Dr. Michael Veshkini joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2023. He was born in Santa Monica and attended UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude with Honors in Biology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. During his undergraduate career, he participated in basic neuroscience research studying the cellular mechanisms of memory. He received his medical degree in 2020 from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. During his time in medical school, he participated in community service by volunteering at the local medical-student run clinic and teaching the basics of sun protection to high school students; he also participated in clinical education by mentoring first-year medical students and acting as course liaison for pre-clinical undergraduate medical courses.
He was also a recipient of the Hemera Fellowship award, a scholarship for service-oriented professionals to participate in a prolonged silent meditation retreat. He completed his internship and residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2020-2023. He was involved in the Leadership Pathway, where he developed his interpersonal communication skills and led meetings in a Hospitalist committee. His clinical interests include hospital medicine with a focus on quality improvement and clinical education of medical students, residents, and trainees. He is also interested in thinking about hospital systemics and health economics. In his free time, he enjoys discussing movies, books, and art with friends, listening to various podcasts about comedy/world affairs, reading blogs about science/rationality, playing tennis and meditating.