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Lisa M. Moscoso, MD, PhD

Lisa M. Moscoso, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, associate dean for student affairs and co-chief of the division of pediatric hospitalist medicine, is recognized for substantial efforts to transform medical education at Washington University School of Medicine.

An outstanding clinical educator, Moscoso is well known for her ability to adapt clinical teaching strategies to specific learner styles and educational moments. She has enthusiastically revamped medical student orientation by integrating into the required curriculum innovative programs developed by the Office of Diversity Programs, such as the Diversity Retreat and the Washington University Medical Plunge (WUMP), a week-long community immersion program into public health challenges in St. Louis. A strong student mentor, Moscoso has established several wellness and advisory programs that identify and assist medical students who experience academic issues or personal difficulties. She also is founder and chair of the Learning Climate Committee, which advocates for a fair, unbiased, non-threatening learning environment for medical students. She consistently has been recognized for her professionalism, communication skills and innovation, both in patient care practices and in medical student education. Because of her successful efforts, she has been a sought-after presenter both locally and nationally on the issue of medical student wellness and peer mentoring. She currently serves as a member of both the AAMC Central Group on Student Affairs Steering Committee and the Association of American Medical Colleges Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee. In 2016 she was named fellowship director for the Division of Hospitalist Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.

Moscoso earned her medical and doctoral degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in 1998. Following her pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, she joined the faculty in 2002.

Published: 09/13/2017