Jennie H. Kwon, DO, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the New Physician in Practice member of the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees.
The AOA is the national organization of osteopathic physicians. She also will chair the group’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders, which represents osteopathic students, trainees and new physicians. During her one-year appointment, Kwon, who also is an associate hospital epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Fellow, will help develop opportunities and resources for osteopathic medical students and early-career physicians.
An infectious diseases specialist, Kwon cares for patients with infections related to organ or bone-marrow transplants and studies multidrug-resistant organisms. Her work focuses on the impact of antimicrobials on the microbes that live in the gut, and on how multidrug-resistant organisms are transmitted in health-care settings, the community and the environment.