Chief of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

Message from Gary Silverman:

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce that Anthony R. French, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, will become the next Chief of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology. Tony is an outstanding physician-scientist who obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and his M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tony received his pediatric specialty training at the Mayo Clinic and his fellowship training, in Rheumatology, at our institution. He is also the Fellowship Director of Pediatric Rheumatology. Along with David Hunstad, M.D., he leads the Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program, which identifies outstanding M.D./Ph.D. resident applicants and brings them to Washington University. Tony is an R01-funded investigator and is currently focused on how NK cells combat recurrent viral infections. Tony leads a highly innovative Division of clinicians and physician-scientists, including Kevin Baszis, M.D., Megan Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, M.D., and Andy White, M.D. Tony takes over the Division leadership from Andy White, M.D., who is assuming a new role as Vice Chair of Medical Education for the Department of Pediatrics.

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