Leadership Council

Tony Dao, MD (He/Him)
OUTmed Director
Anthony Dao, MD, is an Instructor of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and practices Hospital Medicine. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio and completed his undergraduate and meOUTdical school education in the combined BS/MD program at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Akron, Ohio.  After completing residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2019, he joined the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Medicine as a hospitalist and primary care clinic attending.  In January 2021, he was named an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, assumed leadership of OUTmed, and became the LGBTQmed advisor.  His passions are in faculty and curriculum development.  Dr. Dao also serves on the Committee on Admissions to the medical school, and serves on the Washington University St Louis LGBT Committee

Will Johansen, MD, (He/Him)
Community Committee Chair
Will Johansen, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. He graduated from University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and returned home to Charleston, West Virginia to complete his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and then completed his Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Johansen moved to St Louis, Missouri in 2020 to join the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at St Louis Children’s Hospital where his focuses are clinical skills, and resident/fellow education in pediatric hospice and palliative care.  He is the Chair of the Community Committee of OUTmed.  

Joseph Cherabie, MD, MSc (He/They)
Research Committee Chair
Dr. Joseph Cherabie is the Associate Medical Director of the St. Louis County Sexual Health Clinic and the Associate Medical Director of the St. Louis STI/HIV prevention Training Center. Dr. Cherabie specializes in sexual health care with a focus on LGBTQIA+ health, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and HIV, all within the lens of medical education. His research focuses on long term complications of STIs and HIV, STI testing,  STI and HIV prevention, and LGBTQIA+ population studies with respect to workplace discrimination, healthcare access, and mental health. He is the co-author of the Washington Manual on Medical Therapeutics Chapter on Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV. He mentors medical students, residents, and fellows through his work with OUTmed and gives lectures on LGBTQIA+ access to healthcare, LGBTQIA+ research methods, and STIs. He is also currently working on medical education curriculum on LGBTQIA+ health within the Department of Medicine.

Pouya Joolharzadeh, MD (He/Him)
Recruitment Committee Chair
Pouya Joolharzadeh, MD, is a Chief Resident and Instructor of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He grew up in Los Angeles, California and completed his undergraduate degree in violin performance at the University of California, Irvine. He then completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh after which he completed residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2022. He is passionate about medical education and cardiology. Outside of work, Pouya enjoys playing his violin, cooking, gardening, and landscape design.   

Meghan Campbell, PhD (She/Her)
Mentorship Committee Chair
Meghan Campbell, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Neurology and Radiology. Dr. Campbell completed her PhD in Neuropsychology at Indiana University, Neuropsychology Internship at the New Mexico VA, and postdoctoral training in Neuroimaging at Washington University. She joined the faculty at WUSM in 2009 and runs a research lab investigating biomarkers of clinical progression in Parkinson disease. In addition to her active research program, Dr. Campbell is also passionate about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at WUSM and beyond as well as mentoring the next generation of scientists and diversity advocates. Dr. Campbell is co-founder and leader of the Movement Disorders Diversity Advocates, chair of the LGBTQ+ committee in Radiology, and member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging committee in Neurology. She is excited for her new role as the Chair of the Mentorship Committee and Director of OUTmentor and looks forward to expanding this program to all trainees at WUSM.

Eric Ricker, OD (He/Him)
Policy and Advocacy Committee Chair 

Eric Ricker, OD, is a Staff Optometrist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Truman State University. Following graduation, he moved home to St. Louis where he attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis and became a Doctor of Optometry. He then went on to Baltimore and completed residency in Ocular Disease at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He worked in private practice prior to starting at Washington University in St. Louis in 2021. Here he focuses his care in ocular disease, particularly neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. He is currently working towards his Executive MBA through WashU’s Olin Business School. He is passionate about expanding access to eye care and in creating an inclusive and diverse environment, where difference in thought and experience can lead to better solutions and care. 

Jennifer Mosher, MA (She/Her)
OUTmed Program Support
Jennifer is the Project Manager for the Office of Faculty Development. She has been at Washington University since 1997. Jennifer served as the program coordinator for the Young Scientist Program from 1999-2013 before joining the Office of Faculty Development. Jennifer also serves as the Project Manager for the DOM Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) in the Clinical Research Training Center.