Teaching Scholars Program

The Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month 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 development and/or education scholarship project completed under faculty mentorship/guidance, and a capstone presentation event. Topics covered include curriculum and instructional design, educational program evaluation, educational research/scholarship of teaching & learning, and leadership/change management in education. Other than the time commitment for attending the sessions, there is no cost for the Program. Applicants must submit a letter from their Department Chair, Division Head, or Program Director that clearly indicates that the applicant will be allowed the time to attend the twice monthly sessions (roughly 4 hours each session), complete the project, and attend the Kick-Off and Project Presentation Events.

Director:  Steve Taff, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA

2021-2022 Teaching Scholars Cohort

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

Ilana Rosman, Associate Professor of Medicine

Ian Ross, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sarah Smith, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Anna Rebecca Young, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

2020-2021 Teaching Scholars Cohort

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 Cohort

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 Cohort

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

Balraj Doray, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gretchen Foltz, Assistant Professor of Radiology and of Surgery

Yasir Hamad, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sina Jasim, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Senthil Jayarajan, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Steven Lawrence, Associate Professor of Medicine

Stephen Liang, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Barbara Lutey, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Michelle Miller-Thomas, Associate Professor  of Radiology

Mashid Mohseni, Instructor in Medicine

Matthew Parsons, Assistant 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

Apply for 2022-2023 TSP

Submission deadline: March 2022, specific date TBD

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: September 2022- October 2023

Questions:  Contact Melody Cox at cox.melody@wustl.edu