Batista receives DOD and Siteman Cancer Center awards

Luis FZ Batista, PhD

Luis F.Z. Batista, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology, WashU Division of Hematology, Member – Center for Genome Integrity, received grants from the Department of Defense as well as Siteman Cancer Center for his work to uncover novel mechanisms related to telomerase dysfunction in bone marrow failure and pre-malignant patients. Dr. Batista’s research […]

Dr. Hazera Khatun joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Hazera Khatun joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024.  She was born and raised in Bangladesh.  She earned her MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree from Dhaka Medical College in 2004.  She completed her internship at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.  Additionally, […]

Dr. Timothy Ackerman joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Timothy Ackerman joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024.  He was born and raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  He attended Rutgers University and graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cellular Biology and Neuroscience.  He […]

Dr. Marwa Ahmed joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Marwa M. Ahmed joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024.  She was born and raised in Sudan and received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum in 2012.  After completing a one-year internship, she was granted permanent registration at the […]

Heme-Onc Fellow Cochran published in Leukemia & Lymphoma

Hunter Cassidy Cochran, MD

Pretransplant desensitization of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies with plasmapheresis and immunoglobulin produces equivalent outcomes to patients with no donor specific antibodies in haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplant Hunter Cassidy Cochran, MD, Hematology-Oncology Fellow, was recently published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. In many hematologic malignancies, hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is the only curative option. The likelihood of finding […]

Dr. Amrat Kumar joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Amrat Kumar joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in July 2024.  He grew up in Diplo, Pakistan, and received medical education at Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan.  He then spent a few years working as a medical officer near his hometown before moving to the USA […]

Dr. Bryce Montane joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Bryce Montane joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics as an Assistant Professor in July of 2024.  He is a Floridian born and raised!  He went to University of South Florida as part of the 7-year medical program for undergraduate and medical school.  He graduated Internal Medicine Residency […]

Dr. Amber Griffith joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Amber Griffith Neil joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology as an Instructor as of July 2024.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University School of Medicine.  During […]

Dr. Priya Pal joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Priya Pal joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in July of 2024.  Dr. Pal completed undergraduate training at Florida State University (BS Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biomedical Mathematics 2008), completed her MD, PhD from Washington University in St. Louis (2017), medical residency at Tulane (2017-2020) followed by […]

Dr. Christina Kratschmer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Christina Kratschmer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Instructor as of July 2024.  She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There, she was enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program and completed her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Levy.  Her thesis, Towards […]

Dr. Ali Khan joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ali Ayub Khan joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2024.  He grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before attending the University of Oklahoma for undergraduate studies.  He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish while […]

DOLF Initiating a Follow Up Study on Moxidectin plus Albendazole (MoxA) Combination Treatment for Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis in Cote d’Ivoire (Links to an external site)

Members of the DOLF team looking for microfilariae in samples

DOLF investigators are beginning a follow-up study on the efficacy of a new combination treatment for lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis in the Akoupé district of Côte d’Ivoire. This study began July 4th and builds upon a large-scale community survey sponsored by Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH).

Noonan Receives ASN KidneyCure Fellowship

Megan Noonan, PhD

The role of alternative splicing factor Srsf7 in diabetic kidney disease progression Megan Noonan, PhD, WashU Division of Nephrology, received the American Society of Nephrology, ASN, KidneyCure Ben J. Lipps Fellowship. Dr. Noonan’s research aims to uncover novel mechanisms of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) progression via dysregulated alternative splicing. She will be investigating the role […]

Dr. Saleh Alhalaseh joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Saleh Yazeed Saleh Alhalaseh joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024.  Originally from Jordan, he has pursued a path of academic excellence and dedication to patient care.  He graduated from Mu’tah University, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan, where he earned his medical degree in 2019. […]

Dr. Gizem Kaya joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Gizem Kaya joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024.  She was born in Izmir, Turkey.  She was accepted to one of the top three medical schools in Turkey after being part of % 0.1 percentile students in national exam of Turkey.  During medical school, […]

Dr. Tong Yu joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Tong Yu joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024. She grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and completed both undergraduate studies, medical education, and residency training in the Midwest. She attended college at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated cum laude in 2017 […]

June 2024 Accolade Recipients – SAFE (Supporting a Fair Environment)

June 2024 Accolade Recipients – SAFE

Congratulations to the 4 Department of Medicine (DOM) Accolade Recipients WashU School of Medicine strives to maintain an environment conducive to learning, research, and high-quality patient care We aspire to an environment that is inclusive and free from harassment or intimidation, with respect and collegiality for all. Professionalism consists of altruism, compassion, empathy, respect for […]

Internal Medicine Symposium Winners

(L-R) Ann Ahrens, William Chapman, MD (mentor); Vinathi Polamraju, MD (front), Jeffrey Crippin, MD (mentor); Justin Vader, MD (mentor); Justin Vincent, MD (purple tie), Scott Beeler, MD (back row); Brian Gage, MD (MiM Director, front w/white coat); Michael Kwok, MD; Seth Eisen, MD, (MiM Assoc. Director).

The annual Internal Medicine Scholars Symposium showcases research posters and oral presentations, most of which have been supported through the research grant program, Mentors in Medicine (MiM). This program awards residents up to $5500 to conduct research alongside a WashU faculty mentor, and under guidance from Dr. Brian Gage (MIM Director) and Dr. Seth Eisen […]

DOM researchers publish in Science Immunology

Researchers in the Department of Medicine reveal new ways that human natural killer (NK) cells are rewired by signals through cytokine receptors to generate a memory-like program.  In a report published in Science Immunology, co-first authors Jennifer Foltz, PhD, and Jennifer Tran build on prior work from senior author Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD, WashU Division […]

Charles Crecelius received James Pattee Award

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP, DMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, Associate Professor, WashU Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, was awarded the 2024 James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education by The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education was established in 1997 to honor James Pattee, MD, CMD, the father of the AMDA Certification Program […]

Dr. Arjab Adhikari joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Arjab Adhikari joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2024.  He was born and raised in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.  He did his medical school at KIST Medical College in Nepal.  Following his graduation, Dr. Adhikari pursued residency training at Ascension Saint […]

Hammond Awarded Harold Amos Faculty Development Award (Links to an external site)

Gmerice Hammond, MD MPH

Gmerice Hammond, MD MPH, Instructor in Medicine, received a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award for her project entitled “The Impact of the ACO REACH Program on Racial Inequities in Heart Failure.” The study examines whether a new Medicare payment program helps reduce gaps in care and outcomes for Black patients with heart failure.

Dr. Megan Curtis joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Megan Rose Curtis joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Assistant Professor in July 2024.  She is a dedicated physician, researcher, and educator with a focus on infectious diseases and women’s reproductive health.  Dr. Curtis’ research interests have spanned topics from HIV and obstetric hemorrhage in sub-Saharan Africa […]

Dr. Emma Ludwig joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Emma Ludwig joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics as an Assistant Professor in July 2024.  She received her Internal Medicine training at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, in which she is board certified.   She is currently training in Geriatrics at Washington University School of Medicine with […]

Dr. Ellie Fishbein joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Ellie Fishbein joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics as an assistant professor in July 2024.  With fellowship training in the field, she also plays a key role in medical education, teaching and mentoring residents and medical students in clinical settings, particularly in the care of older adults. […]

Dr. Rushin Patel joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Rushin Patel joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July 2024. He grew up in Ahmedabad, India, where he also obtained his medical degree from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, in 2017 through Gujarat University. Dr. Patel’s professional journey includes completing his internship and residency at SSM […]

Dr. Lolwa Al-Obaid joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Lolwa Al-Obaid joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in July 2024.  She is a transplant hepatologist, who attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, where she also […]

Dr. Michael Kramer joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Michael Kramer joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Oncology as an Instructor in July 2024.  He is a physician-scientist with a research and clinical interest in hematologic malignancies, with a particular focus on acute myeloid leukemia (AML).  After completing an MD and PhD degree with a focus on computational and systems […]

Dr. Sheun Aluko joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Sheun Aluko joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2024.  He brings a profound commitment to patient care and academic medicine.  Dr. Aluko, or “Shay” as people call him, began his medical journey at a young age after reading The Body Electric, a book which […]

Dr. Nathan Neilson joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Nathan Andrew Neilson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2024.  He was born in Buffalo, New York but largely grew up in Columbus, Ohio.  He attended the Ohio State University and graduated magna cum laude in 2017 with a major in Biology and minors […]

Dr. Elisa De Togni joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Elisa De Togni joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2024.  She grew up in Conway, Arkansas before attending Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry, graduating with Departmental Honors in Chemistry.  During undergraduate, she was awarded […]

Dr. Samantha Harris joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Samantha Harris joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2024.  She grew up on Long Island, New York before attending Tufts University in Boston where she graduated summa cum laude with highest thesis honors with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.  After she graduated college, she […]

Dr. Andrew Alter joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Andrew Alter joined the Department of Medicine in Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2024.  He was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and he lived there until he went to college.  He completed his undergraduate degree double majoring in biology and political science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. […]

Dr. Christian McNeely joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Christian McNeely joined the Department of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division as an Assistant Professor in June of 2024.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with Distinction in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Minors; Chemistry, Spanish in 2011 and his MD degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine […]

Dr. Hannah Markova joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Hannah Markova joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2024.  She was born and raised here in St. Louis, Missouri.  She went on to attend the University of Cincinnati after receiving a scholarship to play Division I tennis.  Dr. Markova graduated summa cum laude […]

Dr. Rehan Rais joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Rehan Rais joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2024.  He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and completed his early education and medical school there.  He graduated from Liaquat National Medical College with honors.  During his time in medical school, he received many accolades including […]

Dr. Pan Ma joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Pan Ma joined the Department of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division as an instructor in May 2024.  As a researcher, she has made significant contributions to the understanding of myocarditis disease.  Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented at prestigious conferences, earning them recognition as a competitive early career investigator. […]

Bringing Healthcare to the Streets: The Mission of Street Med STL

Street Med-STL logo

In a world where healthcare often operates on rigid schedules and within traditional settings, there exists a growing need to adapt to the realities of those who cannot easily access or adhere to such structures. This is where organizations like Street Med STL step in, redefining healthcare delivery by taking it to the streets, quite […]

Leadership Announcement – Medicine 2 Firm Medical Director

I am pleased to announce that Zach Morgan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been appointed as the Medicine 2 Firm Medical Director (units 5400 and 5500). Dr. Morgan is a native of Memphis, TN. He graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Biology in 2010, attended medical […]