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 […]

Leadership Announcement – DOM Vice Chair of Clinical Research

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, Professor of Medicine, has joined Washington University School of Medicine as the Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Sweitzer joins us from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she […]

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 […]

Washington University School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society announces class of 2022

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 2022. 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 […]

American Society of Hematology awards Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis $1.7 million for the Innovative Hematology-Focused Fellowship Training Program

The Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine will administer the ASH Hematology-Focused Fellowship Training Program (HFFTP), an initiative to address the critical need to expand the hematology workforce. ASH has invested $19 million to strengthen the next generation of hematologists by funding the creation of 10 new hematology-focused fellowship […]

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, […]

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 […]