Congratulations to our new Associate Professors of Medicine

Left to Right - Bardowell, Conner, Odom

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 and training in Quality and Safety and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She is Vice Chief of Safety and Quality for the Division of Hospital Medicine as well as Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine for Inpatient Safety and Quality.  For the Internal Medicine residency program she is a member of the Core Faculty and Co-Director of POCUS. She attends on a mix of the General Medicine Inpatient teaching service (FIRM medicine), Procedure team, and Hospitalist Direct Care. Areas of interest include curriculum development in POCUS, patient flow, and high value care.

Stephanie Conner, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of POCUS for the Division of Hospital Medicine, as well as the Medical Director for the Inpatient Medicine Teaching Service (Firm 2). She has an interest in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), medical education, clinical operations, and quality improvement. She attends frequently on the inpatient medicine teaching service and bedside procedure service, and cares for patients directly on the hospitalist service. Dr. Conner is involved in both regional and national POCUS education and CME conferences, and serves on the Executive Council of the Society of Hospital Medicine POCUS Special Interest Group. She is the recipient of a grant from the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation for the development and implementation of a POCUS curriculum for hospitalist faculty. She has published several articles on developing POCUS curricula and inpatient medical education in recent years. 

Devin Odom, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Hospital Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and recently completed a fellowship in Palliative Medicine. He will also join the Division of Palliative Medicine this fall. He completed training in Internal Medicine at WashU in 2013. Dr. Odom has focused his career on communication skills education beyond residency training. He developed and directs the BJC Communication Skills Academy which provides experiential learning opportunities for providers across the School of Medicine and BJC to practice difficult conversations and Advance Care Planning in a safe small group environment. Ongoing research is evaluating the impact of this work on provider and patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Dr. Odom also chairs the Division of Hospital Medicine’s EMR efficiency task force to improve EMR workflow and streamline provider level improvements.