Oncology Division

Joel Picus, MD

Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Research Interests

  • Clinical cancer research
  • Prostate cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Biliary cancer
  • Colorectal cancer


  • 314-362-5740 (tel)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • 11th Floor Mid-Campus Center (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110


1975-1979 BA in Honors Biology (Summa Cum Laude)
BS in Electrical Engineering (Highest Honors), University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1979-1984 MD (Magna Cum Laude), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology
Post-graduate Training
1984-1985 Medicine Internship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1985-1987 Resident in Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1987-1991 Fellow in Hematology-Oncology, Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Academic Positions
1991-1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division  of Hematology-Oncology, Washington University , St. Louis, MO
1999-2010 Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2010-present Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments
1991-1994 Director, Hematology Laboratory, Washington University
1991-present Barnes Hospital Cancer Committee
   Co-chair Data Services Subcommittee
1992-1998 Therapeutic Nutrition Committee of Barnes Hospital
1996-present Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, Washington University Cancer Center
   Co-chair since 2002
2005-present Ethics Committee
2006-2010 Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program, Washington University
2011-present HRPO Committee Member
Co-Chair 2013-present
Board Certification
1987 Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine
1989 Board Certified in Oncology
1990 Board Certified in Hematology
Honors & Awards
1982-1983 Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation Fellow
1989-1991 American Cancer Society Physician Training Award
Professional Societies & Organizations
Alliance for Clinical Trials - GU Cadre
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Physicians
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Urological Association