Office of Faculty Development Leadership Announcement

Milan Anadkat, MD

It is my pleasure to announce that Milan J. Anadkat, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has been promoted to Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Well Being for the Department of Medicine. He has led the Office of Faculty Development since 2020 overseeing new faculty orientation, programming on career development, tracking your accomplishments on CVs and CEPs, writing letters of recommendation, the promotions process, financial literacy series, leadership and culture and climate surveys among other activities.

The Office of Faculty Development is now expanding to include two Associate Directors (see below) to design and implement additional leadership, professional development and wellness programming to further enhance the culture, climate, and career success of faculty within the Department. Dr. Anadkat has been an esteemed member of the Washington University faculty since 2007. He is currently the Director of Clinical Trials as well as Vice-Chief of Clinical Operations for the Division of Dermatology, and prior served as the Dermatology Residency Program Director. Dr. Anadkat’s scholarly interests focus on complex medical dermatology, especially chemotherapy induced skin toxicities, for which he is a nationally recognized speaker, graft-versus-host disease, and hidradenitis suppurativa.  

Alison Antes, PhD

Alison Antes, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the General Medical Sciences Division and Director of Education in the Bioethics Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine has accepted the role as Associate Director for Faculty Development and Wellbeing. Dr. Antes is an industrial-organizational psychologist focusing on workplace behavior and decision-making in research and medicine. Her research examines how scientists lead and manage people and programs to foster research excellence, and ethical and societal issues associated with novel healthcare technologies.

Dr. Antes is the Director of Compass, a national program to develop early-career researchers’ leadership and management skills. She co-directs the P.I. Program, a national coaching program for researchers referred for research compliance and integrity violations.

Tarek Alhamad, MD, MPH, MBA

Tarek Alhamad, MD, MPH, MBA, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of Transplant Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine will also become a new Associate Director for Faculty Development and Wellbeing for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Alhamad received his MD from Damascus University, Master Science in Public Health Science at Penn State University, and MBA at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Alhamad has more than 100 publications and book chapters. He is an Editor of the Washington Manual in Nephrology and the founding Editor of the Transplant Nephrology Manual. He is the Director of the Transplant Epidemiology Research Collaboration at the Institute of Public Health.

Our goals in expanding the Office of Faculty Development are to continue to build new programs to support junior, mid-career and senior faculty on all faculty tracks. New training on how to write executive summaries, developing a clinical and translational impact report and document faculty accomplishments in Interfolio in keeping with the new updated APGAR guidelines ad clinician track pathways will be developed along with additional leadership, mentorship, resiliency and thriving workshops.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Anadkat, Dr. Antes, and Dr. Alhamad in their new roles! 

Victoria J. Fraser, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine