Adolphus Busch Professor and Chair
Washington University in St. Louis
Victoria J. Fraser, MD, is the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine, chair of the Department of Medicine at Washington University (WU) School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief for Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH).
An expert in infectious disease and antibiotic resistance, Dr. Fraser’s research focus is on preventing and controlling hospital-acquired infections (HAI), adverse events and medical errors. Using prospective cohorts, interventional trials, administrative data and electronic health records in an integrated health care system, she has identified risk factors for HAIs, determined their morbidity, mortality and costs, and applied interventions in real-world settings to successfully reduce their occurrence. Current research includes prevention and control of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare and community settings. Her clinical interests include the care of underserved patients, specifically patients with HIV/AIDS, and acute and chronic infections. She has experience developing and implementing interventions to improve healthcare outcomes in multiple settings.
Many organizations have funded Dr. Fraser’s research, including the CDC, AHRQ and NIH. She is the principal investigator of a CDC Prevention Epicenters Program and the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. She serves as a reviewer for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, and served on the NIAID Microbiology and Infectious Diseases study section in addition to several NIH special emphasis review panels.
Dr. Fraser has mentored numerous trainees who have gone on to successful careers in academic medicine and has developed specific coursework for trainees beginning clinical research careers. She has received the Neville Grant Award, Distinguished Service Teaching Awards and the Academic Women’s Network (AWN) Mentoring Award at WU and BJH. From SHEA, she received the SHEA Lectureship, Mentor Scholar Award and Investigator Award, and has served as SHEA president. She was the IDSA Maxwell Finland Lecturer. She received the WU Distinguished Faculty Award, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Alumni Citation of Merit Award, Human Rights Campaign Foundation Ally for Equality Award, and WU AWN Pillar of Support Award. She is a Fellow in the AAAS and Master in the ACP.
Dr. Fraser received her doctorate in medicine from the Univ. of Missouri and was an internal medicine resident and chief resident at the Univ. of Colorado. She completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Disclosure: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support, Research Grant or Support; Cigna/Express Scripts (Individual(s) Involved: Spouse/Partner): Employee; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support, Research Grant or Support; National Institutes of Health (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support, Research Grant or Support; The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support, Research Grant or Support
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00am – 11:15am EDT