Congratulations to our Rheumatology physicians recognized on the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List. This year there are 1,063 physicians on the St. Louis list, 412 are Washington University physicians, three of them are Rheumatology physicians.
We would like to Congratulate our Rheumatology Fellow, Intelly Lee, MD, PhD for receiving the BJC 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. Excellent work!
Eirini Kefalogianni, PhD, has been awarded a grant from Arthritis National Research Foundation on her project: Roles of TNFR1/2 in Lupus Nephritis https://curearthritis.org/arthritis-research-scientists/
Please join us in welcoming our new Rheumatology fellows, Dr. Dimachkie, Dr. Goodman, Dr. Bhandari and Dr. Um! We’re so looking forward to having you in our Rheum family!!
Congratulations to our graduating fellows, Dr. Amaad Rana & Dr. Mo Khalid, receiving the Schwartz Fellowship Award Dr. Mohammed Hamid and receiving the Dr. Richard Brasington Teaching Award, Dr. Hector Molina. We had a wonderful ceremony this afternoon to celebrate these wonderful physicians!
An honor, as always, to have our friend Kristi Kuhn (Division Chief of University of Colorado Rheumatology) visit us ! She gave a great talk on “mucosal origins of RA” at our rheum translational research conference! Thank you for coming!
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 […]
Dr. John Atkinson, a physician and professor at Washington University Medical Center, first met Brasington 25 years ago, when he was recruited to be the director of their training program and teaching students during their fellowships on how to become rheumatologists. Atkinson said Brasington took care of them, taught, and trained them. “He was kind […]
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 […]
Dear colleagues and friends, It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of Dr. Richard Brasington, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and beloved former Director of the Fellowship Training Program, Division of Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine (1996-2019). Dr. “B”, as we liked to call him, was a friend and […]
The Division of Rheumatology appreciates all the hard work and dedication of all the women on our team! Thank you for all you do!
Glenda Bullock, Senior Director, Research Administration, Department of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, was named to the Top 50 Women Leaders of Missouri for 2022 by Women We Admire, an organization that provides news and information on today’s women leaders across a variety of fields. Women We Admire awards this recognition to women who are “leading within […]
Congratulations Drs. Sam Bhandari, Dave Dimachkie, Sarah Goodman, and Joy Um! Welcome to Washington University – Rheumatology! We look forward to having you on our team!
Study opens pathway to better diagnosis, treatment of autoimmune diseases In a recent issue of Nature, Drs. Michael Paley and Wayne Yokoyama collaborated with investigators at Stanford and Oxford to identify the potential antigens that may drive anky-losing spondylitis and acute anterior uveitis. This work suggests that the pathogenesis of HLA-B27-associated disease may be driven […]
Successful cancer treatment approach extended to autoimmune disease
Dr. Deborah Parks has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American College of Rheumatology at the recent ACR Convergence 2022 meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Congratulations Dr. Parks!
Dr. Atinuke Aluko, Division of Rheumatology, received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on November 28, 2022. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill. Congratulations Dr. Aluko!
September 15, 2022
John Atkinson and Adia Harvey Wingfield will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2022 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. They will be honored at the university’s annual Founders Day dinner in the fall. Physician-scientist Atkinson, MD, the Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, will receive the Carl […]
Could lead to therapies for people at risk of sudden rupture due to abdominal aortic aneurysm. An experimental drug therapy protects mice from sudden death due to the rupture of a major blood vessel in the abdomen, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE from the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology joined Irene Blanco, MD, MS from Albert Einstein School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Lisa Criscione-Schieber, MD, Med from Duke University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology in the presentation, “How to Incorporate DEI into Your Fellows Program Curriculum,” at […]
In collaboration with Frank O’Brien, MD from the Division of Nephrology and Nathaniel Nolan, MD, MPH from the Division of Infectious Diseases, Andrew Robinson, MSW LMSW and Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE from the Division of Rheumatology presented a workshop titled, “Interprofessional, Multidisciplinary Case Conference: A Novel Approach to Integrating Health Equity into Graduate Medical Education,” […]
Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE from the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Sarah Goglin, MD from the University of California – San Francisco Division of Rheumatology delivered a Teaching Pearl Presentation at the American College of Rheumatology’s Education Exchange 2022 in Orlando, FL. Drs. Zickuhr and Goglin partnered with eight educators from […]
The Division of Rheumatology would like to congratulate Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE upon being selected by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2023 to receive the “Research Distinguished Service Teaching Award” for teaching in academic year 2020-2021
Sara Kellahan, MSN, AGPCNP-C, Daphne Lew, PhD, MPH, Xinliang Huang, Seth Eisen, MD, MSc, Hong Xian, PhD and senior author Alfred H. Kim, MD, PhD recently published an article in Arthritis Care & Research demonstrating the persistence of depression overtime in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Read the full article here.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Lenschow was appointed the John S Daniels Professor in Immunology. The professorship was made possible by a gift from Noémi and Michael Neidorff and established in honor of Dr. John Daniels, a Washington University associate professor of clinical medicine who specializes in endocrinology and metabolism and in […]
They will conduct a workshop about integrating Health Equity into fellowship training curricula, reviewing best practices and sharing their experiences from their own interprofessional and multidisciplinary case conference. Check them out if you are attending AIMW22!
COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted by healthy people, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation.
Congratulations Lisa for receiving the 2021 inagural Academy of Educators Rising Star Award!
Congratulations, Dr. Zhao! “I am honored to be a Distinguished Fellow Award recipient this year. This recognition is significant to me as a tribute to my mentors, whose invaluable teaching and guidance over the years have shaped and continue to shape my development and growth as a physician and a scientist. I also would like […]
Dr. Sungur, Division of Rheumatology, received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2021. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill. Congratulations Dr. Sungur!
Al Kim, MD, PhD, launched the COVaRiPAD study, a multi-departmental effort (Medicine, Neurology, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Genetics) to examine COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with autoimmune diseases
Michael A. Paley, MD, PhD, has been awarded a grant from Arthritis National Research Foundation for his project: Mechanistic Insights into Organ-Specific Manifestations of Spondyloarthritis
Lisa Zickuhr MD, Colin Diffie MD, and Amber Deptola MD, in collaboration with John Metzler MD and Nathan Olafsen MD, received a Small Projects Grant from Washington University’s Medical Education Research Unit. The grant supports a multi-disciplinary group of internists, physiatrists, and rheumatologists to develop and gather validity evidence for a tool that assesses the performance […]
On behalf of the WUSM AOA Committee, we are thrilled to announce Dr. Can Sungur election to the AOA Class of 2021! Dr. Sungur was nominated by Dr. Christine Pham who attested to his qualifications as a nominee in the House Officer category as described in the election criteria below: As with all true honors, the […]
Dr. Fang Zhao received the Scientist Development Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation to start in July 2021
The trial wants to see how the vaccine interacts with people on immunosuppressants
Funding for Pilot and Feasibility Studies Related to the Rheumatic Diseases February 2021 The Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Center (RDRRC) at Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of research funds for its Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) program. The overall goal of this program is to help develop innovative research programs at their earliest […]
Al Kim, MD, PhD launched the COVaRiPAD study, a multi-departmental effort (Medicine, Neurology, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Genetics) to examine COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with autoimmune diseases
Congratulations Can Sungur for receiving the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
Congratulations, Al Kim MD PhD, Deborah Parks MD and Benjamin Schwartz MD PhD for making the 20-21 Best Doctors in America list! Check out the full list (pdf)!
Dr. Lisa Zickuhr was appointed the Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine. Dr. Zickuhr is also the 2021 recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award, which proposes to design and evaluate a telerheumatology curriculum. Dr. Deborah Lenschow was named Co-Director of the Immunology Graduate Program. Dr. Lenschow also received the 2020 ICTS/FBJH […]
We are delighted to announce the annual Benjamin D. Schwartz, MD, PhD Distinguished Fellow Award in Rheumatology that will recognize an outstanding (first year) clinical fellow. This award is made possible by a generous endowment from Andy Chan MD, PhD and Mary Chan, MD, in recognition of Ben Schwartz, who has been a consummate physician-scientist, […]