Some of the nation's brightest medical students are enrolled in the MD-PhD program at the MU School of Medicine, and they have access to outstanding faculty mentors.

The Tom and Anne Smith MD-PhD Program is co-directed by Charlotte Phillips, PhD, and Danny Schust, MD. The executive committee is another exceptional resource for the MD-PhD students. The committee consists of unique individuals with areas of expertise who are dedicated to helping research reach patients, academic medical centers at the University of Missouri and elsewhere by training a new generation of physician-scientists. Many members are physician-scientists themselves, and they all share a passion for mentoring and educating students. Students will be taught, challenged and inspired by leaders in research and clinical medicine.

Executive Committee Members

  • Brian Bostick, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine
    Medicine

  • Mark Daniels, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; Surgery
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Molecular Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Graduate Program
  • Tim Domeier, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Medical Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Mark Hannink, PhD
    Professor
    Biochemistry
  • Jeni Hart, PhD
    Dean, Graduate School
    Vice Provost, Graduate Studies
    Professor, Higher Education
  • Alan Parrish, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Vice Chair for Education
    Medical Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Charlotte Phillips, PhD (Co-Director)
    Professor
    Biochemistry; Child Health
  • Danny Schust, MD (Co-Director)
    David G. Hall Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Division Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
  • Joel Shenker, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology
    Director, Neurology Residency Program
    Neurology