Medicine & Health Care

Washington University School of Medicine is committed to advancing the health of human beings through excellence in patient care, education and research through:

  • Providing expert care from Washington University Physicians, national leaders in medicine, in more than 50 medical specialties and subspecialties
  • Partnerships and affiliations with world-class treatment facilities and organizations to provide effective and innovative patient care, including those provided at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital at the Washington University Medical Center
  • Innovative translational research with expertise in both basic science and clinical research. University initiatives seek to rapidly advance basic science discoveries into treatment options
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations to advance the world’s understanding, treatment and prevention health disorders and conditions
  • Offering individuals the opportunity to participate in a large number of clinical trials
  • Education of tomorrow’s leaders in biomedicine, public health and health policy
  • A commitment to community engagement and outreach, including efforts to:
    • Understand and remedy disparities in health care
    • Education of local, national and international populations on relevant health care topics

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Center for Advanced Medicine

The 164-acre Washington University Medical Center, spread over 17 city blocks, is located along the eastern edge of Forest Park in a vibrant, urban community of St. Louis known as the Central West End.

Members of the Medical Center include:

With more than 20,000 employees, the combined medical center institutions are among the largest employers in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital are members of BJC HealthCare.

Nationally recognized experts in patient care

Washington University Physicians, the multi-specialty group practice of the School of Medicine, is one of the five largest academic clinical practices in the nation.

With more than 1,150 university-employed care specialists representing more than 50 specialties and subspecialties in medicine and surgery, Washington University physicians and clinicians provide comprehensive care to more than 430,000 children and adults annually through our clinical offices and partner hospitals throughout St. Louis and the region.

Through our affiliation with two of the nation’s leading inpatient facilities, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, both ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report, our doctors and clinical specialists provide a wide array of ambulatory and inpatient services — on the campus of Washington University Medical Center. At the Center for Advanced Medicine, patients receive multi-specialty consultation, diagnostics, medical treatment, same-day surgery and other support services, including cancer care at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.