Dr. James McMenimen joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. James McMenimen joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2021. He was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. During his studies, he was able to spend a summer as an AMGEN scholar, conducting organic chemistry research […]

Dr. Alex Lane joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Alex Ryan Lane joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. He grew up in Southern Illinois and attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate degree. He graduated with honors and highest distinction in Psychology in 2011. After college, he worked as […]

Message for Juneteenth

Dear colleagues,  Juneteenth is an important day in the history of the United States. 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 a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  As many enslavers continued […]

Mark V. Williams, MD – Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine

It is my pleasure to announce that Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, will be joining Washington University School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine as the new Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Williams is being recruited from the University of Kentucky, where he is currently the Chief Quality and Transformation Officer […]

PSTP Leadership Announcement

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Timothy Ley, the Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Chair in Oncology, Professor of Medicine and of Genetics and Director of the Section of Stem Cell Biology in the Division of Oncology has joined the leadership team of the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) as […]

Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces class of 2021

The Alpha Omega Alpha Executive and Selection committees announce the new faculty, alumni and house officers to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Class of 2021. AΩA is the honor medical society recognizing, advocating for, and inspiring physicians in the care of patients and promotion of health. Members may be elected throughout their career […]

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD – Chief of the Division of Cardiology

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Sumanth D. Prabhu will join the Department of Medicine as the new Chief for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Prabhu will become the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases on October 1, 2021. Dr. Prabhu joins us from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he […]

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 […]

Wydown Middle School students share notes of thanks with health care workers

thank you notes from Wydown Middle Schoolers

Students at Wydown Middle School in Clayton, MO created notes of thanks and support to share with health care workers at WashU and BJC. More than 130 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade participated in this health care thank you campaign organized by the student council. According to Wydown’s student council advisor, Frankie Synovec, […]

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 […]

WashU’s Gratitude Project Features Internal Medicine Residency Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program was featured in a recent episode of the Gratitude Project, a program focused on highlighting stories of how WashU faculty, staff and students are rising up for the greater good. The episode details how the internal medicine chief residents with residency program leadership worked together to build camaraderie among the […]

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 […]

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals /Washington University Collaboration – Call for Challenge Grant Proposals

Washington University and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals are pleased to announce a second call for Challenge Grant proposals. Challenge Grants are intended for projects where a compelling therapeutic target has been identified, but additional validation is required. This program focuses on platforms such as Oligonucleotides, small molecules, peptides, drug/device combinations and other innovative scientific technology platforms. Specific […]

Passing of Dr. Michael E. Hughes

Dear colleagues, We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Dr. Michael E. Hughes on May 4, 2021 after a prolonged illness from brain cancer. Dr. Hughes was a world-class scientist who made seminal contributions to the understanding of how time and time-related genes (the so-called biological clock) can impact health and disease. Dr. […]

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 […]

OUTmed Program Welcomes New Director

OUTmed is a forum for LGBTQIA+ identified faculty, trainees, staff, and allies and is open to the entire School of Medicine. Founded in 2017 by the Department of Medicine, its mission is to provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, community engagement, advocacy, and research regarding LGBTQIA+ advancement. OUTmed has grown steadily over the past four years […]

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 […]