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Washington University Physicians — leaders in medicine

Washington University Physicians are members of the full-time faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As one of the five largest academic clinical practices in the nation, this highly active clinical practice group of more than 1,300 university-employed physicians represents more than 76 specialties and subspecialties in medicine and surgery.

Our physicians and allied health providers deliver comprehensive outpatient care to our patients at more than 49 clinical sites throughout the greater St. Louis area and surrounding counties. Patients can access a broad array of health care services at Washington University Medical Center, where, in collaboration with our hospital partners Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, our physicians provide comprehensive in- and outpatient care. In fiscal year 2014, Washington University Physicians provided care at 986,714 outpatient visits.

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious federal Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute, and is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Patients of Washington University may participate in a broad array of clinical trials to study the safety and effectiveness of investigational treatments, diagnostic tools and prevention strategies. Volunteer for Health is a school-based office with staff dedicated to connecting patients with clinical trial opportunities.

Our physicians also provide some limited specialty care at other area hospitals and offices, including: Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, Progress West HealthCare Center, the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Nearly 400 of our physicians have been named to The Best Doctors in America list for 2014. In collaboration with our main adult teaching hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and our pediatric teaching hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, our physicians have consistently earned the distinction of being ranked among the nation’s best on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals.