Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Katherine N. Weilbaecher

Katherine N. Weilbaecher, MD

Oliver M. Langenberg Distinguished Professor of the Science and Practice of Medicine


Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Molecular Oncology

Department of Cell Biology & Physiology

Department of Pathology & Immunology

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Bone metastasis

Research Interests

  • Skeletal metastasis
  • Beta 3 integrin and treatment resistance
  • Osteoclast/macrophage biology
  • Cancer immunology
  • Targeted nanotherapy


  • 314-454-8858 (office)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8069-0012-08
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 806, McDonnell Sciences Building (office)


1983-1987 BA Magna cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1987-1992 MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Post-graduate Training
1992-94 Intern and Resident in Medicine, Assistant Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
1994-98 Fellow in Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
1994-98 Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Academic Positions
1998-2000 Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2000-2008 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2000-2007 Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2003-2008 Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2008-2014 Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2014-present Professor of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2017-present Oliver M. Langenberg Distinguished Professor of the Science and Practice of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
University Committees
2000-present Cellular Proliferation Program, Siteman Cancer Center
2000-present Breast Oncology Focus Group, Siteman Cancer Center
2002-present Oncology Fellowship Protocol Committee
2006-present MD/MA Degree Granting Committee
2006-present LCME Accreditation Committee
2007-present WUSM Research Planning for Cancer Committee
2014-present Co-Director of Breast Cancer Research Program, Siteman Cancer Center
2015-present Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Membership Committee
Board Certification
1995 Internal Medicine
2009 Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
1986 Radcliffe Junior Science Prize
1992 Dean's Award for Research, Stanford Medical School
1994 Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award, Stanford Medical School
2008 American Society for Clinical Investigation
2008-present Recognized annually as a "Best Doctor" by St. Louis Magazine
2013 Faculty Mentor Award, WUSTL Academic Women's Network
2016 Association of American Physicians
Peer-review Committees
NIH Pathology B Study Section (ad hoc)
NIH TPM Study Section (ad hoc)
NIH TMEN Study Section (ad hoc)
Professional Societies & Organizations
American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (Ethics Committee member)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association of Cancer Research
International Cancer and Bone Society (Founding Member and Board Member)
International Bone and Mineral Society (Cancer and Bone Advisory Committee)
International Conference on Skeletal Complications of Malignancy (Scientific Advisory Board)
Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Editorial Boards
Journal of Bone Oncology