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Internal Medicine / Medical Genetics

Alison J. Whelan, MD

Current Position
Professor, Medicine


Specialty Areas
Internal Medicine
Genetics - Adult
Oncology
Medical Genetics - Adult
General Medicine

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6093
Fax:   314-454-8051
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8073
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, breast cancer, cancer of the pancreas, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, genetic counseling, genetic screening, medical genetics.

Medical education, instructional materials and practices; medical education, internal medicine

Board Certification
Internal Medicine -- Certified
Medical Genetics -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 1981
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1986
Resident: Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1989
Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1992
Fellowship: Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1994
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Recent or Selected Publications
Berk DR, Armstrong NL, Shinawi M, Whelan AJ.ADULT syndrome due to an R243W mutation in TP63. Int J Dermatol. 2012 Jun;51(6):693-6.

Jeffe DB, Whelan AJ, Andriole DA.Primary care specialty choices of United States medical graduates, 1997-2006. Acad Med. 2010 Jun;85(6):947-58.

Zighelboim I, Powell MA, Babb SA, Whelan AJ, Schmidt AP, Clendenning M, Senter L, Thibodeau SN, de la Chapelle A, Goodfellow PJ.Epitope-positive truncating MLH1 mutation and loss of PMS2: implications for IHC-directed genetic testing for Lynch syndrome. Fam Cancer. 2009;8(4):501-4.

Hill DA, Ivanovich J, Priest JR, Gurnett CA, Dehner LP, Desruisseau D, Jarzembowski JA, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Suarez BK, Whelan AJ, Williams G, Bracamontes D, Messinger Y, Goodfellow PJ. DICER1 mutations in familial pleuropulmonary blastoma. Science. 2009 Aug 21;325(5943):965.

Andriole DA, Jeffe DB, Hageman HL, Klingensmith ME, McAlister RP, Whelan AJ.
Attrition during graduate medical education: medical school perspective. Arch Surg. 2008 Dec;143(12):1172-7;

Andriole DA, Whelan AJ, Jeffe DB.Characteristics and career intentions of the emerging MD/PhD workforce. JAMA. 2008 Sep 10;300(10):1165-73.

Case AS, Zighelboim I, Mutch DG, Babb SA, Schmidt AP, Whelan AJ, Thibodeau SN, Goodfellow PJ. Clustering of Lynch syndrome malignancies with no evidence for a role of DNA mismatch repair. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Feb;108(2):438-44. Epub 2007 Nov 26.

Jeffe DB, Andriole DA, Hageman HL, Whelan AJ.The changing paradigm of contemporary U.S. allopathic medical school graduates' career paths: analysis of the 1997-2004 national AAMC Graduation Questionnaire database. Acad Med. 2007 Sep;82(9):888-94.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Alison J. Whelan

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