Faculty at a Glance

Washington University School of Medicine has one of the finest faculties of any medical school in the nation. Recognized for their distinguished achievements in original research, 13 faculty members are among the fellows of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences; 28 are members of the National Academy of Medicine. Eighteen Nobel laureates have been associated with the School of Medicine.

During fiscal year 2015, 142 members of the faculty held individual and/or institutional career development awards. Some individual faculty members may hold multiple awards:

  • 89 from National Institutes of Health (including direct-pay and pass-through awards)
  • 1 from Health Resources and Services Administration
  • 1 from American Association for Cancer Research
  • 3 from Alex’s Lemonade Stand
  • 3 from American Cancer Society
  • 1 from American College of Rheumatology
  • 2 from American College of Surgeons
  • 1 from American Diabetes Association
  • 1 from American Federation for Aging Research
  • 1 from American Glaucoma Society
  • 7 from American Heart Association
  • 2 from American Society of Hematology
  • 1 from American Society of Nephrology
  • 1 from American Thoracic Society
  • 1 from Anonymous
  • 1 from Army
  • 1 from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • 4 from Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • 1 from Cancer Research Foundation
  • 1 from Central Society for Clinical Research
  • 1 from Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
  • 2 from Child Neurology Foundation
  • 1 from Children’s Discovery Institute
  • 1 from Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
  • 1 from Department of Defense
  • 1 from Department of Education (pass-through award)
  • 1 from Dermatology Foundation
  • 1 from Donor’s Cure Foundation
  • 5 from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • 1 from Ellison Medical Foundation
  • 1 from Harrington Discovery Institute
  • 1 from Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
  • 1 from Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 1 from LUNGevity Foundation
  • 1 from Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • 1 from Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
  • 1 from NephCure Foundation
  • 1 from New York Stem Cell Foundation
  • 1 from Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • 2 from Research to Prevent Blindness
  • 2 from Rheumatology Research Foundation
  • 1 from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 1 from Sarcoma Alliance for Research
  • 1 from Society of Surgical Oncology
  • 1 from St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • 3 from Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • 1 from Thrasher Research Fund
  • 1 from V Foundation
  • 1 from Wellcome Trust (pass-through award)

The School of Medicine has 9 faculty members with Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) status, a special recognition given to only a few NIH grantees, which provides long-term, uninterrupted financial support to investigators who have demonstrated superior achievement during previous research projects.

In  2016, the School employed 2,058 full-time, salaried faculty members in its 20 preclinical and clinical departments. The clinical departments are further strengthened by 1,377 voluntary and adjunct faculty members, a group of physicians who practice their medical specialties in St. Louis and are members of one or more of the staffs of the hospitals in the Washington University Medical Center.