Victoria J. Fraser, MD

Victoria J. Fraser, MD

Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine

Dr. Fraser’s research is based on the broad area of healthcare epidemiology, including the study of nosocomial infections, specifically surgical site infections, blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia. She risk factors, outcomes and costs of these infections as well as how to prevent them. Hospital-based information systems and informatics are used to do electronic surveillance. Her teams is studying the epidemiology of medical errors, adverse events and outcomes. They have developed new reporting systems for medical errors and adverse events and we are studying the risk factors and outcomes of medical errors, adverse events and healthcare delivery in order to develop strategies to prevent these events and improve outcomes.

They are also using large administrative databases and claims data to study the changing epidemiology of infectious and multi-drug resistant organisms. These data allow development of risk prediction models, analysis of geographic variation, outcomes and costs.

Dr. Fraser also supervises a number of clinical research training programs to foster curriculum development in comparative effectiveness and health services research, outcomes measurement, methods and career development.

Use pronoun She.

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Additional Titles
  • Physician-In-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Director, Clinical Research Training Center, Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA: William Woods College, Fulton, MO (1978), Suma Cum Laude
  • Medical Degree: University Of Missouri, Columbia, MO (1983), Cum Laude
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (1986)
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (1987)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease: Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1991)
Board Certifications
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Fellow (1990)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science , Fellow (2018)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 1990-present
    Vice-President, President-elect, 2004 – 2006
    President, 2007
    Past President, 2008
  • WUSM Executive Faculty (2010-present)
  • American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • Associate Vice Chancellor Diversity Officer Search Committee, Washington University School of Medicine (2017-2018)
  • Advancement of Women Faculty and Women Faculty Leaders at Washington University School of Medicine Task Force (2017-present)
  • Core Leadership Group, 500 Women in Medicine (2018-present)
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, WUSM Faculty Practice Plan (2019-present)
    Chair, Board of Directors (2020-2022)

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