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Fred R. Buckhold III, M.D.

Fred R. Buckhold III, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

I joined the Division of General Internal Medicine after finishing my residency training at Saint Louis University. I was the recipient of the Kinsella Award, given to the best graduating resident, in 2010. I was also given the Excellence in Teaching award by the medical school class of 2009. In 2011 and again in 2015, I received the Osler Award from the graduating resident class. I am interested in improvement of clinical and evidence based decision making among housestaff and medical students.

I came back to Saint Louis – specifically SLU – after a slightly prolonged undergraduate hiatus at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Since coming to SLU for medical school, I never left, finishing school, then residency in Internal Medicine, before joining the faculty right out of residency in 2010.

SLU has provided me opportunities that I’m not sure I would have gotten elsewhere, including the ability to work in a collaborative fashion with wonderful faculty, residents, and students in a rich clinical environment. I’ve also been able to fancy my interests, whether it be in medical education, quality improvement, or in administration.

What has been unique for me to work at SLU is the commitment of enthusiastic faculty that provide not only excellent care, but provide excellent educational experiences for our learners.

I’ve been Program Director since August of 2014 and I’ve never had more fun working. The ability to be involved directly in the training of future internists has already provided me with a lot of fulfillment.

In my spare time, I spend time with my lovely wife and 4 daughters (if you don’t believe in Karma, just look at me . . .) and trying to squeeze in being able to watch University of Arizona sports, Cardinals or Blues games, or the English Premier League.

I welcome you to the SLU experience . . .

Dr Gammack

Julie Gammack, M.D.
Professor 
Associate Program Director

Dr. Gammack completed her residency training in internal medicine and a two year fellowship in gerontology & geriatric medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She was on faculty in the Section of Geriatric Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine from 2001-2003 and subsequently joined the faculty of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University in the fall of 2003. In 2010, Dr. Gammack received the school-wide Distinguished Teacher Award for Teaching (Clinical Sciences). Dr. Gammack was appointed as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in 2014.

Dr. McKelvy

Patricia McKelvy, M.D.
Assistant Professor 
Associate Program Director

Dr. McKelvy is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and Chief Residency at Harvard Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Dr. McKelvy returned to her hometown of St. Louis in 1998 and joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Washington University. She worked in private internal medicine practice from 2001-2007 before joining the faculty of Saint Louis University in 2007. Dr. McKelvy is the director of the primary care continuity clinic and acute care clinic at the John Cochran VA Medical Center. She currently serves on the VA Graduate Medical Education Committee and Chairs the Clinical Competency Committee for the internal medicine residency.

Adam Merando, M.D.

Adam Merando, M.D.
Assistant Professor 
Associate Program Director

I went to undergrad at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas (Go Gorillas!) and then medical school and residency at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS (Go Jayhawks!) and am really excited to join the internal medicine department and program at SLU (Go Billikens!).

I am a hospitalist and see patients at Saint Louis University Hospital. I have interests in hospital based quality improvements and transitions of care as well as education surrounding simulation and preventing and managing burnout among housestaff.

In my free time, I enjoy running, gardening, and recently took up working with stained glass. I look forward to meeting you during your visit to Saint Louis University!

Stephanie Shieh, M.D.

Stephanie Shieh, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director

Dr. Shieh is a graduate of University of California Berkeley and Chicago Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at University of California Irvine and a two year nephrology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She joined the Nephrology Division at Saint Louis University/John Cochran VA in September 2014 and is currently serving as the Site Director for Saint Louis University IM residency at the John Cochran VA. Her academic interests include quality improvement and curriculum development.

Jennifer M. Schmidt, MD Jennifer Merlo Schmidt, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director

I grew up in St. Louis but went to undergrad at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where I majored in biomedical engineering. I returned to St. Louis for medical school at SLU, then headed back to Milwaukee for residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After completing my chief resident year with a focus in quality improvement and patient safety, I returned to St. Louis to join the General Internal Medicine faculty at SLU. After 12 years of bouncing between these two wonderful cities, I’m so excited to be back!

I see primary care patients at the Doctors Office Building with medical students and residents. I am excited to mentor residents through designing and developing quality improvement projects as well as show them how awesome outpatient medicine can be.

Outside of the hospital, I run, binge watch TV and spend time with my husband and our two crazy, adorable girls. Welcome to SLU!

Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
3635 Vista Avenue at Grand Boulevard
14th Floor, Desloge Towers
St. Louis, MO 63110-0250

314 577 8762
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