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s leading infectious disease, claiming a million lives every year. The current treatments are lengthy, toxic and limited due to the rise of multi-drug resistant infections. Thus, there is a pressing […]

Dr. Abby Spencer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Spencer comes to us from Cleveland, where she most recently served as Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Vice Chair for Education for the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Spencer graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi […]

Dr. Jeffrey Koenitzer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Koenitzer was born in Minot, North Dakota. He received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied the anti-inflammatory activity of reactive lipid species in the context of cardiovascular disease and developed an early clinical interest in Pulmonary medicine. He subsequently completed his Residency and Fellowship training in […]

Dr. Jaime Flores-Ruiz joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jaime Flores-Ruiz joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. Dr. Flores-Ruiz is board certified in Internal Medicine. He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in May 2010. […]

Dr. Faran Polani joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Faran Polani joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in September 2020. Dr. Polani graduated medical school in 2011 from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, one of the oldest and top ranked medical schools in the country. He was his class valedictorian and spent most his elective […]

Dr. Syed Ehsanullah joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Syed Ehsanullah joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. He was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan where he graduated in 2013 from Baqai Medical University. During medical school, he was actively involved in scholarly activity and co-authored chapters on Hematology and Endocrinology for […]

Dr. Lalit Kalvala joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lalit Chandra Kalvala joined the Washington University Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. Dr. Kalvala was born and raised in Warangal, India where he pursued his medical education. During his medical schooling in India, he volunteered in several health camps held to educate the underserved […]

Dr. Francesca Fontana joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Francesca Fontana, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an Instructor in January, 2020. From the standpoint of applications, Dr. Fontana’s work involves molecular imaging, nanotherapy, metabolomics, cellular molecular biology, and animal models of disease. By nosology, her research interests revolve mostly around bone oncology, including bone physiopathology, […]

Dr. Kevin Bauerle joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Bauerle joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research as an Instructor in January, 2021. Dr. Bauerle was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned his bachelor of science in biochemistry from Louisiana State University and his MD/PhD from the University of Colorado School of […]

Dr. Vered Gazit joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Vered Gazit joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Instructor in January, 2021. Dr. Vered Gazit completed her Doctorate Degree in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Pharmacology under the supervision of Dr. Yeshayahu S. Kats. Following her doctorate training, Dr. Gazit spent three years as Instructor and […]

Dr. Mia Weiss joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Mia Weiss joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology in August, 2020. Mia C. Weiss, M.D. is a medical oncologist with clinical interest in the care of patients with localized and metastatic soft tissue and bone sarcomas. She works collaboratively with pathologists, radiation oncologists, and orthopedic surgeons to assess, diagnose, and […]

Dr. Mauricio García Saenz de Sicilia joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Mauricio García Saenz de Sicilia joined the Division of Gastroenterology in September of 2020. He received his MD from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Medicina in Mexico City. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine as well as his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion in […]

Dr. Ian Ross joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ian Ross completed medical school at the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, graduating with election to both Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine. His performance as a resident was outstanding; he received the resident […]

Dr. Lana Hamieh joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lana Hamieh joined the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine in August 2020. Dr. Hamieh was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She attended the American University of Beirut (AUB) for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors in […]

Dr. Lucas Gu joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lucas Gu joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2020. Dr. Gu is from Madison, Wisconsin. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin Madison in 2011. During his undergraduate training, he was awarded the Hilldale research scholarship for his […]

Dr. Diana Zhao joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Diana Zhao joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in June 2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with Honors from The University of Chicago in 2008. She earned her MD and PhD from Washington University School of […]

Dr. Corey Shy joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Corey Shy joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. He was born in Decatur, Georgia in 1991 and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi in 1995 where he stayed until 2005 before moving to Lufkin, Texas where he graduated from Lufkin High school in 2009. He […]

Dr. Karen Shen joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Karen Shen joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2020. She completed her undergraduate training at Swarthmore College in 2011 with a double major in Mathematics and Physics. She received her medical degree in 2017 from Washington University in St. Louis School of […]

Dr. Michael Joshua Hendrix Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Michael Joshua Hendrix joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases as an instructor in July 2020. He was born and raised in Kingman, Arizona and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in pre-medical training at the Northern Arizona University (NAU) […]

Dr. Tracey Godbold joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Tracey Godbold joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Southeast Michigan. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduating from college, she worked as a paralegal at […]

Dr. Cady Edwards Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Cady Beedy Edwards joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2020. She was born in Maine and soon after moved to Fairhope, Alabama. She attended The University of Alabama and graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors in 2013 with a major […]

Dr. Erin Baum Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Erin Baum joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. She grew up in Morris, IL before attending Loyola University Chicago where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Mathematics while also completing the Interdisciplinary Honors Program. […]

Dr. Kelley Williams Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kelley Williams joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research on August 17, 2020 as Instructor in Medicine. Dr. Williams was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Saint Louis University in 2011 and her medical degree from the University of […]

Dr. Rong Mei Zhang Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Rong Mei Zhang joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research on July 1, 2020 as an Instructor. Dr. Zhang received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To enhance her research experience, she worked in basic science research developing a zebrafish model to study […]

Dr. Haley Abel Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Haley J. Abel joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Instructor in October, 2020. Dr. Abel received her B.A. in Mathematics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. During her doctoral research in mathematics, she worked on […]

Dr. Rachel McDonald Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Rachel McDonald joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020. Dr. McDonald attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where during her third year of medical school, she was recognized for both her medical knowledge and clinical skills and was […]

Dr. Andrew Davis Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Andrew Davis joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020. Dr. Davis received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2009 and performed his medical school, internal medicine, and hematology/oncology training at Northwestern University from which he graduated in 2020. Dr. Davis’s research interests have […]

Dr. Natalia Genere Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Natalia Genere joins the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research as an Instructor in August 2020. Dr. Genere grew up in the Detroit, Michigan area. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Medical Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and subsequently completed medical education at the […]

Dr. Monika Bambouskova Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Bambouskova received her MS in Biochemistry at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and subsequently she earned her PhD in Biochemistry there in 2016. During her graduate studies she worked at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences where she focused on studies of plasma membrane-associated immunoreceptor signaling. She also […]

Dr. Yi-Chieh “EJ” Perng Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Yi-Chieh “EJ” Perng joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as an instructor in July, 2020. Dr. Perng pursued his graduate training at Washington University in the laboratory of Dr. Dong Yu. His PhD studies were focused on establishing a reverse-genetic system that allowed him to investigate the function(s) of genes […]

Dr. Andy Chuu Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Andy Chuu joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology as an Assistant Professor in October, 2020. Dr. Chuu received his MD from the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. He received several distinctions while a medical student, including the Student Leadership Award, the Commitment to Undeserved People Leadership […]

Dr. Aisha Shaikh joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Aisha Shaikh joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as an Associate Professor in September, 2020. Dr. Shaikh completed medical school at the Dow University of Health Sciences in Pakistan. Her subsequent training included an Internal Medicine residency at St. Louis University Hospital, followed by a Rheumatology fellowship at Washington University […]

Dr. David Sumoza joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. David Sumoza joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology in July, 2020 as an Instructor. Dr. Sumoza is an instructor of medicine specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Hematologic and Oncologic malignancies. Dr. Sumoza graduated from the Medical School of the University of Carabobo, Venezuela, where he also completed his […]

Dr. James Krings joins the Department of Medicine

James Krings, MD joined the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in September, 2020. Dr. Krings is originally from the St. Louis area. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Washington University School […]

Dr. Nicole Droz joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nicole Droz joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020. Dr. Droz completed her undergraduate education at Colorado State University, where she received a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then attended medical […]

Dr. Dennis Chen joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Dennis Chen joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in August, 2020. Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate training at Duke University followed by medical school training at the University Of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) […]

Dr. Massini Merzkani joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Massini Merzkani joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2020. Dr. Merzkani received his M.D. from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras in 2011. He subsequently completed his internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2012 – 2015. He was distinguished […]

Dr. Ofer Zimmerman joins the Department of Medicine

Ofer Zimmerman, MD, joined the Department of Medicine on July 1, 2020 as an Instructor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Zimmerman obtained his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical […]

Dr. Elyse Everett joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Elyse Everett joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine as an Instructor on July 1, 2020, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology. She received her Bachelor degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2009 followed by a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2011, both at the University of Pittsburgh. […]

Dr. Christine Schafer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Christine Schafer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020. Dr. Schafer was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, she studied history and graduated with honors. She returned to New Jersey to attend Rutgers Robert Wood […]

Dr. Patrick Grierson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Patrick Grierson attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine graduating in 2014. He then matriculated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis completing his residency in Medicine in 2016 and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in 2020. Dr. Grierson then joined the faculty as an Instructor on the Clinician Track […]

Dr. Ramzi Abboud joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ramzi Abboud attended medical school at the University of Rochester where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 2014. He then matriculated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis completing his residency in Medicine in 2017 and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in 2020. Dr. Abboud then joined the faculty as an Instructor on […]

Dr. Ingrid Eshun-Wilson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ingrid Eshun-Wilson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in July, 2020. Dr. Eshun-Wilson received an undergraduate Medical Degree and Diploma in Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she worked as a HIV physician for several years. She further developed her […]

Dr. Peter McDonnell joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Peter McDonnell joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in July, 2020. Dr. McDonnell grew up on the coast of the Puget Sound in Washington State, where he also attended Seattle University for his undergraduate studies. He received his medical degree at the University of Michigan School […]