Moscoso named associate dean for student affairs

Lisa M. Moscoso, MD, PhD, has been named associate dean for student affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

She has a 21-year history with the School of Medicine, first as a medical scientist trainee, then as a resident in pediatrics and currently as a faculty member in the Division of Hospitalist Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.


In her new role, Moscoso will be responsible for the academic and professional development of all medical students and provide oversight for student-run programs, such as the Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine and the Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood.

In addition, she will oversee first- and second-year orientation and commencement. She will continue working as a hospitalist in the Department of Pediatrics and see patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

“Lisa is a fantastic colleague with a breadth of experience in teaching and mentoring students,” says Alison Whelan, MD, senior associate dean for education at the School of Medicine. “She also has the highest professional integrity, and we are confident that she will do a superb job.”

Moscoso, an assistant professor of pediatrics, has years of experience teaching students and residents, serving most recently as co-director of the pediatric clerkship. She was a mentor for the Practice of Medicine course for first-and second-year medical students. She also teaches students in many clinical settings, as an attending physician at St. Louis Children’s and Barnes-Jewish hospitals and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Additionally, she has a special interest in helping young faculty succeed and has received grant funding from Washington University to implement a program for Peer Group Mentoring of Women Faculty. She co-directs this program with Tamara Hershey, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry.

Moscoso is the past president of the Washington University Academic Women’s Network Board and has been actively involved in the organization for eight years. She also is a mentor with the American Women’s Medical Association and serves on the Department of Pediatrics’ Office of Faculty Development Advisory Board. Additionally, she is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and a combined MD/PhD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1998, Moscoso completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.