Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases on April 1, 2019 as an Instructor.
Dr. Hlatshwayo completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry with Honors from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. She then went on to complete her medical degree with Special Qualification in Biomedical Research from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. During that time, she pursued a Masters in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University with a Health Policy and Population Health Research concentration. She completed her two-year Infectious Diseases fellowship from Washington University School of Medicine, where she also completed both an additional one-year non-ACGME HIV Fellowship and a dedicated two-year STD fellowship during that three-year period. Dr. Hlatshwayo is originally from Harare in Zimbabwe.
She joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as a Clinical Instructor in April 2019, where she has one virology clinic in which she cares for people living with HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections. Additionally, she has joined the leadership of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity in Washington University School of Medicine. She also serves as the Lead HIV Clinician, GME Co-ordinator and OPAT supervisor at the John Cochran VA Medical Center.
Dr. Hlatshwayo’s research interests include delivery of care and retention of challenging populations within HIV. She is also interested in the process of policy development and community engagement in the field of diversity and inclusion. Additionally, she will be focused on clinical education, as well as the recruitment, retention and mentorship of underrepresented trainees in the Washington University School of Medicine.