Victoria J. Fraser, MD, has been named head of the school’s Department of Medicine. With more than 400 faculty members, the department is the largest of the School of Medicine’s departments. It receives more grant funding than any other research enterprise at the school and is the largest clinical service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Fraser, the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, had been interim head of the department since August 2010.
“I am honored to get the opportunity to serve in the same position as some of the key physician-scientists who built the School of Medicine into a world leader in research and clinical services,” Fraser says. “I look forward to the challenge of maintaining the department’s excellence and building upon that foundation as we face future challenges.”
Fraser also is co-principal investigator of the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and is principal investigator of the research, education, training and clinical development arm. She also serves as physician-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.