Meet Our New Hospitalist- Zain Raza, MD

Dr. Zain Raza joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2021. He grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma just north of Oklahoma City. He attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Tanvir Rahman, MD

Dr. Tanvir Rahman joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. He was born in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He attended Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College under the University of Dhaka, which is one of the premier sites to study medicine in the nation. Dr. Rahman […]

BJWCH Chief of Staff, Elect – Adam Littich, MD

Adam Littich, who is currently the Medical Director of the BJWCH hospitalist service, has been elected by the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital to the position of Chief of Staff, Elect.  His term as Chief of Staff starts on 1/1/24; until then he will act as the backup Chief of Staff.  He previously […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Ali Osman, MD

Dr. Ali Osman joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. He was born in Oman and raised in both Sudan and Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Alsideeg High School in Saudi, Khamis Mushayt and moved to Sudan for medical school at Shendi University. During medical […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Adora Nwankwo, MD

Dr. Adora Chinenye Nwankwo became a member of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June 2021. She was born in the nation’s capital and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. She attended Cornell University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. After graduating she […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Alyssa Moller, MD

Dr. Alyssa Renee Moller joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. She was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to the Chicago area shortly thereafter, where she spent the remainder of her childhood. She attended college at Washington University in St. Louis and […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – James McMenimen, MD

Dr. James McMenimen joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2021. He was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. During his studies, he was able to spend a summer as an AMGEN scholar, conducting organic chemistry research […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Emily Mattoon, MD

Dr. Emily Mattoon joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2021. She was born in Mountain View, California and soon after moved to San Diego. She attended Duke University and graduated cum laude in 2013 with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Jeffrey Marinshaw, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Marinshaw joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2021. He grew up in Chapel Hill, NC before attending Washington University in St. Louis where he was a Dieckmann Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Classics in 2012 and […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Sonya Liu, MD

Dr. Sonya Liu joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June of 2021. She was born in Arkansas prior to moving to St. Louis where she spent most of her childhood. Her family then moved to Pocatello, Idaho, which she now proudly calls home. She returned to […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Shiyuan Anabeth Liu, MD

Dr. Shiyuan Anabeth Liu joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in June 2021. She was born in northeastern China and moved to western Massachusetts when she was nine. She attended Dartmouth College and graduated magna cum laude with Honors in neuroscience in 2014. She was inducted into […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Alex Lane, MD

Dr. Alex Ryan Lane joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. He grew up in Southern Illinois and attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate degree. He graduated with honors and highest distinction in Psychology in 2011. After college, he worked as […]

2021 Academy of Educators Honor Roll Awardees – Dennis Chang, MD and Mark Thoelke, MD

Please extend a warm congratulations to Dennis Chang, MD and Mark Thoelke, MD, recipients of the 2021 Honor Roll Award for the Academy of Educators. The Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine try to foster a collaboration of ideas and knowledge to further the scholarly interests of the university. Members of the […]

Join us on November 5, 2021 for Wash U Internal Medicine CPC – Nathan Martin, MD, SFHM

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: Nathan Martin, MD, SFHM Division: Hospital Medicine Title: “56 y/o […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Lauren Jurkowski, MD

Dr. Lauren Jurkowski joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. She was born in the northwest Chicago suburbs and lived there for most of her life. She received her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and graduated cum laude with a major in Biology […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Ihab Hassanieh, MD

Dr. Ihab Hassanieh joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in June 2021. He was born in a small village in Lebanon and moved to Beirut, Lebanon to attend the American University of Beirut. There, he graduated in 2012 with a major in Biology and received his […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Kelsey Chow, MD

Dr. Kelsey Chow joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. She was born in Canada but grew up mostly in Centennial, Colorado. She completed her bachelor’s degree in both Biochemistry and Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After college, she became […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MSc

Dr. Miguel A. Chavez joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2021. He was born in Lima, Peru and he graduated from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia medical school in 2013. He also completed a Masters in Science focused on Research and Epidemiology from […]

Meet Our New Hospitalist – Behzad Amoozgar, MD, MPH

Dr. Behzad Amoozgar joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2021. He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Science which has the highest rank among all the medical schools in Iran. After graduation Dr. Amoozgar immigrated to Canada […]

Congratulations to our new Associate Professors of Medicine

Left to Right (starting at the top) Matt Freer,

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. J. Matt Freer, MD Caroline Kahle, MD Nathan Martin, MD Lois Richard, MD, PhD

Welcome New Hospitalists

Please join us in extending a big, warm welcome to our new faculty members: Behzad Amoozgar, MD – Instructor in Medicine Miguel Chavez Concha, MD – Instructor in Medicine Kelsey Chow, MD – Instructor in Medicine Ihab Hassanieh, MD – Instructor in Medicine Lauren Jurkowski, MD – Instructor in Medicine Alex Lane, MD – Instructor […]

2021 General Internal Medicine Teachers of the Year – Dennis Chang, MD and Carol Faulk, MD

Dennis Chang, MD (left) Carol Faulk, MD

The teacher of the year award for inpatient medicine is an award selected by the Internal Medicine residents.  All internal medicine residents are invited to submit 2 names of the top teachers on inpatient medicine from the attendings in the Divisions of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine.  The two attendings who receive the most nominations win […]

Anthony Dao, MD named new Director of OUTmed program (Links to an external site)

I am pleased to announce that Anthony Dao, MD has been appointed the new Director of the OUTmed program for the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. OUTmed began in 2017 as a forum for LGBTQIA+-identified faculty, trainees, employees and allies. Since its inception, we have successfully increased the visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community […]

Happy National Hospitalist Day

Happy Hospitalist Day! Thank you for all you do! National Hospitalist Day recognizes the contributions of more than 60,000 hospitalists nationwide on the first Thursday in March annually. Hospital medicine is one of the fastest-growing specialties in modern medicine, and those who practice it are known as hospitalists. Hospitalists manage patient care throughout their inpatient […]

Welcome New Hospitalists

Please join us in extending a big, warm welcome to our new faculty members: Erin Baum, MD – Instructor in Medicine Ashley Brown, MD – Instructor in Medicine Evan Dupart, MD – Instructor in Medicine Cady Edwards, MD – Instructor in Medicine Syed Ehsanullah, MD – Instructor in Medicine Tim Evans, MD – Instructor in […]

General Internal Medicine Teachers of the Year – Dennis Chang, MD and Eric Johnson, MD

The teacher of the year award for inpatient medicine is an award selected by the Internal Medicine residents.  All internal medicine residents are invited to submit 2 names of the top teachers on inpatient medicine from the attendings in the Divisions of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine.  The two attendings who receive the most nominations win […]

SHM St. Louis Chapter – Gold Chapter of the Year

The St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), for which Crystal Atwood, MD and Matt Brinkmeier, MD serve as officers, won the Gold Chapter of the Year award for 2019.  SHM recognizes its chapters for their hard work and dedication as they strive to demonstrate growth, sustenance, and innovation within their chapter […]

Leading the Capstone Paracentesis Experience – Dr. Matt Freer

The Capstone experience is a required rotation for 4th year medical students to prepare them for internship.  As part of this rotation, students attend a Capstone Procedural Workshop for an afternoon.  This involves training with ultrasound equipment and hands-on teaching on how to perform various invasive bedside procedures. Matt Freer, MD, director of the Internal […]

Interim Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine – Dr. Michael Lin

The Division of Hospital Medicine is excited to announce that Michael Lin, MD SFHM, Associate Professor of Medicine, has been named Interim Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, effective January 1. While a national search for the next chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine has been initiated, Dr. Lin will serve as the […]

Department of Medicine Vice Chair of Patient Safety – Dr. Andrew Odden (Links to an external site)

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 since 2015 […]

Happy Retirement, Anne Hilliker

Please join us in congratulating Anne Hilliker, NP, on her retirement! She began her nursing career at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1999, working as a staff nurse in Emergency Medicine. Anne continued her medical education becoming a Nurse Practitioner for Emergency Medicine, followed then by working in the PICRU until she joined the Division of Hospital […]

Inaugural Chairholder for the Stokes Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care – Dr. Patrick White

The Stokes Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care for The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital celebrated the installation of Dr. Patrick White as the inaugural chairholder. Dr. White’s interest in palliative medicine started at a young age watching his father, a physician, care for patients with chronic illnesses. It was his personal experience […]

2019 Neville Grant Award Recipient for Clinical Excellence – Dr. Mark Thoelke

The Division of Hospital Medicine proudly announces that Division Chief and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Mark Thoelke, was presented with the 2019 Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence by the Medical Staff Association. The award is bestowed on a clinician who through his or her daily actions serves as a role model for fellow caregivers […]

Now Open! Newly Renovated Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

The new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital officially opened for business on November 5, 2019. It is a 64-bed hospital with all private rooms and state of the art facilities located in Creve Coeur, Missouri on Olive Boulevard.  All medicine patients admitted to the hospital will be cared for by a Washington University Division of Hospital […]

Academy of Educators Inductee – Dr. Dennis Chang

The Division of Hospital Medicine is proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Dennis Chang, MD, FHM, was among 42 Washington University School of Medicine educators inducted into the newly created Academy of Educators. The Academy of Educators seeks to nurture a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders […]

Dr. Lois Richard, Guest Speaker at Evening Grand Rounds

Grand rounds help physicians and other healthcare professionals keep up-to-date in evolving topics. On October 22nd, fellow hospitalist, Dr. Lois Richard, will be presenting “Patient Advocacy on The Hill” as the invited guest speaker for Evening Grand Rounds. Dr. Richard has visited members of Congress in Washington D.C. numerous times as part of “Hospitalists on […]

Leading the Patient Experience Effort for BJH- Dr. Caroline Kahle

Fellow hospitalist, Dr. Caroline Kahle, is leading the Patient Experience effort for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient Experience has been identified as one of the priorities for the 2019-2023 BJH/BJWCH/WUSM Joint Clinical Strategic Plan. The joint clinical strategic plan is a five year plan that has joint goals, strategies, and tactics; all with a common vision to […]

Meet Palliative Medicine’s New Associate Professor of Medicine – Dr. Maria Dans

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Faculty has approved the promotion of Dr. Maria Dans to Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Dans graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1999. She completed residency in Internal Medicine, followed by fellowships in Hospice & Palliative Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University in […]

Meet Our New Assistant Professor of Medicine – Dr. Crystal Atwood

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Faculty has approved the promotion of Dr. Crystal Atwood to Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Atwood graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School in 2009. She completed Internal Medicine residency at Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2012. Dr. Atwood is board-certified […]

Meet Our New Associate Professor of Medicine – Dr. Andrew Odden

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Faculty has approved the promotion of Dr. Andrew Odden to Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Odden received his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota in Ann Arbor, where he was awarded the Bruce Jones Award for House Staff Spirit. […]

Welcome New Hospitalists and Nurse Practitioners

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new faculty members and nurse practitioners: Faris Bakeer, MD – Instructor in Medicine Sydney Blount, MD- Instructor in Medicine Natalia Brito Rivera, MD – Instructor in Medicine Benjamin Buettner, MD – Instructor in Medicine Anthony Dao, MD – Instructor in Medicine Hanan Dihowm, MD – […]

Congratulations Division Of Palliative Medicine

With great enthusiasm, we are pleased to announce that palliative care services is now its own division: Division of Palliative Medicine. Palliative care services has been part of the Division of Hospital Medicine for many years. The Palliative Care Service is a collaborative effort between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Launched in […]