Victoria Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine, former co-director of the Infectious Diseases Division and current Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, was recently honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the most influential business women in the St. Louis region. Dr. Fraser served as the Infectious Diseases Division chief prior to becoming Chair
The 25 women are featured in a special section of the magazine’s August 11, 2017, edition and were honored at a luncheon held the same day at the St. Louis Marriott Grand Hotel. The honorees are recognized for their excellence in their careers, which represent nearly every facet of business in the St. Louis area.
“It is a great honor to represent the faculty and employees of the Department of Medicine who are actually responsible for this award,” says Dr. Fraser. “Although this is a ‘business’ award, our ‘business’ mission is to provide outstanding clinical care of patients, perform discovery research to improve human health and educate the next generation of doctors and scientists.”
Dr. Fraser, the first female chair of a clinical department at Washington University, manages a department of 600 faculty members, a staff of 2,000 and a $400 million budget. The Department of Medicine has doubled its clinical revenue since Dr. Fraser was appointed chair in 2012 (after serving as interim chair for two years).
“Great things happen here in the department each and every day due to the extraordinary contributions of the faculty, trainees and employees who work here,” says Dr. Fraser. “I owe great thanks to all of the team in Nephrology for their special roles and achievements in making this award possible.”