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Dr. Stephen Chi joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Stephen Chi joined the Department of Medicine in the Hospitalist division at Washington University in Saint Louis as an Instructor in Medicine in July 2018. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he majored in chemistry and biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his doctorate in medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in 2015, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He then stayed in Saint Louis for residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital, graduating in 2018 with several awards for clinical performance throughout his training. As a resident he was involved in medical student education as well as clinical research with Epharmix, investigating novel methods of patient interaction and monitoring in the outpatient setting. As part of that work he designed a clinical trial protocol implementing automatic text- and phone-based communications in a primary care clinic to reduce hospitalizations. Later in his training he developed an interest in the fields of palliative care and critical care, which led to ongoing research into how their intersection could benefit patients during and after periods of critical illness. He is the current protocol principal investigator on a trial investigating the effect of early, triggered palliative care consultation on clinical outcomes and healthcare resource utilization in the medical intensive care unit. As a current hospitalist in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Chi hopes to hone his clinical skills before proceeding to fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, hiking, and trying out new restaurants around Saint Louis.

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