Jean Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery
(314) 362-5952

Research Overview

Dr. Wang has longstanding clinical and research interests in screening for gastrointestinal cancer. As a practicing gastroenterologist, she has personally performed more than 1,000 colonoscopies and is intimately familiar with the complex process faced by patients referred for colorectal cancer screening. Having trained in internal medicine, she is also experienced with the issues faced by primary care physicians when referring patients for colorectal cancer screening. In addition to her medical training, she received a PhD in Clinical Investigation from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She has a strong interest in improving cancer-screening processes and currently teaches a course on Principles of Screening and Biomarkers in the Master of Population Health Sciences graduate program. She is currently involved in research on early detection of esophageal cancer as well as colorectal cancer screening through the Siteman Cancer Center’s Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities.