Washington University Department of Anesthesiology recognizes the incredible value, and the unique and powerful perspective that women bring to our organization. We are committed to championing their personal and professional development, prioritizing their well-being and work-life balance, and fostering a culture of empowerment. 

This is for women across the entire department, including residents, students, and staff!

Women of WUDA is a hub for women-led professional development with a focus on the specific needs of our department. We will host an annual retreat and frequent updates that center around professional development, education, and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for upcoming WoW events!

    Resources

    Steering Committee

    Our Steering Committee is comprised of women across all divisions, with the goal of developing impactful events and inspiring & encouraging women in roles throughout the department.

    Meet our Steering Committee
    Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH

    Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH

    Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Melissa Bowman

    Melissa Bowman

    Business Director

    Serves Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Progress West Hospital, and the Pain Management Division.

    Anne K. DeSchryver

    Anne K. DeSchryver

    Executive Director of Business Operations

    Michele Grunwald

    Michele Grunwald

    Business Director

    Serves the General, CT, and Regional & Ambulatory Anesthesiology Divisions. Oversees “South” and “North” clinical operations administration team.

    Erin Herrera, CRNA

    Erin Herrera, CRNA

    Associate Vice Chair for Well-Being; Assistant Director for CRNA Activities

    Molly  McCormick, MD

    Molly McCormick, MD

    Chief of General Anesthesiology

    Admin; Erin Kennedy

    Allison  Mitchell, MD

    Allison Mitchell, MD

    Residency Program Director

    Rachel Moquin, EdD

    Rachel Moquin, EdD

    Associate Vice-Chair for Faculty and Educator Development; Assistant Professor

    Lesley Rao, MD

    Lesley Rao, MD

    Chief of Pain Management

    Clare Ridley, MD

    Clare Ridley, MD

    Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

    Jean Shim

    Jean Shim

    Staffing Administrator

    Shirley Vaughn

    Shirley Vaughn

    Administrative Coordinator

    Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC

    Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC

    Director of APP Clinical Operations

    Get Involved in WoW

    If you are interested in getting involved with WoW, email Erin Herrera.

    News

    Hector-Greene receives FAER Mentored Research Training Grant

    Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC
    Melissa Hector-Greene, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for her project titled, “Pathogenic Mechanisms of R190W Mutation in LMNA-Associated Cardiomyopathy.” This prestigious grant provides $250,000 in funding over two years to support the development of essential skills, the generation of preliminary data, and the publication of research findings.

    Dr. Rodriguez-Restrepo appointed Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

    Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC
    We are delighted to introduce Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, MD, as the newly appointed Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, effective July 1, 2024. This appointment will provide leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for the pediatric regional anesthesia program.

    Inaugural Associate Vice-Chair for Faculty and Educator Development

    Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC
    We are excited to announce the Department of Anesthesiology’s inaugural Associate Vice-Chair for Faculty and Educator Development, Rachel Moquin, EdD. This appointment recognizes Dr. Moquin’s senior leadership role, her unmatched expertise, and her countless department contributions to date.

    Highlights from the Second Annual Women of WUDA Retreat 

    Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC
    The Women of WUDA (Washington University Department of Anesthesiology) hosted its second annual retreat on Saturday, March 9, at Holmes Lounge on the Danforth Campus. Over 100 women from the department gathered to connect and network, hear from women in medicine, and participate in wellness activities.