Samuel A. Wickline, MD
Samuel A. Wickline, MD, HS ’87 is the J. Russell Hornsby Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and professor of medicine, physics, biomedical engineering, and cell biology and physiology at Washington University. Wickline’s mentoring of Washington University’s undergraduate and graduate students is legendary.
Wickline is a founding member of the Washington University graduate program in biomedical engineering (the Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering), which subsequently evolved into the department of biomedical engineering. He established the Washington University Consortium for Translational Research in Advanced Imaging and Nanomedicine (C-TRAIN) at the St. Louis CORTEX Center, which is devoted to diagnostic and therapeutic development of nanotechnology in concert with corporate and academic partners for broad-based clinical applications. Wickline is also a founder of three biotech startup companies in St. Louis.
He also founded Washington University’s Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, which is devoted to nanomedical therapeutics for cancer and the St. Louis Institute of Nanomedicine, a consortium of academic and commercial partners devoted to enhancing regional infrastructure for the translational advancement of nanotechnology in medicine. He is the author of more than 250 research papers and holds more than 30 issued or filed U.S. patent applications.
Together with Dr. Sandor Kovacs, he initiated the first graduate degree granting program in cardiovascular biomedical engineering at Washington University under the sponsorship of a Special Opportunity Award from the Whitaker Foundation.
Wickline initiated the medical school’s first clinical program in stress echocardiography at Jewish Hospital and together with Dr. Mike Rich initiated the Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Cardiac Rapid Evaluation Unit (CRUE). He started one of the first cardiac MRI training and research programs in the United States in collaboration with corporate partner Philips Medical Systems and is a founding member of the International Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
Wickline earned his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in 1974 and his medical degree from the University of Hawaii School ofMedicine in 1980. He completed his post-doctoral training in internal medicine and cardiology at Barnes Hospital in 1987. He then joined the Washington University faculty in the cardiovascular division before becoming director of the cardiovascular division at Jewish Hospital and subsequently co-director of the cardiovascular division at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Resident/Fellow Alumni Achievement Award to Dr. Wickline.