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Section of Hospital Medicine

Saint Louis University Hospital Medicine Section has consistently grown since 2015. We have a dynamic group of distinctive physicians and advanced practice providers, who have outstanding clinical and academic skills.

Hospitalists care for patients admitted to Saint Louis University Hospital on the general medicine service as well as care for patients on the general medicine consult service. We provide the highest quality medical care for our patients at Saint Louis University Hospital. In addition to their clinical work, the Section focuses on excellence in education and quality improvement.

Our faculty members are leaders at the highest levels within SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, as well as leaders within the School of Medicine. The attention to service and upholding the Jesuit mission is seen in our daily work with patients along with in the education of our Internal Medicine residents and medicine students.

Faculty

Philip Vaidyan, M.D., FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division Director, General Internal Medicine

Arfaa Ali, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Hospital Medicine

Lydia Assioun, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mustafa Atar, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Fred Buckhold, III, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Anuj Chhaparia, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cory Cheatham, M.D.
Instructor, Clinical Educator

Hiral Choksi, M.D., SFHM, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Admissions, School of Medicine

Ryan Freedle, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Adam J. Fritz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Anoushiravan Hakim, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Farzana Hoque, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Nitika Kaswan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Takaaki Ishiyama, M.D., FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine

M. Noman Malik, MBBS, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Joshua Mayer, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Adam Merando, M.D., FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Chad Miller, M.D., FACP, SFHM
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical
Education

Justin Purdy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Keniesha Thompson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Douglas Walden, M.D., MPH, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Co-director, Year 3 Internal Medicine Clerkship

Joseph Wheeler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Advanced Practice Providers

Tammy Barbour, DNP

Josh Bell, PA-C

Breann Briggs, PA-C

Dina Kaissi, PA-C

Jessica Mitchell, PA-C

Kristin Salmon, PA-C

Hannah Willis, PA-C

Staff

Mary Streif
Administrative Assistant