David G. Mutch, MD
David G. Mutch, MD ’80, HS ’84, is the Ira C. and Judith Gall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. He is known as a national leader in the treatment of multiple forms of gynecologic cancer.
Mutch leads one of the largest gynecologic oncology divisions in the country. He is known for his research on gynecologic cancers, focusing in particular on cervical and endometrial cancers. Several years ago, Mutch’s team and others showed that a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is a more effective treatment for cervical cancer than either treatment alone. With colleague Paul Goodfellow, PhD, Mutch just received a prestigious Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in endometrial cancer from the National Cancer Institute.
Mutch also has been author or co-author on more than 200 scientific articles. He holds editorial responsibilities with several prestigious scientific journals, is an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, is president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a member of several academic societies, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He chairs the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Cancer Committee.
He has been named several times in America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America and is a board examiner to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. At Washington University, he has received two Teacher of the Year Awards and the Hugh M. Wilson Award in Radiology, and has been a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship honoree.
Mutch received bachelor’s degrees from Carleton College and the University of South Dakota in 1972 and 1976, respectively. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1980, then continued his medical training at the School with an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He rounded out his training with a gynecologic oncology fellowship at Duke University. After a two-year stint on the Duke faculty, he returned to Washington University as an assistant professor. He became division director in 1991 and received his named professorship in 1999.
The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Alumni/Faculty Award to Dr. Mutch.