Dr. Kathryn Filson Joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Kathryn Filson is an Instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the Department of Medicine in June 2018. She recently completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Prior to residency she completed her medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where she graduated a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Her undergraduate degree was in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences with the Highest Distinction in Chemistry & Magna Cum Laude. She has completed undergraduate chemistry research in Colorimetric Sensor Arrays testing with gaseous analytes and various fragrances. Her undergraduate thesis was titled “Perfume Detection & Discrimination Using a Colorimetric Sensing Array,” and Dr. Filson was the recipient of the C.S. Marvel reward for outstanding undergraduate research. During medical school she had an interest in mitral valve repair/replacement and the proper indications for referral to surgery. In residency she was a co-author for the chapter on pain control in the 5th edition of the Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide and received the Resident of the Month award twice. Dr. Filson plans on pursuing a career in hospital medicine and has special interests in academic medicine and high value care. She is currently a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association.