Shashwatee "Shash" Bagchi, MD, MS, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Shashwatee Bagchi, MD, MS, MSc, is an associate professor of medicine with clinical, research and administrative roles in the Clinical Research and Virology Clinic with the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine. She earned a bachelors degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and both a master of science in applied physiology and her medical degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, The Chicago Medical School. Further training included an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and an infectious disease fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital. Most recently (2022), she earned a master of science in epidemiology and preventive medicine from the University of Maryland.
Board certified in internal medicine and its subspecialty of infectious diseases, Bagchi specializes in clinical and translational research with a focus on cardiometabolic and vascular complications of infections. Her current research projects focus on understanding the biology and immune pathways driving coronary inflammation and high-risk plaque features among those with HIV and HCV, with the goal of identifying potential therapeutic interventions to mitigate or prevent cardiac complications in these persons. Dr. Bagchi has a passion for working with underserved populations, and has worked extensively with persons with HIV, HCV and tuberculosis, both in the U.S. and overseas. She has helped to build the HIV workforce in Zambia and Tanzania, as well as expanding and strengthening health systems in both inpatient and outpatient health facilities.
Dr. Bagchi enjoys training and mentoring the next generation of clinical educators and scientists, and other leaders who will help improve the health of marginalized populations.