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Dean’s 2023 State of the School address available online

April 1, 2024

A message from David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of Washington University School of Medicine.

Each year, it is an honor for me to deliver the State of the School address, so everyone can see — across departments and missions — what makes Washington University School of Medicine unique and a leader in academic medicine. As I reflect on the current State of the School, I’m filled with awe and admiration for all that the WashU Medicine community has accomplished. Each individual part of our community contributes to an incredible whole.

I invite you to watch my address on the 2023 State of the School of Medicine. And I hope that all of you who are part of our School of Medicine community take as much pride as I do in your colleagues and the incredible work all of you do here every single day.

Watch the full address:

Washington University School of Medicine Dean David H. Perlmutter, MD, delivers the annual State of the School Address on January 23, 2024.

Watch clips on each topic:

Faculty growth

The keys to our success

Recent successes

Progress in medical education

Research update

Translating discovery into impact

Faculty recognition


From our leadership to our staff, every single member of our community helps make WashU School of Medicine one of the greatest academic medical centers in the country. Thank you, for all that you do.


David H. Perlmutter, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor
George and Carol Bauer Dean, School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis