Austin  Niu, MD

Austin Niu, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Austin Niu, MD, is an Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, after graduating from Internal Medicine Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine. He is currently working a mix of services including general inpatient, oncology, and BMT, and has interests in teaching and mentoring residents and medical students rotating on service, as well as basic science and clinical research pursuits in cardiovascular disease.


  • BA, Biochemistry: Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2015)
  • Medical Degree: Rutgers Robert-Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ (2020)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2023)

Clinical Interests

Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Care, Genetics of Aortic Disease, Cardiac Critical Care, Arts and Humanities in Medicine 

Research Interests

Studying the genetics of heritable thoracic aortic disease utilizing whole exome sequencing, analysis of Mechanical Circulatory Support devices placed at Barnes Jewish Hospital

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kyei GB, Meng S, Ramani R, Niu A, Lagisetti C, Webb TR, Ratner L. Splicing Factor 3B Subunit 1 Interacts with HIV Tat and Plays a Role in Viral Transcription and Reactivation from Latency. mBio. 2018 Nov 6;9(6):e01423-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01423-18. PMID: 30401776; PMCID: PMC6222122.

Albert BJ, Niu A, Ramani R, Marshall GR, Wender PA, Williams RM, Ratner L, Barnes AB, Kyei GB. Combinations of isoform-targeted histone deacetylase inhibitors and bryostatin analogues display remarkable potency to activate latent HIV without global T-cell activation. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 7;7(1):7456. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07814-4. PMID: 28785069; PMCID: PMC5547048.

Abstracts and Presentations

Niu, A MD. Guillain, Barré, and Miami Beach. Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Meeting. Humanities entry, written format. 2022.

Niu A MD, Halabi C MD, Java A MD, Hawkins J PhD, Cole F MD, Wambach J MD, Paul A, Wegner D, Braverman A MD. Whole Exome Sequencing of a Family with Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease. Poster Presentation. 2022.

Niu A, Roper S, Franks C, Budelier M, Schuster M, Fuest S. A Case of Buprenorphine Sample Carryover in Clinic. WUSTL/BJC Internal Medicine Symposium. Poster Presentation. 2021.

Niu A, Lin K. Clinical Rotation in Emergency Department at HuaXi Hospital in China. RWJMS Global Health Fair. Poster. 2017.