Dr. Alyssa Self joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine in June, 2020.
Dr. Self was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She completed her undergraduate education at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated with honors. After college she returned to Colorado to complete medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She is currently completing the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After graduation she will be staying with the program as a Chief Resident, an experience that will allow her to further pursue her interests in teaching at both the resident and medical student levels. Medical student teaching on the wards was one of her favorite aspects of residency, and she is looking forward to engaging in more structured educational activities as a Chief Resident. While in Residency her favorite rotations were in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and on the Pulmonology consult service, and as a result she plans to apply for Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship after completion of her time as Chief Resident. As a resident she engaged in research comparing different subtypes of patients with connective tissue disease related Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and plans to present her work at the American Thoracic Society meeting this spring. After completion of her training she plans to continue her career in Academic Medicine. Outside of the hospital Alyssa enjoys exploring the Saint Louis food scene, craft cocktails, yoga, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.