Steven J. Lawrence, MD, MSc
Steven J. Lawrence, MD, MSc, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, is honored for his outstanding efforts to enhance medical education.
Lawrence has immersed himself in creating interactive curriculum materials and engaging educational programs related to infectious diseases, infection control, disaster preparedness and bioterrorism prevention. A respected clinician-educator, Lawrence worked hand in hand with medical students to improve retention and understanding of complex infectious diseases information through the use of emerging computer-based, self-learning study aids such as ANKI. He also facilitated the use of small study groups and established new methods for student evaluations. Lawrence is the recipient of numerous teaching awards across the medical center and recently was awarded the Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow Scholarship to further his efforts with dynamic curriculum development.
Often described as engaging and witty by students, faculty and patients, Lawrence is a dedicated clinician who has become a regional resource and recognized expert on emerging infectious diseases. He helped to design the Transplant Infectious Disease consult service for immunocompromised patients and serves on the Public Health Committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Lawrence earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1997 and a master’s of science degree in epidemiology from the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He completed both his residency and fellowship in infectious diseases as well as served as a staff scientist in the division of infectious diseases at Washington University before joining the faculty as an instructor in 2005.