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Third-Year Fellow

MD – Qassim University College of Medicine, Saudi Arabia
Residency – Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH

I am from Saudi Arabia and while at Case Western Reserve University I worked on a multi-year study of flu vaccine responses in older population. I completed my residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. I am married to my wonderful wife who is working toward her master’s degree in computer science. We have an 18 month old daughter.

Faculty with Adjunct Status

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8225

Fax314-454-5392

Emailhbabcock@wustl.edu

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailtbailey@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-273-1212

Emailmbaldridge@wustl.edu

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-8065

Fax314-362-6959

Emailepbarrette@wustl.edu

Physician Assistant - Infectious Diseases Division

Phone314-747-1206

Emailbettlachl@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmblanco@wustl.edu

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-286-0857

Fax314-286-2784

Emailjboon@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-747-5532

Fax314-454-5392

Emailpbudge@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Emailanne.butler@wustl.edu

Third-Year Fellow

I was born in New Orleans, LA, where I lived the first ten years of my life. I then moved in 1992 to my family’s homeland El Salvador, where I resided until I graduated from high school. I returned to the U.S. to complete my undergrad at Loyola University New Orleans. I took a year off before medical school to work in Hurricane Katrina/Rita relief efforts in Baton Rouge. I then obtained my M.D. and Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I was fortunate to have a successful doctorate career, having been rewarded an F31 grant from the NIAID, the UAB Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies and multiple travel awards to present my research at the national and international level. Most importantly, while at UAB I met my wife who also obtained her PhD in Microbiology. We got married during our doctorate years.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailabigail.carlson@va.gov

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailcchrisler@wustl.edu

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neurology

Phone314-747-8423

Fax314-747-842

Emailcliffordd@neuro.wustl.edu

Second Year Fellow

Education

  • Medical Degree: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC (2017)

I am originally from Indialantic, FL. Outside of work and training I enjoy backpacking, grilling and fishing. I chose an ID fellowship training at Washington University because I wanted a large referral center for the interesting cases along with a very active cancer/BMT center that makes for excellent training in transplant ID. The collaboration between the microbiology lab and the division of infectious disease offers a unique opportunity to learn about the advances in diagnostics and gives the infectious disease fellows a great insight into what goes into every culture.

During my fellowship training I would like to focus on microbiology, patient safety, and hospital epidemiology.

The Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology

Phone314-362-2842

Fax314-362-9230

Emaildiamond@wusm.wustl.edu

Nurse Practitioner, ID Tranasplant Service

Phone314-747-5703

Fax314-454-5392

Emailjdoiron@wustl.edu

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailedubberk@wustl.edu

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8215

Fax314-454-5392

Emailcdunagan@bjc.org

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmdurkin@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailgescota@wustl.edu

Dr. Escota obtained his medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 2004, graduating cum laude and class salutatorian. In 2011, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and received the Resident-Teacher Award during his graduation. He finished his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Washington University in 2013 and subsequently joined the faculty.

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-7876

Fax314-454-5293

Emailpufische@wustl.edu

Dr. Fischer received his master’s degree in Biology from the Free University of Berlin, Germany and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He did postdoctoral research at Smith College in Northampton and was a laboratory leader at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. Following his habilitation in parasitology he joined the Infectious Diseases Division as a Visiting Associate Professor in 2005 and became a Research Associate Professor in 2011.

Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology

Phone314-362-9218

Fax314-362-9129

Emailjflecken@wustl.edu

Dr. Fleckenstein joined the Infectious Diseases Division faculty in 2011. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1985. He continued his medical training at University of Michigan where he was an internal medicine resident and chief resident. He completed his infectious diseases training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Second Year Fellow

Education

  • Medical Degree: Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Medicine Sciences, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia (2013)
  • Residency: Crozer Chester Medical Center, Newton Square, PA (2017)

Recognition

Dr. Alan E. Barman Award for Academic and Medical Excellence, Crozer Chester Medical Center 2016-2017

My interest in infectious diseases began in Malaysia, where I was born and raised.  During my medical school training at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, I was fascinated by the myriad of endemic tropical infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and TB. I find it challenging and enjoy the constant evolving nature of this field; emergence of new diseases, re-emergence of old diseases, and antimicrobial resistance. I chose ID fellowship at WashU because of its strong clinical training, abundant research opportunities, solid program leadership, and more importantly the opportunity to tailor my educational experience to my career goals.  My research interests are hospital epidemiology and infection control.

Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-8061

Fax314-362-8015

Emailvfraser@wustl.edu

Dr. Fraser joined the Infectious Disease Division in 1991. She received her MD from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She was an Internal Medicine resident and chief resident at the University of Colorado. She did her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She served as the Co-Director of the Division until 2012, when she became the Chairman of Medicine. The major focus of Dr. Fraser’s current research is in the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. A second focus is patient safety and quality, healthcare outcomes and health services research.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8276

Fax314-454-5392

Emailgandras@wustl.edu

Dr. Gandra joined the Infectious Diseases Division in January 2019. After his infectious disease fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2013, he worked at the Center Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) institute in Washington, DC until 2017. At CDDEP he was involved in the surveillance of antibiotic resistance, antibiotic consumption and establishing a repository of global antibiotic resistance data. His work at CDDEP also focused on understanding the drivers of antibiotic resistance and consumption in India and other low-income countries.  In 2018, he completed medical microbiology fellowship at the University of Chicago/NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Phone314-747-4373

Emaildgase@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailigeorge@wustl.edu

Ige George, MD, joined the division of Infectious Diseases in January, 2016.

David M. and Paula L. Kipnis Distinguished Professor

Phone314-362-1514

Fax314-367-3214

Emailgoldberg@borcim.wustl.edu

Dr. Goldberg joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1990. He received his MD/PhD degrees from Washington University, and did his internal medicine training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Goldberg trained in the infectious diseases fellowship program at Washington University School of Medicine, and joined the faculty after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University in New York. The major focus of his research is on the biochemistry of malaria.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone3144548354

Fax3144545392

Emailyhamad@wustl.edu

Dr. Hamad joined the Infectious Diseases Division in August 2016.

Phone314-747-1206

Emailkhanniga@wustl.edu

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. I went on to receive my degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Maryville University. I started my nursing career working in inpatient general medicine and heart and vascular surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. I have specialized in Infectious Diseases since 2013.

Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology

Phone314-747-0240

Fax314-362-1232

Emailjhenders@wustl.edu

First Year Fellow

Emailmhendrix@wustl.edu

I am originally from Kingman, Arizona. I received a medical degree from The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and completed my residency at Washington University School of Medicine.

I enjoy indoor climbing and own over 300 board games. I am currently married with no children.

Second Year Fellow

Recognition

  • Magnum Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University Bachelor of Arts (2009)
  • Dean’s List Vanderbilt University (6 semesters)
  • Rotary Club Service Excellence Award, Milwaukee, WI (2004)

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I studied Music and Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University then returned to Milwaukee to complete my medical education and Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

I chose ID because I am fascinated by every aspect of Infectious Diseases from microbiology to consults to epidemiology. I feel that I can make a significant impact with the research opportunities available in ID. I chose WashU because of its seemingly endless physical and intellectual resources in an environment that is friendly yet constructive.

Phone314-454-8338

Emailmhlatshwayo@wustl.edu

Dr. Hlatshwayo completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. She completed 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 of Public Health from Case Western Reserve University. She did her internal medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 joined the faculty in the Infectious Diseases Division in April 2019

Faculty with Adjunct Status

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8224

Fax314-454-5392

Emailkhsueh@wustl.edu

Dr. Hsueh completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine in 2008, remaining at the institution for his internship and residency through 2011. He served for a year as the inaugural Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety at the Manhattan VA and subsequently completed his infectious diseases fellowship at New York University School of Medicine in 2014. In 2014, he joined Washington University School of Medicine as a new faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Fourth-Year Fellow

After completing medical school I matched into the Physician Scientist Training Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where I trained in internal medicine. I am married to my wonderful wife, Rebecca, and we have two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.

Since my undergraduate days in microbiology class, I have been fascinated by the microbial world, and this interest has only grown with each stage of my training. Particularly in virology, my field of interest, there are significant advances in both basic science and clinical research on a regular basis. It would be hard to imagine a more exciting, challenging, and rewarding profession!

In comparison with other institutions of comparable academic stature, WashU is more collegial and supportive for those pursuing an academic career path. Just as important, the Division has a track record of training and supporting physician-scientists with strong mentorship and career development. These factors are the perfect complement for the strong clinical training environment and excellent case mix. And St. Louis is really a great town! It’s been a lot of fun getting to know the city and exploring the many great neighborhoods.

Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Phone314-454-8214

Fax314-454-5392

Emailnkirmani@wustl.edu

Dr. Kirmani joined the Infectious Diseases Division in 1998. She received her medical degree from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. She completed her internal medicine training at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at George Washington University, Washington, DC. She did a research fellowship in the Division of Virology, Office of Biologic Research, FDA. At Loyola University of Chicago, she was the ID Fellowship Program Director, and course director of Microbiology at the Stritch School of Medicine.

Phone314-454-0058

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmklebert@wustl.edu

Professor, Departments of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Pathology & Immunology

Phone314-286-2140

Fax314-362-9230

Emailrklein@wustl.edu

Dr. Klein joined the Washington University School of Medicine in 2003. She received her MD and PhD degrees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, and her fellowship in Infectious Diseases and post-doctoral training in Immunology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University. Her long-term research goal is to understand the molecular basis of inflammation-associated dysfunction and damage in the central nervous system (CNS) in viral and autoimmune encephalitides and to identify potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of neuroinflammatory diseases.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-1206

Fax314-454-5392

Emailfkuhlman@wustl.edu

Dr. Kuhlmann joined the faculty at Washington University in 2010. He graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1998 with a BS in Biology and also received his MD from Emory University in 2002. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2005 and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Colorado. In 2006, he began his infectious disease fellowship at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, completing his training in 2010.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailj.kwon@wustl.edu

Dr. Kwon joined the Infectious Diseases Division in January 2016. She received her undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Biology at the University of Illinois, and her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kwon completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago (NorthShore) and then served as medical Chief Resident before starting her infectious diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). After completing her fellowship, Dr. Kwon joined the ID faculty and currently serves as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kwon received her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from WUSM in 2016.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailgkyei@wustl.edu

Born and raised in Ghana, Dr. Kyei completed his medical degree at the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra. He then earned a PhD with Dr. Vojo Deretic at the University of New Mexico graduating with a mention of distinction. He completed his thesis on endosomal membrane trafficking of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV and described the importance of autophagy in HIV replication in macrophages. He joined the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) at Washington University in 2008, where he completed an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship. For postdoctoral research, he worked with Dr. Lee Ratner on HIV replication requirements in macrophages and other HIV reservoirs. Dr. Kyei joined the faculty in 2014. His clinical interest is in the care of HIV positive patients.

First Year Fellow

Emailfrances.lahrman@wustl.edu

I am originally from Indiana. I received my undergraduate and master’s degrees from Purdue University and went to medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For residency I trained at the University of Chicago (NorthShore). I am married and my husband is a radiology resident in Milwaukee.

One of my hobbies is running and my husband and I also enjoy spending our time outdoors with our dog.

Assoicate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emaillanem@wustl.edu

Dr. Lane joined the infectious diseases faculty in 2010. He has received a MSc in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins, Bayview. Dr. Lane completed an infectious diseases fellowship and the Goldfarb Patient Safety and Quality Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Lane received an MPHS from the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lane serves as the Medical Director of Safety for BJC HealthCare, focusing on leading safety strategy and activities across all BJC programs and leadership responsibilities for BJC’s quality program.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8225

Fax314-454-5392

Emailslawrenc@wustl.edu

Dr. Lawrence completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in 1997 and an internal medicine internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2000. He then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and received a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2004.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailsyliang@wustl.edu

Dr. Liang joined the Infectious Diseases Division in 2012. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2004 and then pursued a combined residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2009, serving as a chief resident during his final year. He went on to complete fellowship training in infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in 2012.

Physician's Assistant

Phone314-747-4373

Emailpliang@wustl.edu

Second Year Fellow

Education

  • BS, Chemistry, BA in Spanish Language: Pacific Union College, Angwin CA (2008)
  • Medical Degree: State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (2015)
  • Doctor of Philosphy, Microbiology and Immunology: State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (2015)
  • Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis (2017)

I’m from Angwin California. In my free time I enjoy sampling all varieties of sugar, particularly ice-cream. Other hobbies I enjoy include running ultra-marathons, scuba-diving and spending time with my dog.  I chose to stay at WashU for my ID fellowship because of both the fantastic breadth of cases as well as the depth of research expertise here.

Faculty with Adjunct Status

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailcmattar@wustl.edu

After completing an ID fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Caline Mattar, MD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in July, 2016.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailjay.mcdonald1@va.gov

Dr. McDonald completed his fellowship training in 2005, and became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and a Staff Physician at the St. Louis VA Medical Center.

Third-Year Fellow

MD – Universidad de San Carlos Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Guatemala
Residency – Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain

I’m originally from Guatemala city, where I studied medicine and graduated from San Carlos University. I did my Internal Medicine training at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain.

Nurse Practitioner, ID Bone & Joint Service

Phone314-747-1206

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmmercier@wustl.edu

Maureen received her first Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clark University in Worcester, MA. She went on to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing followed immediately by a Master’s of Science in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care from Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing. Prior to starting her career at Washington University School of Medicine, she worked as a staff nurse at Barnes Jewish Hospital – Level One trauma and emergency department.

 

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-3044

Fax314-362-4096

Emailmmiller23@wustl.edu

Mark J. Miller, PhD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Associate Professor in July, 2012. He is formally trained in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology. His PhD thesis work was done at UC Irvine, where he cloned and expressed several paraflagellar rod (PAR) genes from Trypanosoma cruzi and showed that immunization with purified PAR proteins induced Th1 T cell-mediated immunity in mice. As a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, he studied pulmonary granuloma formation and spider venom-induced dermal necrosis. In 1999, he returned to UC Irvine to work with Michael Cahalan, PhD, where he helped pioneer the use of 2P microscopy for studying single-cell leukocyte dynamics in native tissues. His research uses in vivo imaging approaches to study cellular immunity, in particular cellular mechanisms of antigen presentation and leukocyte trafficking during infection and inflammation.

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-286-2005

Fax314-286-1810

Emailmmitreva@wustl.edu

Dr. Makedonka Mitreva joined Washington University School of Medicine in 2002 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics. In addition to her faculty appointments, Dr. Mitreva is Assistant Director of the McDonnell Genome Institute, which is one of only three NIH funded large-scale sequencing centers in the United States. Dr. Mitreva received BS and MS degrees from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia and a PhD from the foremost European center for nematology, Wageningen University Research Center (WURC) in The Netherlands. Dr. Mitreva joined the faculty after completing post-doctoral training at the Genome Institute. Dr. Mitreva’s current research takes advantage of next-generation genomic and computational approaches to empower the study of infectious diseases and the human microbiome.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emaill.non@wustl.edu

Lemuel Non, MD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in July, 2016.

Phone314-7471206

Fax314-362-9851

Emailrachelobrien@wustl.edu

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, I worked as an emergency and trauma staff nurse for six years with the majority of that time at Barnes Jewish Hospital Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center.

Education

  • Specialist Registrar Training Program: Royal College of Physicians Ireland (2015)
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI): Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2008)
  • General Professional Training: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2009)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, (MB BCh: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (2006)

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8215

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmolsen@wustl.edu

Dr. Olsen joined the Infectious Diseases Division in 2000. She received her PhD in microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and subsequently a master’s degree in public health from Saint Louis University with concentrations in epidemiology and biostatistics. Dr. Olsen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Prior to joining the faculty of Washington University, she was on the faculty at Creighton University in the Department of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Olsen has a secondary appointment in the Division of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery. She is the Director of the Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR), a core service of the Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences. CADR works with investigators to use billing and claims data for health services, clinical, and outcomes research. She also teaches the Administrative Data Research course offered by the Master of Public Health Sciences (MPHS) program.

Nurse Practitioner, ID Hospitalist Service

Phone314-454-8354

Emailkorton@wustl.edu

Kadie joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in May 2016.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in 2010.  She went on to receive her Master’s degree in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in 2014. Prior to joining ID, her Nursing career was spent in Oncology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital which sparked her interest in Infectious Diseases.

 

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailapande@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailrupapatel@wustl.edu

Dr. Patel joined the Infectious Diseases faculty in 2013. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and her Infectious Diseases fellowship training from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She received her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. During her fellowship, she founded a global health academic site for medical trainees in Bangladesh where she works on HIV prevention among migrant worker communities. In addition, she also worked in Gujarat, India on HIV risk assessments among men who have sex with men (MSM).

More recently, Dr. Patel’s leadership as the Medical Director of the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program, helped establish Washington University as the only medical center in the nation that is affiliated with pharmacy-based PrEP.

Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology & Co-director, Infectious Diseases Division

Phone314-747-8058

Emailjphilips@wustl.edu

Jennifer A. Philips laboratory investigates how Mycobacterium tuberculosis evades immune eradication. Dr. Philips received her medical and graduate training at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She worked in Translational Medicine at Novartis before starting her laboratory at NYU School of Medicine. Her laboratory, which moved to Washington University School of Medicine in 2015, is focused on defining how M. tuberculosis effectors undermine the innate and adaptive immune response.

J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine & Co-director, Infectious Diseases Division

Phone314-454-8215

Fax314-454-8294

Emailwpowderl@wustl.edu

Dr. Powderly is the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and is Director of the Washington University Institute of Public Health. Within the Institute, he also serves as Director of the Center for Global Health. He is also Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, and heads the clinical activities (patient care and research) of the Infectious Diseases faculty and fellows. Dr. Powderly is a highly regarded specialist in infectious diseases. He has had a long history with Washington University School of Medicine. He started his career as a fellow at the School of Medicine in 1983, and joined the faculty in 1987. In 1995, he became Co-Director of the Infectious Diseases Division. From 2005 – 2012, he was Dean of the School of Medicine at University College Dublin, Ireland. He returned to his current role in January 2013.

Dr. Powderly’s research interests have been concentrated in varying aspects of HIV infection and AIDS. He has served in a number of leadership roles in his field, including vice chair of the U.S. AIDS Clinical Trials Group and chair of its scientific steering committee. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups on HIV and infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also was the first chairman of the HIV Medicine Association. Dr. Powderly is the author of more than 350 scientific journal articles and book chapters on HIV and AIDS. He also is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8215

Fax314-454-5392

Emailrpresti@wustl.edu

Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Presti was raised in Seattle, WA. After earning a BA in biology/chemistry at Scripps College, Claremont, CA, she came to Washington University in 1994 as an MSTP student. She completed her PhD thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Skip Virgin, studying the role of IFN-gamma in antiviral defense against murine cytomegalovirus, in 1999, and completed her MD and PhD degrees in 2001. She stayed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency and fellowship in Medicine and Infectious Diseases, doing research work in the laboratory of Dr. Marco Colonna. She then worked with Drs. Skip Virgin and David Wang to develop methods for the Pathogen Discovery facility, and has continued to do work with them on novel virus discovery and metagenomics. Her clinical interests are in the care of HIV positive patients, and she has done clinical research in the Washington University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) since 2006. She has been the local site leader for the ACTU since 2012.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8982

Fax314-454-5392

Emailrrao@wustl.edu

Dr. Ramakrishna Rao’s current research activities are related to molecular diagnosis of filarial infections, and the role of Wolbachia endobacteria in the growth, development and reproduction of filarial worms.

First Year Fellow

Emaila.rauseoacevedo@wustl.edu

I was born and raised in Venezuela and completed medical school at Universidad Central de Venezuela.

During my free time I practice Ashtanga yoga. I also love to travel, listen to good music and horseback riding.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailhreno@wustl.edu

Dr. Reno joined the infectious diseases division in 2009. She completed her PhD in entomology in 2000 and her MD in 2002 in the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She finished her residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2005 and her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University in 2009 after a Chief Residency year during which she was an editor for the 32nd edition of the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

First Year Fellow

Emailsjsayood@wustl.edu

I am from Lincoln, Nebraska . I graduated with Distinction with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2011 from the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska. I am also a graduate of the Univesrity Honors Program. I received my medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha NE.

I participated in the Enhanced Medical Edcuation Track: Quality Assurance and Patient Safety. Outside of work I enjoy reading, going to shows, and a very occasional hike.

Assistant Professor

Phone314-747-0050

Emailliang.shan@wustl.edu

Dr. Shan joined Washington University School of Medicine September 2017. He received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University and then completed his postdoctoral training at Yale University. His current research focuses on immune response to HIV-1 infection. He uses humanized mouse models to develop vaccination strategies to target HIV-1 latent reservoir.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-747-3888

Emailhaina.shin@wustl.edu

Dr. Shin joined the Washington University School of Medicine in 2015. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and then completed her postdoctoral training at Yale University. Her research interests center on immune responses to herpes simplex virus infection.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailaspec@wustl.edu

Dr. Spec joined the Infectious Disease faculty in 2016 after he finished his fellowship at Washington University in St Louis. He studied medicine in University of Illinois in Chicago, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in Rush University. His research is in fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised patients, including those with transplants. His research focuses on Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Candida, Aspergillus and other invasive molds.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-935-5673

Fax314-935-8535

Emailbstoner@wustl.edu

Dr. Stoner, who joined the Infectious Diseases Division in 1995, holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He studied anthropology at Harvard University and McGill University, and received his MD and PhD degrees from Indiana University. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and did postdoctoral fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases and socio-cultural factors, which influence infectious disease risk in human populations. He also serves as Chief of STD Services for the St. Louis County Department of Health, and is Medical Director of the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Research interests: Virology and the molecular identification of new and emerging pathogens.

Faculty with Adjunct Status

Faculty with Adjunct Status

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-747-7976

Emaillthackray@wustl.edu

Dr. Thackray joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 2009. She received her PhD under the direction of Dr. Kathryn Holmes at the University of Colorado and completed her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Herbert Virgin at Washington University. Her research interests center on elucidating virus-host-microbiota interactions that modulate disease outcome following infection with medically important viruses.

 

First Year Fellow

Emaild.vo@wustl.edu

I was born and raised in Fort Smith, AR. I attended medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, AR. My residency training took place at UAB in Birmingham, AL. I enjoy being outdoors particularly on a bright, warm, and sunny day.

My hobbies include running/ hiking/ exploring new trails and (more recently) fishing. I also enjoy experiencing new foods and restaraunts. I do have a sweet tooth and have known to frequently bring candy to share.

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8225

Fax314-454-5392

Emaildwarren@wustl.edu

Dr. Warren received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Masters in Public Health from St. Louis University. He completed his internal medicine training and fellowship in infectious diseases Washington University School of Medicine before joining the faculty in the Infectious Diseases Division in 2001. He currently serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is the Program Director of the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Washington University.

Clinic Manager Outpatient Infectious Diseases

Phone314-747-1206

Emaillwatkins@wustl.edu

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology

Phone314-747-5198

Fax314-454-5293

Emailgweil@wustl.edu

Dr. Weil attended Harvard Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He joined the Infectious Diseases Division faculty at Washington University School of Medicine after three years of research training in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the NIH and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Weil’s professional interests include clinical parasitology, tropical medicine and global health. His laboratory conducts research on filarial nematode parasites that cause important tropical diseases such as elephantiasis and river blindness. This includes basic research on parasite biology and translational research to develop improved diagnostic tests and treatments. Weil serves as the PI for the DOLF project (Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailkwoeltje@wustl.edu

Dr. Woeltje received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He did his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. After a year as Medicine Chief Resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Woeltje joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia. He served there as Hospital Epidemiologist until returning to Washington University in 2004. In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Woeltje is also Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer for BJC HealthCare.

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