Dr. Jimmy Ma joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Jimmy Ma joined the Department of Medicine in June, 2018.  Dr. Ma completed his undergraduate studies in 2011 and medical school in 2015 at Washington University in Saint Louis where he was part the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society and received the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Award. He completed Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University program in 2018. He recently joined the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor. Dr. Ma is interested in health outcomes, epidemiology, and better understanding and bridging disparities in health care especially in the areas of infectious diseases, HIV, viral hepatitis, and gastroenterology-related infections. He also has an interest in understanding how social and historical determinants of health impact current populations. He recently investigated barriers to access and uptake of new hepatitis C direct acting antivirals in the Washington University Infectious Diseases clinic with Dr. Rachel Presti and Dr. Lemuel Non as well as cardiovascular risk in patients with HIV and hepatitis C infections with Dr. Rachel Presti and Dr. Kevin Korenblat. These findings were recently presented at Infectious Diseases Week conference. Dr. Ma currently is also a part of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Antibiotic Utilization Review and Anti-Infective Panel subcommittee. Dr. Ma enjoys teaching medical students and residents while on service and in the classroom and currently is a clinical mentor for second year medical students in the Practice of Medicine 2 course. Outside of the hospital, he and his wife enjoy running, exploring nature, good movies, travel, and the many great food options that Saint Louis has to offer.