Appointments DoCTR Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Sunny Lou joins the Department of Anesthesiology

Dear Colleagues –

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sunny Lou joined the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis on July 1, 2022. She will have an appointment in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology where she will perform her clinical work, and she will have a research appointment in the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) with a joint appointment with the Institute for Informatics (I2) within Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lou completed her undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before earning a MD/PhD (Systems Biology) at Stanford University School of Medicine. She was then recruited to the Department of Anesthesiology and our innovative residency, the Academic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP). This program provided her with an accelerated clinical training experience including a formal fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, while allowing her a significant amount of dedicated research time during her training. Thankfully we have been successful in recruiting her to stay at Washington University as faculty.

Her research interests currently include clinical informatics, electronic health record optimization, perioperative blood management and machine learning for healthcare. Dr. Lou has recently been awarded grants from the American Medical Association to develop metrics for measuring inpatient clinician work patterns and interprofessional communication and a Washington University Big Ideas Award to develop clinical decision support for perioperative blood management. She is an impressive physician-scientist and we are lucky to have recruited her to our institution. 

Please welcome Dr. Lou as a new faculty member at the School of Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology.

Best wishes,
Tracey, TJ, and Simon

Tracey Stevens, MD
Deputy Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Thomas J. Graetz, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Simon Haroutounian, PhD
Chief, Division of Clinical and and Translational Research (DoCTR)