Dr. Spoorthi Nutakki joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Spoorthi Nutakki joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2022. She was born in India.  Having had exposure to the under-served from an early age she developed an interest to pursue a career in medicine so that she could have a tangible skill […]

Dr. Brandon Parker joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Brandon Parker joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he graduated cum laude in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in business administration. During his […]

Dr. Awais Mulla joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Awais Ahmed Mulla was born in Karachi, Pakistan and finished his undergraduate schooling at DJ Sindh Government Science College with honors in 2010. He obtained his medical degree at Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi in 2016. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Mulla spent time working on his research in 2017, which […]

Dr. Stephen Chi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Stephen Chi joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care as an Assistant Professor of Medicine on the Clinician Track in July 2022. Dr. Chi is originally from Fairfax, VA and attended the College of William and Mary where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biology […]

August 2022 Kudos and Awards

Thank you, residents and interns, for all you do for one another and for your patients. Though often under-appreciated, your work does not go unnoticed. Big or small. You make a difference. Help us highlight the kindness, clinical judgement, resourcefulness, and work ethic.Nominate a resident/intern for Housestaff of the month or just share something good.  August Inpatient Resident […]

New Drug, Positive Results for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Links to an external site)

An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a heart condition also known as HCM—and many don’t know they have the condition until it’s too late. A genetic disease, HCM often goes undetected until someone in the family experiences symptoms, which can range from irregular heart rhythms and stroke to heart failure and […]

Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) – Important Upcoming Deadlines

SSCI Research Scholar Award Deadline – September 1Details and information on this $25,000 (plus 10% indirect costs) pilot funding award can be found at here. SRM 2023 Abstract Deadline – October 7Information on SRM 2023 and abstract submission will soon be available on our website. Abstract submission site will open August 1. SSCI Mentor of […]

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 […]

Department of Medicine’s OUTmed program “Together Again” at PrideFest 2022

OUTmed parade

OUTmed, a forum for LGBTQIA+ identified faculty, trainees, staff, and allies at Washington University School of Medicine, returned as a sponsor of PrideFest 2022, held June 25 and 26th in downtown St. Louis. The event theme, “Together Again” reflects PrideSTL’s excitement to hold the community celebration again after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. […]

Dr. Nathaniel Moulton joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Moulton will be joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Originally from Missouri, he graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Biology from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He then went on to study […]

Dr. Matthew Schroeder joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Matthew Kenneth Schroeder joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. As a native St. Louisan, he grew up in several neighborhoods around the city before attending Saint Louis University for his undergraduate degree. He graduated summa cum laude in 2014 with a Bachelor […]

Dr. Abby Sung joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Abby Sung joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor in July 2022. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA but moved to St. Louis to complete her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in history and biology and wrote her […]

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 […]

Dr. Christina Kearse joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Christina Kearse joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. She was born and raised in South Carolina and attended Clemson University under the merit of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship where she majored in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, graduating cum laude. She then attended […]

Dr. Kevin Stephenson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Stephenson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medical Sciences as an Instructor in July 2022. He sees patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His research focuses on pediatric malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Stephenson has a BA (English Literature, Biology) from Washington University in St. Louis and an MD from Columbia […]

Dr. Kevin Li joins the Department of Medicine

Kevin Li, MD

Dr. Kevin Li joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. He grew up in Clarksville, MD before attending Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in neuroscience and a Minor in psychology. He was an […]

Dr. Cassandra Fritz joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Cassandra Fritz joined the Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Gastroenterology and General Medicine as an Assistant Professor in July 2022. She attended the University of Chicago for medical school, and she completed a year of additional training in health disparities, curriculum development, and pipeline programs for students from racial & ethnic minority […]

Dr. Safia Shaikh joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Safia Shaikh joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2022. She was born in Pakistan. She received her medical degree in 2013 from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Sindh, Pakistan and graduated with honors in 2013. She started her Internal medicine […]

Dr. Mohammad Kashif Ismail joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Mohammad K. Ismail joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as a Professor in July of 2022. He is currently a full-time GI faculty at University Hospital with expertise in advanced GI endoscopic work in the evaluation and management of patients with various GI/Pancreticobiliary diseases and cancers including endoscopic ultrasound and […]

Dr. Khalid Mahmood joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Khalid Mahmood joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. He was born and raised in Pakistan. He received his medical degree from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan in 2012. He completed his one-year internship following graduation and also received one year post graduate training […]

Dr. Christopher Berghoff joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Christopher Berghoff joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Associate Professor in July 2022. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2015, followed by one-year postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University […]

Dr. Madeline Grondalski joins the Department of Medicine

Madeline Grondalski, MD

Dr. Madeline Grondalski joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2022. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. […]

July 2022 Kudos and Awards

July Inpatient Resident of the MonthKelly McDermott “Firm can be stressful. Firm with a full structural overhaul also stressful. Firm with a second structural overhaul while being the team that lost and gained an entire new list overnight TWICE is just ridiculous. This person did it all with unmatched poise and integrity. And did it […]

Dr. Anubha Agarwal joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Anubha Agarwal joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Program in Global Cardiovascular Health in July of 2022. She received her undergraduate degree (BA) at Columbia University, medical degree (MD) at Stanford University School of Medicine with additional training at Stanford University Graduate […]

Dr. Stephanie Conner joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Conner joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Assistant Professor in July 2022. She was born and raised in Huntington, New York before attending college at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology-Chemistry in 2009. She attended medical […]

Dr. Khaled Hamid joins the Department of Medicine

Khaled Abdel-Hamid, MD, PhD will be joining the Department of Medicine, Washington University in August 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Abdel-Hamid (or Dr. Hamid for brevity) was born and grew up in Cairo, Egypt and completed medical training in Cairo University Medical School. After practicing General Medicine […]

Dr. Cheuk Ho Jeffrey Choi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Choi joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2022. He was born in Hong Kong and subsequently moved to Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada where he calls home. He graduated with distinction from Stanford University after completing a Bachelor of […]

Dr. Edward Hurtte joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Edward Hurtte joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2022. He was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska but left to attend college at Saint Louis University where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. At Saint Louis University, […]

Dr. Justin Chen joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Justin Chen joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2022.  He was born and raised in New Jersey.  As part of the Accelerated BS/MD Program at Drexel University, he completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2012 and Medical Degree in 2016.  He then […]

Dr. Vivek Hansalia joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Vivek Hansalia joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2022. He was born in New York City, and lived in Dix Hills, New York before moving to Smyrna, Georgia. He attended Vanderbilt University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Engineering […]

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 […]