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The Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology applies a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding and advancement of research, education and medical care related to rheumatic diseases and conditions.

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Vladimir Despotovic, MD recognized as a 2023 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient

Kudos to Dr. Despotovic for being recognized as a 2023 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient. The awards recognize faculty whose exceptional dedication and selfless response to the pandemic went beyond expectations. Vlad tirelessly advocated, comforted, and supported patients and their families in the MICU while assuming many responsibilities including surge planning, protocol development and implementation under […]

In Memory of Dr. Richard Brasington

In Memory of Dr. Richard Brasington
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, a highly regarded professor emeritus of medicine and former director of the rheumatology fellowship training program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, drowned April 30, 2023, while fishing in the North Fork River in Ozark, Mo. He […]