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 role will also include responsibilities related to accreditation, regulatory compliance and GME. Dr. Bardowell holds several safety and quality leadership positions in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Department of Medicine. She also has interests in handoffs and transitions of care, Point of Care Ultrasound, and medical education.   


Dr. Bardowell is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. In 2005, she received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, cum laude, from the University of Miami. In 2009, Dr. Bardowell earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After completing her residency in internal medicine at BJH, Dr. Bardowell joined the faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in 2012.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bardowell on her new leadership role.