Congratulations to our new Assistant Professors of Medicine

Left to Right (starting at the top) Atkins, Bruinsma, Chow, Filson

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 primarily on the bone marrow transplant service as a hospitalist. He has an interest in teaching and mentorship of students and residents on the oncology service and aids in recruitment of internal medicine resident candidates through the IM program as an interviewer. Dr. Atkins has contributed to multiple clinical research publications within the realm of oncology, which aids in the management of the complex medical problems of solid organ and leukemia patients. He serves on the hospitalist BMT/Oncology and the patient care operations committees, with a primary focus on patient throughput, triage and QI for oncology patients.

Monique Bruinsma, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine.  She received her medical degree, masters in immunology, and residency training at Washington University/BJH.  In her clinical endeavors, she cares for acutely ill hospitalized medicine patients.   She has an interest in using information technology to improve the efficiency and safety of patient care.  She also fosters the development of physician trainees by providing didactic teaching as well as attending frequently on the general medicine teaching service. 

Kelsey Chow, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. She has been a member of the Orientation Committee for the past two years to help design orientation materials and presentations to help incoming hospitalists become familiar with the Division of Hospital Medicine and Wash U. She also has an interest in reducing hospital readmissions, and has contributed to decreasing hospitalizations during her time as a hospitalist at Rush by writing action plans for patients frequently admitted to the hospital. She is also currently on the Readmission Committee at BJH. She also enjoys teaching both medical students and residents while on the Hospitalist service as well as Firm service at BJH.

Kathryn Filson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Patient Care Operations within the Division of Hospital Medicine. She has an interest in clinical patient care, system wide operations, medical education and financial structures. She is the Chair of the Compensation Committee within the Division of Hospital Medicine and helped develop the current bonus incentive structure. Dr. Filson has been with the Department of Medicine since 2018 and spends her clinical time attending on direct patient care services & supervising residents on the inpatient Firm Medicine teams.