Our faculty are the foundation of excellence upon which Washington University School of Medicine thrives and progress in human health is built.
The School of Medicine has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Our faculty are more than health care providers and scientists; they are entrepreneurs and visionaries, community leaders and government advisors, mentors and collaborators.
Outstanding achievements of our current faculty include:
- 16 fellows of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences
- 28 elected to National Academy of Medicine
- 112 individual and/or institutional career development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- 12 investigators with NIH MERIT status, a special recognition that provides long-term, uninterrupted financial funding
- 64 career development awards from non-federal agencies
In addition, 19 Nobel laureates have been associated with the School of Medicine.
Nobel Prize winners
Nineteen Nobel laureates have ties to Washington University School of Medicine. Many did a significant portion of their award-winning work at the university.
From research discoveries to professional recognition to policy leadership, our faculty are defining the future of health and medicine, at home and around the world.
School of Medicine awards
The Dean’s Impact Awards recognize faculty whose superior efforts have had lasting impact, who demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and who delivered exceptional results across the missions of the School of Medicine.
The Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize outstanding achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching.
The Alumni Association Awards honor alumni, faculty members, and former residents and fellows whose professional achievements, service to community and dedication to our institution are noteworthy.