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Second-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

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8225

Fax314-454-5392

Emailhbabcock@wustl.edu

Dr. Babcock has been at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine since 1994. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. After completing her residency, she served as medical chief resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for a year before starting her infectious disease fellowship. she completed her fellowship and joined the faculty in 2002. She completed a Masters Degree in Public Health from St. Louis University School of Public health in 2006.

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailtbailey@wustl.edu

Dr. Bailey joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1991. He received an AB in Biology and Chemistry from William Jewell College in 1980, and an MD from Washington University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 1987, and fellowship in Infectious Diseases in 1991, both at Barnes Hospital.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-273-1212

Emailmbaldridge@wustl.edu

Dr. Megan Baldridge joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2016. She received her BA in Biochemistry from Rice University, and her MD/PhD from Baylor College of Medicine. Her research lab explores the interactions of the intestinal commensal microbiota with viral (such as murine norovirus) and bacterial pathogens, and the regulation of these interactions by the mucosal innate immune system. The lab also studies viral evolution and phenotypic alterations in different immunological and anatomical contexts, using murine norovirus as a model.

 

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-8065

Fax314-362-6959

Emailepbarrette@wustl.edu

Dr. Barrette joined the Infectious Disease Division faculty in 2008. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1990 and then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since then he has held academic appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has held hospital appointments at University of Washington Medical Center, Massachusetts General hospital, and Metrohealth Medical Center (Cleveland). He has provided primary care to patients with HIV since completing his residency in 1993. Dr. Barrette sees patients with HIV infection only at the Infectious Disease Clinic at 620 South Taylor AVe., Sutie 100, St. Louis, MO .

Dr. Barrette is the Medical Director of the Primary Care Medicine Clinic in the Center for Outpatient Health at Barnes-Jewish Hospital located at 4901 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis MO. Non-HIV calls should be directed to 314-362-5060.

Instructor in Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmblanco@wustl.edu

Merilda Blanco, MD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in July, 2016.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-286-0857

Fax314-286-2784

Emailjboon@wustl.edu

Jacco Boon, PhD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2011. He received his PhD from the Erasmus University in The Netherlands in 2003 for his thesis on T-cell mediated immunity to influenza virus. Afterwards he did his Postdoctoral training at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. His research interests are influenza viruses, including highly pathogenic H5N1, viral pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-747-5532

Fax314-454-5392

Emailpbudge@wustl.edu

Dr. Budge joined the faculty at Washington University in 2014. He received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and his MD and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Following residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, where he became immersed in programmatic research focused on global elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF). He then returned to Vanderbilt to complete his fellowship in infectious diseases.

Instructor in Medicine

Emailburnham@wustl.edu

I am originally from Houston, Texas. I graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Medicine in Galveston. I completed a residency program and an infectious diseaes fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine.

I joined the ID Division in July 2017.

Instructor in Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Emailanne.butler@wustl.edu

Dr. Butler joined the Infectious Diseases Division faculty in May 2017. Her research uses epidemiological methods and large clinical and healthcare utilization databases to evaluate drug and vaccine utilization, effectiveness, safety, and related outcomes.

Second-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.

Instructor in Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailabigail.carlson@va.gov

Dr. Carlson received her MD from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She also did her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital and joined the Infectious Diseases Division as a faculty member in 2016.

Instructor in Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailcchrisle@wustl.edu

Dr. Chrisler received her BA at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, and attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine. She did her residency in internal medicine and completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine before joining the faculty in the Infectious Diseases Division in 2014.

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Neurology

Phone314-747-8423

Fax314-747-842

Emailcliffordd@neuro.wustl.edu

First-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.

First-Year Fellow

Education

  • Medical Degree: Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India (2013)
  • Residency: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY (2017)

I am originally from Amritsar, Punjab, India and moved to Mumbai for my medical school. Outside work I love to cook, paint and travel. I am a big time foodie and like to try different cuisines and new restaurants.

I chose WashU ID fellowship program as I wanted to train at a large referral and research center where I could get strong clinical training along with various research opportunities.

During my fellowship I would like to focus on Anti-microbial Stewardship, epidemiology and transplant ID.

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

Phone314-362-2842

Fax314-362-9230

Emaildiamond@wusm.wustl.edu

Dr. Diamond joined Washington University in 2001. He received his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School and Harvard University. He completed his post-doctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley, and his internship, residency, and fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. His current research focuses on the interface between viral pathogenesis and the host immune response. He studies six globally important human pathogens: West Nile encephalitis, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Zika virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Chikungunya and hepatitis C viruses.

Nurse Practitioner, ID Tranasplant Service

Phone314-747-5703

Fax314-454-5392

Emailjdoiron@wustl.edu

Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and completed her Master’s training at Jewish Hospital College of Allied Health in St. Louis. She has specialized in infectious disease since 2004. Jessica is a preceptor for nurse practitioner students and speaks at regional conferences on infectious disease issues.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailedubberk@wustl.edu

Dr. Dubberke joined the Infectious Diseases Division in 2005. He received his MD from University of Illinois at Chicago, Rockford Campus in 1999. Afterwards he did his medicine internship and residency at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He subsequently stayed at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital to do his Infectious Diseases fellowship. His interests include transplant infectious diseases, infections in oncology patients, C. difficile-associated disease and healthcare epidemiology.

Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8215

Fax314-454-5392

Emailcdunagan@bjc.org

Dr. Dunagan joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1990. He received an MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MD from Washington University School of Medicine, where he also completed an Internal Medicine residency (Barnes-Jewish Hospital) and an Infectious Diseases fellowship and served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Dunagan is also Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for BJC HealthCare, a 15-hospital regional healthcare delivery system that includes Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He also directs the Center for Clinical Excellence for BJC.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailmdurkin@wustl.edu

Dr. Durkin grew up in the Chicago suburbs. In 2008, he received his MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and residency at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2011. Dr. Durkin served as a hospitalist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for one year before accepting a fellowship position in Infectious Diseases at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. During his three years at Duke, his training focused on infection control and hospital epidemiology. In 2015, Dr. Durkin was awarded the degree of Masters in Public Health in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Durkin returned to Washington University in 2015.

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.

Physician Assistant - Infectious Diseases Hospitalist Service

Phone314-273-1081

Emailfalettik@wustl.edu

Katie joined the ID Division in August 2016.

Associate 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.

Associate 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.

First-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.

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.

Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

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.

Instructor 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.

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology

Phone314-747-0240

Fax314-362-1232

Emailjhenders@wustl.edu

First-Year Fellow

Education

  • BA Neuroscience Major, General Music Minor: Vanderbilt University, Nahsville TN (2009)
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2014)
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI (2017)
    Recognition

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. My wife has her Masters in Education and taught 1st grade in Milwaukee but is currently staying home with our new 5-month old son.

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.

I am originally from Harare in Zimbabwe. During my time in Cleveland I was awarded the Richard J. Fasenmayer award for HIV research, and as a graduating senior resident, the Harold C. Klein MD Humane Practice Award.

I would like to pursue a career in HIV, having become drawn to the multifaceted care required for HIV positive patients, and the potential in translational research and public health endeavors. Selecting this fellowship program was a no-brainer for me. It provides strong training in all areas of infectious diseases, and I was particularly struck by how invested the department is in supporting fellows as they develop their careers.

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.

Third-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.

Instructor in 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.

Assistant 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 an Outcomes Physician at BJC HealthCare, where he leads patient safety and quality improvement efforts across the health care system.

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

First-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

Instructor in 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.

Third-Year Fellow

I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland. My primary focus will center around epidemiological and/or clinically based studies regarding domestic HIV populations.

I chose Washington University because of its many resources and funding regarding research, its varied patient population/myriad of endemic disease processes, and the structure of its ID program.

Assistant 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.

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Phone314-454-8214

Fax314-454-5392

Emailgmedoff@wustl.edu

Second-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

Phone314-362-1550

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.

Associate 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 Wageningen University RC 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.

Instructor in Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emaill.non@wustl.edu

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

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.

 

 

Instructor in Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Fax314-454-5392

Emailapande@wustl.edu

Anupam Pande, MD, MPH, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in July, 2016.

Phone314-454-8293

Fax314-454-5392

Emailsparsaei@wustl.edu

Dr. Parsaei completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Hospitalist, Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago (North Shore) Evanston Hospital, Evanston. She went on to complete an infectious diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and joined the Infectious Diseases Division faculty in 2014.

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 PrEP program, helped establish Washington University as the only medical center in the nation that is affiliated with pharmacy-based PrEP.

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology

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, Division of Infectious Diseases

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.

Assistant 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.

Second-Year Fellow

MD – Pramukhswami Medical College, India
Residency – St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

I am originally from Ahmedabad in India. I received my medical school training from Pramukh Swami Medical College (PSMC) at Karamsad, India. I completed my internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. During my residency, I was awarded “best intern of the year” and was elected as chief resident. I won a Poster as well as a Research Presentation competition during my residency.

I am married to my wonderful wife, Dhwani, and we have a one year old daughter, Ruhi. My families have always been strength and inspiration during all my endeavors.

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.

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

Research Interests: Fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised hosts, including Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, CandidaAspergillus and other invasive molds.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8215

Fax314-454-5392

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

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-362-2847

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 developing and utilizing animal models to elucidate the virus-host interactions that modulate disease outcome following infection with medically important viruses.

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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