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Gerald Medoff, MD

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



Additional Titles

  • Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

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  • BA: Columbia College, New York, NY (1958)
  • Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1962)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA (1966)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (1968)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

After 30 years of NIH funding and basic and clinical research in medical mycology and infectious diseases, I now confine myself to clinical duties on the infectious disease clinical inpatient and outpatient services. I continue to learn and be amazed and stimulated by interactions with medical students, residents and fellows. Hopefully my 40 years of experience plays some role in their education and the welfare of our patients.


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A Washington University School of Medicine graduate, Dr. Medoff completed his internship at the New England Medical Center in Boston, Mass., followed by medical residency at the Boston City Hospital. Following this he was a research fellow and then a clinical fellow in infectious diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital, then an instructor in medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

He joined the faculty at Washington University in medicine and microbiology in 1970 and served as the founding director of the Division of Infectious Diseases for many years. Dr. Medoff left the University but returned to Washington University School of Medicine after serving as the clinical director of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is currently an emeritus professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at Washington University..

Dr. Medoff has published extensively and is a member of several professional societies, including the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Central Society for Clinical Research and many others. The author of more than 200 publications, he was also the chief of the Kipnis-Daughaday Firm and senior advisor to the chairman in the Department of Medicine.