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Brett Jagger, MD, PhD

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 explore the many great neighborhoods.