New Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt joins the Department of Medicine

Jennifer Schmidt, MD

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Assistant Professor in February, 2020.

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt is a general internist and a medical educator with expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, clinical operations and patient access. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University during which time she interned with GE Healthcare. She earned her MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and continued her training with a Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During her Chief Residency, she completed the VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety program focusing her research on physician event reporting as well as developing and implementing a PSQI curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency program. In 2016, she was recruited to Saint Louis University, where she served as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Director of Quality for the Division of General Internal Medicine. Through these roles she oversaw an operational overhaul of the primary clinical practice site for General Medicine, including the Internal Medicine Residency Continuity Clinic. She was named Section Chief of Ambulatory General Internal Medicine in 2017. Under her leadership the Division of GIM implemented a university and health-system wide urgent care clinic for employees, developed a robust nurse triage program utilizing best-practice protocols and served as a pilot site for multiple access initiatives later implemented practice-wide. Dr. Schmidt has clinical expertise in the management of chronic health conditions and preventative care. She sees patients at the Washington University Complete Care Clinic, where she also serves as Medical Director. She is the Program Director of the Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Primary Care track, and oversees the 15-resident program’s educational and clinical content. Dr. Schmidt is an active member of multiple academic societies, including the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). She currently serves as the president-elect for the Midwest Region of SGIM, previously serving on the leadership board as the Membership Chair and Chair-elect. She is also a member of the National Clinical Practice Committee and Patient Safety & Quality sub-committee as well as the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in GIM (ACLGIM). Regionally, Dr. Schmidt served on the inaugural steering committee for GlobalStL. She is certified in both Six Sigma and LEAN.