Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the New Physician in Practice member of the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees.Dr. Kwon is an assistant professor of medicine and a board certified internist and infectious diseases specialist at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her ID fellowship here in 2016.
The AOA is the national organization of osteopathic physicians. She also will chair the group’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders, which represents osteopathic students, trainees and new physicians. During her one-year appointment, Kwon, who also is an associate hospital epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Fellow, will help develop opportunities and resources for osteopathic medical students and early-career physicians.
In the clinical setting, Kwon cares for patients with infections related to organ or bone-marrow transplants and studies multidrug-resistant organisms. Her work focuses on the impact of antimicrobials on the microbes that live in the gut, and on how multidrug-resistant organisms are transmitted in health-care settings, the community and the environment.
Dr. Kwon has been an active member of the American Osteopathic Association since starting medical school, and is committed to advancing public health and the osteopathic profession. Her experiences as a clinician, scientist, and leader have prepared her to advance the philosophy, science, and practice of osteopathic medicine.