Dr. Miguel A. Chavez joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. He was born in Lima, Peru and he graduated from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia medical school in 2013. He also completed a Masters in Science focused on Research and Epidemiology from the same university in 2014, and then went to do global health training through the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program at John Hopkins University sponsored by the NIH Fogarty International Center. He worked on research projects in Peru and Bangladesh investigating the use of lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of respiratory diseases in low-resource settings. Dr. Chavez then completed his internal medicine internship and residency at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He then moved to St. Louis to complete his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis prior to joining the division in 2021.
He has varied interests and participated in many projects during his training. Most recently, he has worked with the Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Committee as well as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program from Barnes Jewish Hospital. He is also interested in medical education and has co-founded the Infectious Diseases Fellows Network which serves as a collaborative platform to improve education among fellows. His current areas of interest are medical education, infections in immunosuppressed patients, and antimicrobial stewardship. Outside of medicine and in his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants, and dancing to Latin music. He is also a big fan of soccer. He looks forward to providing care for his patients as a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine.