Join us on November 17, 2023 for Wash U Internal Medicine CPC – Eric Johnson, MD

The clinicopathological conference, popularly known as CPC, is a case method process of learning medicine. It uses a problem-solving approach. A case is presented with diagnostic data and is followed by a discussion of differential diagnosis which is narrowed down to a final diagnosis. Speaker: Eric Johnson, MD Division: Hospital Medicine Title: “93 y/o M […]

Rachel Bardowell, MD, Kathryn Filson, MD, and Margo Girardi, MD selected as 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

On behalf of the Division of Hospital Medicine, we would like to congratulate Drs. Rachel Bardowell, Kathryn Filson, and Margo Girardi for being selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. They share the honor with fellow hospitalist, Robert Mahoney, MD, CCS-P. Castle Connolly is a leading research and information resource that allows patients to connect […]

Rachel Bardowell, MD named Associate Chief Medical Officer for BJH

Rachel Bardowell, MD has been selected as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The Associate Chief Medical Officer reports to the Chief Medical Officer and works with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University leadership to promote a culture of safety, high quality care, and excellent clinical outcomes consistent with both WUSM and BJH values. The […]

Hospitalists successfully complete the FITS Certificate Program

On behalf of the Division of Hospital Medicine, we would like to congratulate Anthony Dao, MD, Kathryn Filson, MD, and Zachary Morgan, MD on successfully completing the FITS (Foundation in Teaching Skills) certificate program. The Foundations in Teaching Skills program is geared towards junior educators and faculty who are looking to newly incorporate teaching skills […]

Martin Kerrigan, MD accepted into the Washington University School of Medicine Academy of Educators

The Division of Hospital Medicine is proud to announce that Martin Kerrigan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, has been accepted into the Washington University School of Medicine Academy of Educators.  The Academy of Educators cultivates educational excellence and a community of leaders in health science education. They support educators’ continued growth and development through programs, […]

DHM IDEAS Committee Collect Supplies for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery

The Division of Hospital Medicine IDEAS Committee led efforts to raise money and supplies for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery Center. The mission of the DHM Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship, and Social Justice (IDEAS) Committee is to encourage recruitment and retention of people of diverse backgrounds, facilitate discussion and awareness among colleagues regarding race, ethnic, […]

“Road to Success” Course Inaugural Run organized by Dennis Chang, MD, Eileen Lee, MD and Alex Thomas, MD

On July 27-28, fourteen hospitalists (both new and experienced) participated in the first “Roads to Success” course organized by Dennis Chang, MD, Eileen Lee, MD and Alex Thomas, MD. Topics were conveyed through a mix of didactics, group discussion, and hands-on practice, and included: Abby Spencer, MD (Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Director, Academy […]

2023 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient – Michael Lin, MD (Links to an external site)

The 2023 Dean’s Impact Awards recognize faculty whose superior efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have had lasting impact, who demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and who delivered exceptional results across the missions of the School of Medicine. Recipients of the Dean’s Impact Awards represent the determination and adaptability, compassion and innovation required […]

Welcome New Hospitalists

Please join us in extending a big, warm welcome to our new faculty members: Ten of our new physicians finished residency from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Fifteen of our new physicians are external candidates.

Congratulations to our new Associate Professors of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Faculty has approved the promotion of the following Division of Hospital Medicine faculty to Associate Professor of Medicine. Rachel Bardowell, MD Stephanie Conner, MD Devin Odom, MD Rachel Bardowell, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Fellow of the American College of Physicians with special interests […]

Congratulations to our new Assistant Professors of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Faculty has approved the promotion of the following Division of Hospital Medicine faculty to Assistant Professor of Medicine. Jordan Atkins, MD Monique Bruinsma, MD Kelsey Chow, MD Kathryn Filson, MD Jordan Atkins, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and works […]

Miguel Chavez Concha, MD accepted into the 2023-2024 Teaching Scholars Program Cohort

Miguel Chavez, MD, MSc

Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, was recommended to join the Teaching Scholars Program by excellent clinical educators, including his old program directors. He had always been interested in education and ways to innovate and improve teaching. The Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in […]

Battle at Busch program allows local bands to perform at Busch Stadium

Division of Hospital Medicine APC Jen Rickert’s son’s band Beekman has been invited by The St. Louis Cardinals Organization to participate in the “Battle at Busch,” a battle of the bands series at Busch Stadium this summer. The event is sponsored by 105.7 The Point radio station. Beekman will grace the Budweiser Terrace pregame on […]

Tanvir Rahman, MD, presents at the 2023 American Thoracic Society’s International Conference

Tanvir Rahman, MD, recently presented as a first author at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference. ATS 2023, located in DC this year, showcases the latest advances and discoveries in respiratory science, patient care and global respiratory health. Dr. Rahman was born and raised in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He graduated from medical school […]

Patricia Litkowski, MD, named project lead of a team selected for the 2023-2024 Big Ideas Competition Award

Patricia Litkowski, MD, and Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, and their multidisciplinary team have been awarded a prestigious $50,000 Big Ideas Grant from Washington University’s Healthcare Innovation Lab and the Institute for Informatics, Data Science, and Biostatistics (I2DB). Collaborating with Dr. Chenyang Lu from the McElvey School of Engineering as well as leaders from […]

Bob Mahoney, MD, recognized as a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Bob Mahoney, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Castle Connolly is a healthcare research and publishing company founded in 1991 to provide consumers with reliable information about the quality of healthcare providers. […]

Join us on May 19, 2023 for Wash U Internal Medicine CPC – Miguel Chavez, MD, MSc

Miguel Chavez, MD, MSc

The clinicopathological conference, popularly known as CPC, is a case method process of learning medicine. It uses a problem-solving approach. A case is presented with diagnostic data and is followed by a discussion of differential diagnosis which is narrowed down to a final diagnosis. Speaker: Miguel Chavez, MD, MSc Division: Hospital Medicine Title: “26y/o F […]

Join us on April 28, 2023 for Wash U Internal Medicine CPC – Eric Johnson, MD

The clinicopathological conference, popularly known as CPC, is a case method process of learning medicine. It uses a problem-solving approach. A case is presented with diagnostic data and is followed by a discussion of differential diagnosis which is narrowed down to a final diagnosis. Speaker: Eric Johnson, MD Division: Hospital Medicine Title: “75yo M hx […]

DHM Faculty present at the 2023 Annual SHM Converge Meeting in Austin, Texas

Corey Shy, MD

The Society of Hospital Medicine held its annual Converge meeting March 26-29, 2023 in Austin, TX. The Division of Hospital Medicine was represented by both former and current faculty. Congratulations to our three current Division of Hospital Medicine members who presented at the meeting! Rachel Bardowell, MD, presented “Where’s the Beef? How to Select and […]

Bob Mahoney, MD, awarded 2023 Friends of Social Work Award

Bob Mahoney, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, was selected as one of the recipients of the Friends of Social Work Award by the BJH social work team. The Friends of Social Work Award acknowledges non-social work staff members who assist in social work. It not only celebrates Social Work Month, but it also recognizes the […]

BJH Foundation Grant funds the expansion of the SQuID protocol – Margo Girardi, MD

Margo Girardi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Med-1 Firm, was awarded a grant from the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation to expand the Subcutaneous Insulin protocols for Diabetic Ketoacidosis from the 3500-observation unit to the inpatient medicine floor. The title of this project is SQuID-eee (Subcutaneous Insulin for Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Expansion, Experience and […]

Alex Thomas, MD, receives Critical Thinking- Medical Topic Distinguished Service Teaching Award

Distinguished Service Teaching Awards (DSTA) are given by medical school students and administration to educators in recognition of their ongoing academic interest and commitment.  Award categories include Clerkship of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Clinical Educator of the Year, Inclusion DSTA, Diversity DSTA, Critical Thinking – Procedural Topic DSTA, Critical Thinking – Medical Topic DSTA, […]

Physician Champion for Patient Experience at BJH- Patricia Litkowski, MD

Patricia Litkowski, MD, has been selected to serve as Physician Champion for Patient Experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The BJH Patient Experience team focuses on improving communication between physicians and their patients and also with each other. They strive to refine processes that will create a more compassionate, efficient, well-informed and coordinated patient care. In her […]

Cady B. Edwards, MD, named Co-Director of the Medicine Triage Attending Service

Cady B. Edwards, MD, will serve as the Co-Director of the Medicine Triage Attending (MTA) service alongside Nathan Martin, MD. The MTA service is 24/7 and the hospitalist serving as MTA is responsible for triaging Medicine patients being admitted to BJH. The MTA works closely with the Emergency Department, Patient Placement, Transfer Center, Intensive Care […]

Katy Filson, MD and Zach Morgan, MD named Co-Directors of the Patient Care Operations Committee

Patient Care Operations Committee serves the Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) by coordinating the frontline operations of the division. The committee is one of the largest within the division and has about 20% of the entire hospital medicine faculty as representation. As Co-Directors, Drs. Katy Filson and Zach Morgan, along with the members of the […]

Happy National Hospitalist Day

Celebrated the first Thursday in March annually, National Hospitalist Day recognizes hospitalists across the globe. It is the fastest growing specialty in medicine. A specialty, whose rooted mission is to provide exceptional care for hospitalized patients through education, advocacy, research, quality improvement initiatives, and more, the need for these dedicated clinicians continue to grow. Happy National […]

President-Elect of the BJH Medical Staff Association – Michael Lin, MD

Michael Lin, MD, is the newly elected president-elect of the BJH Medical Staff Association. Dr. Lin will serve a two-year term. The BJH Medical Staff Association’s mission is to represent all the physicians practicing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital committed to optimizing the quality of care the patients receive in our health care environment and to implement […]

DHM Hosts Visiting Professor – Moises Auron, MD, FAAP, FACP, SFHM

On December 14th, the Division of Hospital Medicine was honored to host visiting professor Moises Auron, MD, FAAP, FACP, SFHM. Dr. Auron presented “High-Value Care Blood Management” at the DHM Grand Rounds in the Dacey Auditorium. He shared his expertise on evidence-based transfusion practices. He also met with individual faculty to discuss topics including QI […]

Holobaugh Honors recognizes leaders who serve LGBTQIA communities (Links to an external site)

The annual James M. Holobaugh Honors ceremony celebrates Washington University in St. Louis community members who advocate for and serve LGBTQIA communities. This year’s honorees were students Kayla Arenschield, Pat Banker, Dee Cea, Jesse Harris, Savannah Henderson, Olivia Kerr, Eric Lei, Maya Phelps, Emille Taylor, Violet Walker and Izzy Yanover; alum Bo Schmit; and Anthony […]

LeJIT Teaching Award Recipient – Alex Thomas, MD

The LeJIT Teaching Award is given to those selected by the Gateway Medicine Clerkship for providing meaningful and timely feedback to medical students via completing just-in-time assessments (also known as “JITs”). These help students develop skills and create a positive learning environment that fosters feedback and growth. A 2 LeJIT 2 Quit sticker is given […]

Annual Society of Hospital Medicine Leadership Academy Program- Patricia Litkowski, MD, and Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM

The Society of Hospital Medicine held its annual Leadership Academy program from November 7-10, 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO. It is the only leadership program built for hospitalists. The SHM Leadership Academy program offers four leadership courses – Strategic Essentials, Influential Management, Mastering Teamwork, and Capstone. Each course is aimed to provide hospitalists with skills that include […]

Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week (NP Week) is November 13-19, 2022. This annual celebration recognizes the incredible contributions of NP Professionals. This year, the theme for NP Week is “Rising to Meet the Needs of Patients.” More than 355,000 NPs are licensed to practice in the United States and continuously bring vital solutions to patients in […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Vivek Hansalia, MD

Dr. Vivek Hansalia joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2022. He was born in New York City, and lived in Dix Hills, New York before moving to Smyrna, Georgia. He attended Vanderbilt University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Engineering […]

Newly elected fellows in the Academy of Educators – Eileen Lee, MD and Carol Faulk, MD

Two assistant professors in the Division of Hospital Medicine, Eileen Lee, MD, and Carol Faulk, MD, were recently selected to be new fellows in the Washington University School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators.  This achievement recognizes both their significant contributions to-date to medical education at the School of Medicine and their continuing roles as central […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Madeline Grondalski, RN, MD

Dr. Madeline Grondalski joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2022. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Ankita Kapoor, MD

Dr. Ankita Kapoor joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as a clinical instructor in October of 2022. She was born and raised on the west coast in India. She obtained her medical degree from Government Medical College, Surat, India in March of 2015. She pursued Internal Medicine Residency at […]

BJH Foundation Grant Funds a POCUS Training Program for the Hospital Medicine Group 

Stephanie Conner, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of POCUS for the Division of Hospital Medicine, was awarded a grant from the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation to develop and implement a curriculum and training program for hospitalists. The “POCUS Training Program for Hospital Medicine Faculty” will be tailored to support hospitalist training in POCUS […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Jeffrey Choi, MD, MS

Dr. Jeffrey Choi joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2022. He was born in Hong Kong and subsequently moved to Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada where he calls home. He graduated with distinction from Stanford University after completing a Bachelor of […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Justin Chen, MD

Dr. Justin Chen joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2022.  He was born and raised in New Jersey.  As part of the Accelerated BS/MD Program at Drexel University, he completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2012 and Medical Degree in 2016.  He then […]

Hospitalists attend SHM’s Academic Hospitalist Academy Level 1

Congratulations to Alex Thomas, MD, Katy Filson, MD, Han Li, MD and Zach Morgan, MD for completing SHM’s Academic Hospitalist Academy (AHA) Level 1. AHA provides academic hospitalists with the educational, scholarly, and professional development skills they need to advance their careers and continue on a pathway to success in academic hospital medicine. The program […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Stephanie Conner, MD

Dr. Stephanie Conner joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Assistant Professor in July 2022. She was born and raised in Huntington, New York before attending college at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology-Chemistry in 2009. She attended medical […]

Division of Hospital Medicine establishes annual “Mark Thoelke Visiting Professor in Hospital Medicine”

The annual “Mark Thoelke Visiting Professor in Hospital Medicine” was established to honor founding member and previous Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Mark Thoelke, MD, Professor of Medicine. Dr. Thoelke provided more than two decades of contributions to Hospital Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University. He fostered a family atmosphere and […]

Hospital Medicine Consult Service at Psychiatric Care at Delmar Center

Randy Laine, MD, PhD will serve as the medical director for the new Hospital Medicine Consult Service at the Psychiatric Care at Delmar Center (PCDC). This service began September 1, 2022. PCDC is a BJC standalone psychiatric hospital staffed by Washington University psychiatry physicians. All patients will be seen by a hospitalist consultant within 24 […]