The Teaching Scholars Program is a certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in healthcare education with a focus on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development. The program consists of twice-monthly seminars held on the Washington University Medical Campus during the academic year, a curriculum needs assessment, design, or evaluation project completed under faculty mentorship/ guidance, and a capstone presentation event. Topics covered include all phases of curriculum and instruction development, design, and evaluation as viewed within a framework of educational research/scholarship of teaching & learning. Other than the time commitment for attending the sessions, there is no cost for the Program. As part of the application process, applicants must submit a letter from their Department Chair, Division Head, or Program Director that clearly indicates that the applicant will be allowed release time to attend the twice monthly sessions (roughly 4 hours each session), complete the required project, and attend the Kick-Off and Project Presentation Events.

Director:  Steve Taff

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 28th, 2024

Eligibility: Washington University School of Medicine clinical and/or investigator track faculty (including faculty in MD, OT, PT, PACS, DBBS and other educational programs)

Program Term: October 2024 – September 2025

Questions: Contact

2023-2024 Teaching Scholars Cohort

Matthew Chapman, Instructor in Psychiatry

Miguel Chavez Concha, Instructor in Medicine

Cylen Javidan, Associate Professor of Radiology

Kelby Napier, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Kristen Prufrock, Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Erin Reinl, Instructor in Ob/Gyn

Justin Robison, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Brian Stotter, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Stacy West-Bruce, Instructor in Occupational Therapy

Joanna Yang, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

2022-2023 Teaching Scholars Graduates

Yang Cao, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology

James Duncan, Professor of Radiology

Jennifer Griffith, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Muthuraj Kanakaraj, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Mariam Malik, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Nanette Reed, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Stephen Roper, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology

Sana Saif-Ur-Rehman, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Maamoun Salam, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Ben Strnad, Assistant Professor of Radiology

2021-2022 Teaching Scholars Graduates

Neil Anderson, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology

Anuradha Borle, Instructor in Anesthesiology

Sara Chen, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Ahmad Jezzini, Instructor in Neuroscience

Amanda Kolmar, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Patricia McGee, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Ali Mian, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Allison Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Jessica Nelson, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Gloria Guzman Perez-Carrillo, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Mohamed Rajput, Assistant Professor of Radiology

Ian Ross, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sarah Smith, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Anna Rebecca Young, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

2020-2021 Teaching Scholars Graduates

Amber Benhardt, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology

Ige George, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Felicia Gomez, Instructor in the Department of Medicine

Carey Holleran, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Patricia Jiminez, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anand Lakshminarasimhachar, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

T.K. Pandian, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Christopher Prater, Instructor in the School of Medicine

Terry Ritzman, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Quinn Tyminski, Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Psychiatry

Ashley Weinhold, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

2019-2020 Teaching Scholars Graduates

Alicia DeMaria, Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Shelby Dickison, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Andrew Drescher, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Betsy Hawkins- Chernof, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Heather Jones, Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Eileen Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kathryn Leonard, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Jonathan Mullin, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine

Mahshid Moseni, Instructor in Medicine

Nathan Olafsen, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Joshua Osbun, Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Neurology

Noor Riaz, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Bridgette Svancarek, Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine

Suzanne Thibodeaux, Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology

Renee VanStavern, Specialist in Neurology, Vascular Neurology

2018-2019 Teaching Scholars Graduates

Ginnie Abarbanell, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology

Steven Ambler, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery

Joseph Bradley, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Sarah Connolly, Radiologist Specialist

Amber Deptola, Associate Program Director Chief, Section of Medical Education

Michael DeVita, Assistant Professor, Veteran Affairs

Steven Lawrence, Associate Professor of Medicine

Barbara Lutey, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Michelle Miller-Thomas, Associate Professor  of Radiology

Justin Sadhu, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Anup Shetty, Assistant Professor, Radiology

Gillian Shivone, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sandeep Tripathy, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Lisa Zickuhr, Instructor, Rheumatology