Dr. Nancy Sweitzer joins the Department of Medicine

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Dr. Sweitzer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MD/PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Her PhD in Physiology involved study of the contractile biophysics of single cardiac myocytes in the […]

Dr. Slade Stratton joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Stratton will join the Dermatology division as an assistant professor in May 2022.  He graduated in 2005 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and completed a cooperative employment program with the Food and Drug Administration – Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He earned his medical degree in […]

Dr. Jacquelyn Benson joins the Department of Medicine

Jacquelyn Benson, PhD

Dr. Benson is a family gerontologist whose program of research has a translation focus aimed at enhancing the psychological and social lives of older adults and their caregiving families. Much of her work focuses on testing and implementing psychosocial and behavioral interventions designed to promote healthy lifestyles, positive family connections, and better mental health outcomes […]

Dr. Anubha Mutneja joins the Department of Medicine

Anubha Mutneja, MD

Dr. Mutneja received her MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New-Delhi, India. She subsequently completed internal medicine residency at the University of Florida where she won the Research Day Award in the medical trainee category. In 2013, she was recruited to join the Washington University Nephrology Fellowship Program. She graduated from our program in 2015, […]

Dr. Stephanie Teja joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Teja joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in March of 2022. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to Singapore during her school years, and came to California for college. She attended Foothill Community College, transferred to The University of California, Berkeley and graduated […]

Dr. Arturo Alisio joins the Department of Medicine

Arturo Alisio, PhD

Dr. Arturo Alisio obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cordoba in Argentina where he studied plasma membrane composition and calcium transporters. Based on his early interest in membrane protein transporters, he came to Washington University to work with Dr. Mike Mueckler for his postdoctoral studies. In the Mueckler lab, Dr. Alisio studied […]

Dr. Hua Pan joins the Department of Medicine

Hua Pan, PhD

Hua Pan, PhD, completed her undergraduate training in biomedical engineering (BME) with emphases on electrical engineering for medical device design and computer engineering for medical signal/imaging analysis. She also earned a Master in Medicine degree in China prior to her BME Master of Engineering degree study at Case Western Reserve University, where she combined electrophysiology […]

Dr. Carolina Salvador joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Carolina Salvador received her MD degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She then completed residency in Internal Medicine, and a research fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the same institution. Later, she completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University of Louisville, after which she was […]

Dr. Fang Zhao joins the Department of Medicine

Fang Zhao, MD, PhD

Dr. Fang Zhao will join Washington University after her fellowship in 2021 at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was in 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University. She received her MD in 2016 from the University of Chicago and her PhD in 2012 from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, […]

Dr. Robert Young joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Young attended the University of Delaware and graduated magna cum laude. He received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, also graduating magna cum laude. He trained at Boston University Medical Center for his internship and completed his residency at ChristianaCare in Delaware. Later he obtained a Masters in Health Service and Outcomes Research […]

Dr. Adam Wilcox joins the Department of Medicine

Adam Wilcox, PhD

Adam Wilcox, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Applied Clinical Informatics, Institute for Informatics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has broad experience in both applied and research informatics, both in academia and healthcare delivery organizations. He leads strategy and activities related to application of […]

Dr. Darja Karpova joins the Department of Medicine

Darja Karpova, PhD

Dr. Karpova has obtained her bachelor and master degree in molecular biology and biomedicine and has specialized in the field of experimental hematology since her PhD studies on the role of CXCR4 signalling in blood development. Dr. Karpova considers teaching an incredibly important and gratifying part of her job that gives her the opportunity to […]

Dr. Anjali Rohatgi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Anjali Rohatgi will be returning to Washington University in St. Louis this fall to join the Division of Oncology and Siteman Cancer Center. She earned her bachelors of science in biochemistry from Michigan State University. She then joined the MSTP at Washington University where she earned her PhD characterizing the innate immune response to […]

Dr. Daniel Ferguson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Ferguson is an instructor for the Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences Division.  He earned a B.S. from Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA in 2006, he earned a PhD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC and is a postgraduate from Washington University School of Medicine in 2021.  Dr. Ferguson’s primary research […]

Dr. Amit Bery joins the Department of Medicine

Amit Bery, MD

Dr. Amit Bery attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine during which time he worked in Dr. Susan Mackinnon’s lab focused on peripheral nerve injury. His work included performing microsurgery to inject rat tibial nerves with local anesthetics and perform assessments of muscle strength. This work led to his first basic science publication. […]

Dr. Dilan Patel joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Patel’s clinical, research, and teaching interests include investigating the pathogenesis of malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders. His studies are focused on better understanding mechanisms of disease as well as ways to prevent poor outcomes following hematopoietic cell transplant. While at Vanderbilt University, he worked with his co-mentor, Dr. Brian Engelhardt, on understanding the mechanisms […]

Dr. Mark Huffman joins the Department of Medicine

Mark Huffman, MD

In January 2022, Dr. Mark Huffman will join the Washington University School of Medicine as Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Global Health Center. He also has a secondary appointment at the George Institute for Global Health at the University of New South Wales and has previously served as the inaugural director of the […]

Dr. Javan Kisaka joins the Department of Medicine

Javan Kisaka, PhD, is an instructor at the Division of Infectious Disease. He studies molecular basis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), specifically latent HIV reservoir and trying to better understand mechanisms of HIV replication in macrophages and resting CD4+T cells. He was born and raised in Kenya where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree […]

Dr. Adriana Dusso joins the Department of Medicine

Adriana Dusso, PhD

Dr. Adriana Dusso is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in Biochemistry from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. In 1978, after a two-year fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry, she joined Dr. Puche´s laboratory in the Division of Biological Chemistry with a dual appointment: Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry for 2nd year medical students and PhD student […]

Dr. Frank Seghatol-Eslami joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Frank Seghatol is a cardiologist and associate Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is also board certified and level III in echocardiography. Dr. Seghatol received my MD degree from the University of Brussels, Belgium […]

Dr. Jingyu (Jerry) Xiang joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jerry Xiang received his Medical Degree in 2010 from the Medical College of Three Gorges University in Yichang, China. After finishing medical school, he joined Dr. Katherine Weilbaecher’s lab as a postdoctoral research associate from 2010 to 2015 and continued to work as a staff scientist in the lab. During the training in Dr. […]

Dr. Shannon Devlin joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Shannon Devlin joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine as an instructor in October 2021. She was born and raised in Saint Louis but moved to Kansas City for college. She attended Rockhurst University, as part of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Pre-Medical Scholars program, and graduated summa […]

Dr. Leslie Gewin joins the Department of Medicine

I am truly delighted to announce that Leslie Gewin, MD, will be joining our division as Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gewin comes to us from the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was an Associate Professor at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she serves as a Staff Physician. […]

Dr. Jing Li joins the Department of Medicine

Jing Li, MD, PhD

Jing Li, MD, DrPH, MS, was an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Health Services Research at the University of Kentucky where she had worked since January 2014. A graduate of Tianjin Medical University in 1997, she completed residency training in anesthesiology at the Tianjin Medical University General Hospital […]

Dr. Orsola di Martino joins the Department of Medicine

Orsola di Martino, PhD

Orsola di Martino is a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in acute myeloid leukemia development and progression to develop less aggressive and more efficient therapy. She received her doctorate in molecular and industrial biotechnology from the University of […]

Dr. Jonas Marschall joins the Department of Medicine

Jonas Marschall, MD is the Physician-in-Chief and Director of the Infection Prevention Program at Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, part of the management team of the Department of Infectious Diseases, and an Associate Professor with the University of Bern. The focus of his research is the epidemiology of infectious diseases acquired in the hospital setting […]

Dr. Farhan Katchi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Farhan Katchi attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and stayed to complete his internal medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He then completed his Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, working alongside Marfan’s experts, Drs. Richard Devereux and Mary Roman. He became proficient […]

Dr. Bryan Kraft joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Bryan D. Kraft is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the George Washington University in Washington, District of Columbia, and his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and a Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care […]

Dr. Gregg Rokosh joins the Department of Medicine

Gregg Rokosh, PhD

Dr. D. Gregg Rokosh will be joining the Cardiology Division faculty as of September 2021 as an Associate Professor of Medicine. He earned his BS in 1987 at the University of Saskatchewan and his PhD in 1993 at the same University. He did his postgraduate work at the University of California, San Francisco from 1993 […]

Dr. Qiongxin Wang joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Qiongxin Wang has been working on the development of an entirely new scientific paradigm for the basis of cardiac inflammation in heart failure, one that ascribes a key role to specific immune cells in ischemic cardiomyopathy. The explicit profiles of macrophage subsets and according capacities have been built on our mouse models with acute […]

Dr. Leonid Shmuylovich joins the Department of Medicine

Leonid Shmuylovich, MD, PhD

Dr. Leonid Shmuylovich is an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Dermatologist in the Division of Dermatology and Washington University in Saint Louis. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a PhD in Physics and MD from Washington University in Saint Louis. He completed a Pediatrics internship at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, Dermatology […]

Dr. Aaron Russell joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Aaron Russell was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in Neuroscience. He then moved to St. Louis and earned his medical degree from Washington University. Following medical school, Dr. Russell completed an internal medicine prelim year at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He then returned to Washington University […]

Dr. Kathleen Markan joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Markan’s background is in studying adipose tissue began as a research technician at the University of Chicago where she studied the function of the co-repressors NCoR and SMRT during adipogenesis. This led her to the graduate program and the Committee on Molecular Metabolism & Human Nutrition at the University of Chicago. As a […]

Dr. Lindsay Underhill joins the Department of Medicine

Lindsay Underhill is an environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on policy-driven interventions that aim to reduce health disparities in low-resource populations in the United States and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In particular, her work has employed a diverse set of analytical methods—from geographic information system (GIS) analysis, field-based exposure assessment, and building simulation modeling—to […]

Dr. Sangeeta Adak joins the Department of Medicine

Sangeeta Adak received her PhD in Biochemistry in 2009 from the University of Calcutta, India where she studied the possible risk factors in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and associated cardiovascular disorders. In the same year, she joined Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis in Dr. Linda Pike’s lab for her postdoctoral studies where her […]

Dr. Gmerice Hammond joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Gmerice Hammond joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology on July 1, 2021. She has just recently been awarded a new grant – NIH LRP.  Dr. Hammond completed a BA in Biology and an MD at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Internal Medicine Residency […]

Dr. Priyanka Verma is joining the Department of Medicine

Dr. Priyanka Verma is an assistant professor for the Oncology Department at Washington University School of Medicine and a graduate of the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi, India.  Dr. Verma is intrigued with the conundrum that while DNA replication and repair are essential for viability, cancer cells with defects in these pathways evolve […]

Dr. Adriana Rauseo Acevedo joins the Department of Medicine

Adriana Rauseo Acevedo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and received her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela. After working for a few years in her home country, she decided to continue her medical training in the US and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science […]

Dr. Jesus Jimenez joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jesus Jimenez is a physician scientist committed to the understanding of immune processes underlying cardiac injury from cancer immunotherapies in an effort to develop innovative and preventative treatments. His basic science and clinical training reflect his commitment to identify and address clinically and scientifically relevant questions to improve the care of cardio-oncology patients. His […]

Dr. Benjamin Kopecky joins the Department of Medicine

After completing his medical and graduate studies at the University of Iowa, Dr. Benjamin Kopecky joined the Washington University in St. Louis Physician Scientist Training Program. He completed general cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant fellowship programs prior to joining the laboratory of Dr. Kory Lavine. While a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. […]

Dr. Xiangyu Zhang joins the Department of Medicine

Xiangyu Zhang is an instructor in Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine. In 2014, he received PhD degree from Nanjing University, where he started his research in detecting the mechanism regulating early differentiation of T cells. As a graduate student, he accepted a comprehensive training on studying immunology, biochemistry, and molecular […]

Dr. Laura Halverson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Laura Halverson completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina prior to completing two years as an intramural research scholar at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, she developed an interest both in a multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of medical care […]

Dr. Daniel Reynolds joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Reynolds is originally from St. Louis, MO and attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology. He then attended University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he earned his MD. Following medical school, he completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in […]

Dr. Tariq Hamid joins the Department of Medicine

As a molecular biologist by training, Dr. Tariq Hamid is interested in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms related to cardiovascular pathologies such as ventricular remodeling and heart failure. The primary focus of my research is aimed at evaluating the role of inflammation and inflammatory signaling in the progression of such pathophysiology. He previously established the […]

Dr. Zishuo Hu joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ian Hu is an assistant professor in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology service at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). Dr. Hu received his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island and his Medical Scientist Training Program with a medical degree and graduate degree at Stony Brook in Long Island. He completed his residency […]

Dr. Gonzalo Matzumura Umemoto joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Gonzalo Matzumura Umemoto will be joining the faculty this summer and fall. Dr. Matzumura Umemoto received his MD from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He then spent two years as Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado before moving to Texas where he completed Internal […]

Dr. Reena Gurung joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Reena Gurung will be joining the faculty this summer and fall. Dr. Gurung received her MD from the School of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu University in Nepal. She subsequently spent two years as a Senior House Officer in the UK before moving to St. Louis, where she completed internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital. […]

Dr. Prashanth Thakker joins the Department of Medicine

Prashanth D. Thakker, MD is currently an Interventional Cardiology fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital. Prior to his current role, he completed a 6-year BS/MD program at the University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following this, he completed his internship and residency at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Medical Center where […]

Dr. Erica Young joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Erica Young joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine as an Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, on July 1, 2021. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she received her medical degree from Washington University. After completing residency training in […]