Lisa M. Moscoso, MD, PhD ’98, HS ’02
Lisa M. Moscoso, MD, PhD ’98, HS ’02, is associate professor of pediatrics, co-chief of the Division of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine, and associate dean for student affairs at Washington University School of Medicine. She is recognized for her outstanding administrative skills, her unflagging commitment to medical education, and her determination that students will be well supported and mentored during their time at the medical school.
As associate dean for student affairs, Moscoso is responsible for the professional development and well-being of more than 600 students. Since assuming that position seven years ago, she has expanded the advising and support programs by creating an Advisory Dean program and Wellness Programs for students. With compassion, patience, and empathy, she works tirelessly to ensure that students reach their full potential despite their circumstances or challenges, counseling and providing individualized support for students who experience academic difficulties, professional concerns, or personal distress. She also organizes all the milestone events, such as orientation, the white coat ceremony, and graduation.
She brings her grounded and thoughtful voice to numerous committees, including the Academic Affairs Committee, the Education Programs Leadership Council, the Curriculum Evaluation Committee, and the Committee on Oversight of Medical Student Education. She also serves on committees at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she practices as a pediatric hospitalist. She has also developed and directs a pediatric hospitalist medicine (PHM) fellowship in the department of pediatrics and serves on the national PHM fellowship directors faculty development committee.
Moscoso supports the professional development of over 50 faculty who are hospitalists at six St. Louis area BJC hospitals. She represents and advocates for medical students at the university level on committees at the Danforth campus. She has served on the central region Group on Student Affairs board. At the national level, she serves on the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges. She balances her administrative, educational, and clinical roles with ease and is always energetic, enthusiastic, and outgoing. She has received outstanding evaluations from students, house staff, patients and their family members.
Her enthusiastic and energetic teaching of students, house staff, and fellows and caring and thoughtful support of medical students has been recognized by the Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Award and the prestigious Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education.
Moscoso obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and her medical and doctoral degrees from Washington University in 1998. She became a pediatric resident at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1999 and joined the Washington University faculty in 2002. The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Alumni Achievement Award to Dr. Moscoso.