Leadership Team

The Office of Education coordinates with a network of administrative offices to support medical education at Washington University School of Medicine. For Office of Education contact information, visit the Contact Us page. For all team members or a specific service, see our Office Directory.

Office of Education

Eva Aagaard, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Education

Supports the medical school’s education missions by representing and advocating for education and by supporting leadership and programmatic development in education, educational scholarship and administration

Undergraduate Medical Education

Medical Student Education

Thomas M. De Fer, MD, FACP
Associate Dean of Medical Student Education

Steven J. Lawrence, MD, MSc
Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Clinical Sciences

Educational Technology and Innovation

Carolyn Dufault, PhD
Assistant Dean
Educational Technology and Innovation

Medical Student Admissions

Valerie Ratts, MD

Valerie S. Ratts, MD
Associate Dean of Admissions

Ian Hagemann, MD, PhD
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Medical Student Affairs

Lisa Moscoso, MD

Lisa M. Moscoso, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kathy Diemer, MD

Kathy Diemer, MD
Assistant Dean of Career Counseling

Michael Donlan, PhD
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs*

Bridget O'Neal

Bridget O’Neal
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Director of Financial Services

Medical Student Research

Koong-Nah Chung, PhD

Koong-Nah Chung, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Research

Diversity Programs

Will Ross, MD

Will Ross, MD
Principal Officer for Community Partnerships;
Associate Dean of Diversity

Lisa Stevenson, MBA

Lisa Stevenson, MBA
Assistant Dean of Diversity

Graduate Medical Education

Tia Drake
Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education


Allyson R. Zazulia, MD
Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education

Educational Strategy

Nichole Zehnder, MD
Associate Dean for Educational Strategy

Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement*

Eve R. Colson, MD, MHPE
Associate Dean
Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement

*Offices also serve students in Washington University School of Medicine programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and audiology and communication sciences.