Dr. Abby Spencer Awarded APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award

Abby Spencer, MD, MS, FACP Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Director of the Academy of Educators at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine The APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community (2024 Alliance Awards – AAIM) recognized nationally as an educator, innovator and leader. […]

IM Residency-Primary Care Track Leadership

Dr. Peter McDonnell has agreed to serve as the interim program director for our Primary Care (PCIM) track.  Dr. McDonnell has been a fixture in our ambulatory clinic, where he currently serves as the Assistant Medical Director of the Primary Care Medicine Clinic.  A graduate of the PCIM track himself, Dr. McDonnell obtained his MD […]

Dr. Bradley Evanoff named Division Chief of General Medicine & Geriatrics

Effective March 1, 2024, Dr. Bradley Evanoff has been named Division Chief of General Medicine & Geriatrics. Dr. Evanoff’s research centers around the epidemiology and prevention of work-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, and efforts to improve health and decrease disability among working populations. Dr. Evanoff received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and his medical […]

ACP Poster Winners!

Congratulations to all the residents who participated in the Missouri ACP meeting this past weekend! All of the Washington University posters were outstanding and many were recognized for awards. We are so proud of you and your work.  Lehka Pandya – 1st place Research Interaction Of Socioeconomic Status With Polygenic Risk For Coronary Artery Disease […]

Dr. Catherine Hermann joins the Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics

Dr. Catherine Hermann joined the Division as Assistant Professor of Medicine on September 1, 2023. Dr. Hermann will be precepting residents in the Primary Care Medicine Clinic in the Center for Outpatient Health and will be working in the Office of Student Health Service. Dr. Hermann received her medical degree from Washington University School of […]

Dr. Kelly McDermott joins the Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics

Dr. Kelly McDermott joined the Division as Assistant Professor of Medicine on September 1, 2023. Dr. McDermott will provide patient care at Washington University Complete Care (WUCC). Her time will be split between WUCC’s Center for Advanced Medicine and BJWCH locations. Dr. McDermott received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed residency […]

Dr. David Vermette joins the Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics

Dr. David Vermette joined the Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics on July 1st following fellowships in Medical Education and Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Vermette will precept residents in the Primary Care Medicine Clinic, attend on Medicine Inpatient Service, and serve as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine […]

#WomenInMedicine month!

September is #WomenInMedicineMonth, celebrating the achievements and contributions of women in the medical profession. Check-out this article discussing how our Forum for Women in Medicine (FWIM) was formed by Rakhee L. Bhayani, MD.

It’s the season of medical education – an update from the Office of the Vice Chair of Education!

You have a new Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine; Dr. Abby Spencer can’t wait to get to know you, your programs and your trainees! Look for emails about our upcoming monthly program director/coordinator meetings to share best-practices, problem-solve, share updates, celebrate education, and build community. Congratulations to all of our WashU […]

Dr. Abby Spencer joins the Division of General Medicine

We’re excited to announce the addition of Dr. Abby Spencer who will be joining the Division of General Medicine on March 1st as the Vice Chair of Education and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Spencer will also be the new Director of the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine. Please read the full […]

Academy of Educators: 2020 Inductees

Congratulations to the Division of General Medicine faculty that were inducted into the 2020 class of the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine.

IM Residency Program: New Associate Program Directors

IM Residency Program- [3] New APDs

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is excited to announce the addition of 3 new Associate Program Directors to its leadership team.   Please join us in congratulating Drs. Dao, DeVita, and McGregor to these important roles for the Residency Program. We look forward to their outstanding contributions to the education and mentorship of the Internal Medicine […]

WUSM-CRE² Grand Rounds Partnership

WUSM-CRE² Grand Rounds Partnership: Dr. Rakhee Bhayani is part of this new initiative that connects colleagues interested in health, race and/or ethnicity across specialties, disciplines, and schools. Learn more about the initiative.

Dr. Lisa Zickuhr- Appointed the Associate Clerkship Director

Dr. Lisa Zickuhr was appointed the Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine. Dr. Zickuhr is also the 2021 recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award, which proposes to design and evaluate a telerheumatology curriculum.

Managing COVID-19 with In-Home Monitoring

Jennifer Schmidt, MD

A collaboration between BJC Medical Group and Washington University School of Medicine made possible an in-home monitoring program for those sick with COVID-19. Our own Jennifer Schmidt, MD was instrumental in helping organize the program. Read more.

Dr. Emily Fondahn- Appointed as Associate Chief Medical Officer for BJH

Emily Fondahn, MD, FACP, has accepted the role of Associate Chief Medical Officer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Fondahn currently serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education and Medical Staff Services for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, among other […]

Internal Medicine Resident forms MDs for Racial Justice Book Club (Links to an external site)

The events of late have left many in the medical community considering their personal roles in addressing racial injustice. Internal Medicine resident, Rachel Cohen, MD, while reflecting on how she could make her own individual contribution to the cause, shared her thoughts and feelings with a friend. Knowing her busy schedule as a resident, Cohen’s […]

Primary Care Medicine Clinic adapts during Covid-19

The faculty, residents and support staff in the Primary Care Medicine Clinic in the COH have been working tirelessly and selflessly to care for our most vulnerable patient population.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, healthcare providers in the PCMC have continued to see patients, including patients suspected of being Covid-19 positive who needed outpatient […]

Drs. Lyons & Schmidt join the Division of General Medicine

I am excited to announce the addition of two new faculty members who will be joining the Division of General Medicine in early 2020. Maureen Lyons, M.D. will be joining the Division as Assistant Professor of Medicine beginning January 1, 2020. Dr. Lyons will be joining our faculty as a provider at Washington University Complete […]

Dr. Andrew Odden- Appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety

Odden Announcement

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Andrew Odden, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been appointed as Vice Chair of Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Odden has been an esteemed member of the Washington University community […]

2019 Fellowship Match

2019 Fellowship Match

Congratulations to everyone on an outstanding 2019 Fellowship Match!

Dr. Dominique Cosco- Program Director for IM Residency

Dominque Cosco, MD, FACP

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Dominique Cosco has agreed to accept the role of Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As you know, Dr. Cosco assumed the responsibility of Interim Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program in March of this year. Since that time, […]

Dr. Gerome Escota- IDSA Med Ed COP

Drs. Gerome Escota & Ige George presenting at IDWeek 2019

The Infectious Diseases Society of American Medical Education Community of Practice (IDSA Med Ed COP) recently selected Gerome Escota, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, to chair the Teaching and Learning Resources (TLR) Work Group of the IDSA Med Ed COP. This appointment will be for three years. As the TLR Work […]

Academy of Educators: General Medicine Faculty Inductees

Left to Right (Starting at the Top): Aagaard, Cosco, De Fer, Deptola, Escota, Hanson, Kao, Wren

Congratulations to the Division of General Medicine faculty that were inducted into the inaugural class of the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine. Eva Aagaard, MDDominique Cosco, MD, FACPTom De Fer, MD, FACPAmber Deptola, MDGerome Escota, MDJanice Hanson, PhD, EdSPatricia Kao, MD, MSMegan Wren, MD

Dr. Tom De Fer – 2020 CDIM Award Recipient

Tom De Fer, MD, FACP

Congratulations to Dr. Tom De Fer who was selected as the recipient of the 2020 CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award to be presented at the CDIM Awards Lunch during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020.

Farewell to Dr. Melvin Blanchard

Left to Right: Dr. Erica Johnson & Dr. Melvin Blanchard

Thank you to Dr. Melvin Blanchard for your 25 years of teaching, educating & mentoring at Washington University School of Medicine, 14 of which were served as the Division Chief & Program Director for Medical Education. Best wishes to you and Dr. Erica Johnson on your next role in Baltimore. As Dr. Blanchard vacates leadership of […]

APDIM Fall Meeting

Congratulations to our Faculty & Residents that attended & presented posters at the APDIM Fall Meeting in Denver, CO on October 17th – 19th. Drs. Natalie Baumann & Amber Deptola presenting their poster, “Residency Training: What is the impact on Mental and Physical Health?” (pictured) Dr. Thomas Ciesielski presented his poster, “Opioid Prescriptions in a […]

2019 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award Winners

In 1984, Charles J. Cella established the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Fund to honor his physician, Norman Knowlton Jr., MD, for his compassionate caregiving. Dr. Knowlton was a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine in Internal Medicine at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The Division of General Medicine and the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital present the […]

Dr. Nickole Forget joins the Division of General Medicine

Nickole Forget, MD, FACP

Nickole Forget, M.D., F.A.C.P. joined the Division of Medical Education as Medical Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic in the Center for Outpatient Health beginning October 15, 2019. Dr. Forget has 20 years of experience in medical education, primary care, and leadership. Dr. Forget is an Associate Program Director and Medical Director of the […]

Division of General Medicine Faculty honored with Teaching Awards

From left to right headshots of Sabrina Nuñez, PhD, Megan Wren, MD, Thomas De Fer, MD, Gerome Escota, MD

The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards are presented by Washington University medical students to faculty and house staff in appreciation of exemplary service in medical student education. Join us in congratulating the following Division of General Medicine Faculty for being honored with an award. Sabrina Nuñez, PhD – Stanley Lang Lecturer of the YearMegan Wren, MD […]

Dr. Heidi Tastet joins the Division of General Medicine

Dr. Heidi Tastet headshot

Heidi Tastet joins the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor on September 4, 2019. Dr. Tastet earned her undergraduate degree in Clinical Lab Science from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan in 2002. She went on to receive her medical degree from Loma Linda School of Medicine in 2008. […]