Dr. Sina Jasim joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Sina Jasim joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research on October 1, 2017 as Assistant Professor.  She was previously affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Sina Jasim obtained her master’s degree in public health with a focus in Epidemiology at St. Louis University as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the cancer genetics department at the University of Texas in Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, where her research focused on familial cancer syndrome and endocrine neoplasia.

Following her fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she returned to St. Louis University School of Medicine to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine. She then completed her Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester from 2014-2017, where she also held the position of Instructor from 2015-2017. Her research at Mayo clinic focused on the therapeutic outcomes and treatment modalities in advanced metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer and relevant adverse events of available therapies with possible ways to optimize outcomes. She was also involved in clinical trials related to the use of kinase inhibitors such as pazopanib and lenvatinib in advanced and progressive malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.

Her current focus is building a thyroid focused practice and optimizing the experience of patients undergoing treatment for advanced endocrine neoplasia and familial endocrine tumor disorders by approaching it in a systematic and multidisciplinary fashion. She works in collaboration with Endocrine Surgery at Washington University to ensure the best possible care for these patients. She attends and participates in the teaching conferences of the Division and assists with the teaching of fellows, house staff and medical students during inpatient consult service rotations. In her weekly outpatient thyroid clinic, she teaches fellows in areas of thyroid biopsies and ultrasounds, providing them with the valuable procedural experience required for their future board certification.