Tammy Sonn, MD, has been named Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective January 2024. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for providing proactive leadership for the delivery of programs and services to support medical students’ academic achievement as well as personal and professional development across the student lifecycle. Dr. Sonn began her career at WashU as an OBGYN Resident in 2004. Upon completing her residency, she began her clinician/faculty path with a focus on medical education both locally and nationally. She is currently a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the OBGYN Clerkship Director, and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Under her leadership, the clerkship in OBGYN became one of the best in the nation. Clinically, Dr. Sonn currently serves as a faculty clinician at both Barnes Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She has won numerous teaching awards including Distinguished Service Teaching Awards, Clerkship Director and Clerkship of the Year Awards, and most recently the Sydney S. Pearl M.D. ’32 Clinical Teacher of the Year Award in 2023 and the APGO Humanism in Teaching Award in 2022.
The Associate Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for providing proactive leadership for the delivery of programs and services to support medical students’ academic achievement as well as personal and professional development across the student lifecycle. Sonn will collaborate with all offices throughout the Office of Medical Student Education. “I genuinely care about our very talented medical students and am honored to serve in this role. I look forward to keeping traditions alive and discovering new ways to support our students,” said Dr. Tammy Sonn.
“Dr. Sonn is an exceptional teacher, role model, clinician, and leader. She is creative, kind, and thoughtful in her approach to program development and individual student concerns. I can think of no one better qualified to lead us into this next era of Student Affairs,” said Dr. Eva Aagaard.