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Faculty Physicians

Alison J. Whelan, MD

Professor, Medicine

Specialty Areas

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

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Genetics

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 5
Office Phone: 314-454-6093
Fax: 314-454-8051

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

ADULT syndrome due to an R243W mutation in TP63.
Berk DR, Armstrong NL, Shinawi M, Whelan AJ
Int J Dermatol. 2012 Jun; 51(6)693-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05375.x.

PMID:
    22607287
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Primary care specialty choices of United States medical graduates, 1997-2006.
Jeffe DB, Whelan AJ, Andriole DA
Acad Med. 2010 Jun; 85(6)947-58. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181dbe77d.

PMID:
    20505392
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Epitope-positive truncating MLH1 mutation and loss of PMS2: implications for IHC-directed genetic testing for Lynch syndrome.
Zighelboim I, Powell MA, Babb SA, Whelan AJ, Schmidt AP, Clendenning M, Senter L, Thibodeau SN, de la Chapelle A, Goodfellow PJ
Fam Cancer. 2009; 8(4)501-4. doi: 10.1007/s10689-009-9276-2.

PMID:
    19672700
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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DICER1 mutations in familial pleuropulmonary blastoma.
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
Science. 2009 Aug 21; 325(5943)965. doi: 10.1126/science.1174334.

PMID:
    19556464
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Attrition during graduate medical education: medical school perspective.
Andriole DA, Jeffe DB, Hageman HL, Klingensmith ME, McAlister RP, Whelan AJ
Arch Surg. 2008 Dec; 143(12)1172-7; discussion 1177. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.143.12.1172.

PMID:
    19075168
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mutations in the GGCX and ABCC6 genes in a family with pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like phenotypes.
Li Q, Grange DK, Armstrong NL, Whelan AJ, Hurley MY, Rishavy MA, Hallgren KW, Berkner KL, Schurgers LJ, Jiang Q, Uitto J
J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Mar; 129(3)553-63. doi: 10.1038/jid.2008.271.

PMID:
    18800149
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Characteristics and career intentions of the emerging MD/PhD workforce.
Andriole DA, Whelan AJ, Jeffe DB
JAMA. 2008 Sep 10; 300(10)1165-73. doi: 10.1001/jama.300.10.1165.

PMID:
    18780845
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clustering of Lynch syndrome malignancies with no evidence for a role of DNA mismatch repair.
Case AS, Zighelboim I, Mutch DG, Babb SA, Schmidt AP, Whelan AJ, Thibodeau SN, Goodfellow PJ
Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Feb; 108(2)438-44.

PMID:
    18022218
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The changing paradigm of contemporary U.S. allopathic medical school graduates' career paths: analysis of the 1997-2004 national AAMC Graduation Questionnaire database.
Jeffe DB, Andriole DA, Hageman HL, Whelan AJ
Acad Med. 2007 Sep; 82(9)888-94.

PMID:
    17726402
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Which U.S. medical graduates plan to become specialty-board certified? Analysis of the 1997-2004 national association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire database.
Jeffe DB, Andriole DA, Sabharwal RK, Paolo AM, Ephgrave K, Hageman HL, Nuzzarello A, Jones PJ, Whelan AJ
Acad Med. 2006 Oct; 81(10 Suppl)S98-102.

PMID:
    17001148
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What predicts USMLE Step 3 performance?
Andriole DA, Jeffe DB, Hageman HL, Whelan AJ
Acad Med. 2005 Oct; 80(10 Suppl)S21-4.

PMID:
    16199451
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Educational responses to declining student interest in internal medicine careers.
Hauer KE, Alper EJ, Clayton CP, Hershman WY, Whelan AJ, Woolliscroft JO
Am J Med. 2005 Oct; 118(10)1164-70.

PMID:
    16194650
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genetic red flags: clues to thinking genetically in primary care practice.
Whelan AJ, Ball S, Best L, Best RG, Echiverri SC, Ganschow P, Hopkin RJ, Mayefsky J, Stallworth J
Prim Care. 2004 Sep; 31(3)497-508, viii.

PMID:
    15331244
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What predicts surgical internship performance?
Andriole DA, Jeffe DB, Whelan AJ
Am J Surg. 2004 Aug; 188(2)161-4.

PMID:
    15249242
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Penetrance and expressivity of MSH6 germline mutations in seven kindreds not ascertained by family history.
Buttin BM, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Babb SA, Huettner PC, Edmonston TB, Herzog TJ, Rader JS, Gibb RK, Whelan AJ, Goodfellow PJ
Am J Hum Genet. 2004 Jun; 74(6)1262-9.

PMID:
    15098177
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical genetic testing and early surgical intervention in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1).
Lairmore TC, Piersall LD, DeBenedetti MK, Dilley WG, Mutch MG, Whelan AJ, Zehnbauer B
Ann Surg. 2004 May; 239(5)637-45; discussion 645-7.

PMID:
    15082967
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Recent trends in match process outcomes for U.S. senior medical students.
Andriole DA, Whelan AJ, Schechtman KB
Acad Med. 2003 Oct; 78(10 Suppl)S6-9.

PMID:
    14557081
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A new first-year course designed and taught by a senior medical student.
Josephson SA, Whelan AJ
Acad Med. 2002 Dec; 77(12 Pt 1)1207-11.

PMID:
    12480623
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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MSI in endometrial carcinoma: absence of MLH1 promoter methylation is associated with increased familial risk for cancers.
Whelan AJ, Babb S, Mutch DG, Rader J, Herzog TJ, Todd C, Ivanovich JL, Goodfellow PJ
Int J Cancer. 2002 Jun 10; 99(5)697-704.

PMID:
    12115503
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Perceptions of genetic risk assessment and education among first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients and implications for physicians.
Todora HM, Skinner CS, Gidday L, Ivanovich JL, Rawl S, Whelan AJ
Fam Pract. 2001 Aug; 18(4)367-72.

PMID:
    11477043
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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