MEDA:  Making a difference for underrepresented trainees and junior faculty

Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) is a new program designed to foster and support the careers of trainees who belong to diverse groups. Sponsored by the Department of Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, MEDA is open to all within the Washington University School of Medicine community interested in the shared goal of […]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital honors Kollef, Rubin with Lifetime Achievement Award

Marin Kollef, MD, and Brian Rubin, MD, honored by medical staff for longtime service to hospital, university and community (Reprinted from the May 31, 2022 issue of Physician Connect.) Marin Kollef, MD, FACP, FCCP and Brian Rubin, MD, FACS, received the Barnes-Jewish Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association’s semi-annual general meeting May 12 […]

De Fer receives Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award from the American College of Physicians; De Fer and Fraser awarded Masterships

Thomas M. De Fer, MD, FACP, Chief, Division of General Medicine, was awarded the 2021-2022 Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award by the American College of Physicians (ACP) during the annual ACP meeting in April. The award is bestowed upon a Fellow or Master of the College who has demonstrated the qualities of a great […]

Spotlight on Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI

As an undergraduate double major in English and Biology, Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, might have had a hard time predicting her eventual career path. But, during her first semester in medical school, Kwon admitted she was “bit by the proverbial microbiology bug”.  “I was truly fascinated by these organisms,” recalls Kwon. “And I knew immediately […]

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, named interim Co-Editor-in-Chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has appointed Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, as a interim co-editor-in-chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID), an IDSA journal publication. Spec previously served as OFID’s associate deputy editor for transfers. More details regarding OFID’s new appointments are available on their website.

Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) expands to provide funding to researchers affected by extraprofessional personal demands due to COVID-19

For over seven years, the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) has supported early-career physician scientists at Washington University School of Medicine facing extraprofessional challenges due to childbearing, family or health issues at a critical phase of their careers. This program was launched in 2015, when the School of Medicine was selected as part […]

The next war we have to win (Links to an external site)

While the battle against SARS-CoV-2 rages on, Washington University researchers and clinicians are fighting a rearguard action against drug-resistant infections that years of overprescribing have turned deadly.

OUTmed Hosts Queerer Mentoring Workshop

On March 30th, OUTmed, LGBTQ+med, and the Academy of Educators hosted the first-ever Queerer Mentoring Workshop. Over 35 faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and students attended from across the School of Medicine for this workshop and networking event.  The workshop goals were to help OUTmed mentoring groups better understand member needs and to help recognize the difference […]

Department of Medicine faculty recognized at annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards


On March 1, 2022, the annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards ceremony was held honoring Washington University School of Medicine educators who have made the most significant contributions to the training of future physicians. Initiated by students and implemented with support from the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE), the Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize outstanding achievements in clinical care, […]

Tricuspid Regurgitation

Setting Standards for Diagnosis, Repair & Replacement The Valve Team at Washington University School of Medicine is among the first in the world to use a transfemoral transcatheter device for the treatment of severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). “In the middle of the COVID pandemic, we submitted a request to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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 […]