Rubenstein installed as the Robert C. Strunk Endowed Chair for Lung and Respiratory Research

Ron Rubenstein

Ronald C. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, a professor of pediatrics, has been installed as the Robert C. Strunk Endowed Chair for Lung and Respiratory Research. A celebration to mark the event took place Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Rubenstein is a native of upstate New York. He received his undergraduate […]

Wolfe appointed Pediatric Residency Program director

Katie Wolfe

Katie Wolfe, MD, has been appointed the new Pediatric Residency Program director, effective Sept. 1, 2023. She takes on this role from interim co-directors Christine Hrach, MD, and Patrick Reich, MD. Wolfe completed her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University and medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. From there, she completed a pediatric […]

Cooper steps in as new Division Chief for Rheumatology & Immunology as French takes on new vice chair role

Megan Cooper and Tony French

Megan Cooper, MD, PhD, has been appointed the new chief of the Division of Rheumatology & Immunology as Anthony French, MD, PhD, takes on the new role of vice chair of Physician-Scientist Training. Both changes were effective Friday, Sept. 15. Cooper is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist and is an internationally recognized physician-scientist in the pediatric […]

61 Pediatrics faculty recognized on 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List

Composite of 61 pediatric providers

The Department of Pediatrics is proud to announce 61 of our faculty members have been selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® and Rising Stars lists. Our physicians work hard each and every day to provide their patients with unmatched care. Each year, Castle Connolly uses a merit-based system to select board-certified physicians for […]

New Employees August 2023

Welcome new hires!

Faculty Name Division Title Lauren Anne Grant Academic Pediatrics  Assistant Prof of Pediatrics (PEFA) Alicia McDonnell Kamsheh Cardiology Assistant Prof of Pediatrics (PEFA) Fellows Name Division Title Maram Muneer Sayel Alkhdour Endocrinology & Diabetes Clinical Fellow Abbey Rocco Hematology & Oncology Clinical Fellow Staff Name Division Title Angelica Margaret Barnes Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Student Max […]

Staff Feature Andrew Walz

Andrew Walz

Andrew Walz joined the Department of Pediatrics as a billing/scheduling associate in June 2023. Walz grew up in South County St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri — St. Louis, where he received a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Composition and a Master’s in Secondary Education. After 11 memorable and demanding years in the […]

Gill installed as inaugural Nash professor in pediatrics (Links to an external site)

Michelle A. Joubert Gill, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Homer E. Nash Jr., MD, Professor in Pediatrics. Shown at Gill's installation in June are (from left) Gary Silverman, MD, head of the university's Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital; Gill; Trish Lollo, president of St. Louis Children's; and David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of WashU Medicine.

Michelle A. Joubert Gill, MD, PhD, a nationally recognized physician-scientist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Homer E. Nash Jr., MD, Professor in Pediatrics. The honor was bestowed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital through a gift funded by an anonymous donor to honor the legacy of Nash, a beloved […]

Funded Awards July 2023

Funded grants Fahd Ahmad Tarin Bigley Dustin Baldridge Orsola di Martino Sarah Garwood Andrew Janowski Katie Plax Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric David Rosen Gregory Storch

PI Agency Title Fahd Ahmad HRSA/CCHMC Emergency Medicine Services for Children (EMSC) Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Program – The Hospitals of the Midwest Emergency Research Node (HOMERUN); Category 1 Tarin Bigley NIH/K08 Establishing the impact of roseolovirues on development of autoimmunity due to loss of central tolerance Dustin Baldridge NIH/ DP1 High-Throughput […]