Drew Hensel, MD
Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Missouri – Columbia
Medical School: University of Missouri – Columbia
PubMed name(s): Drew Hensel
Why did you choose WashU OBGYN for your fellowship?
WashU is a phenomenal place to train for fellowship. It is a program that emphasizes maternal health along with fetal diagnosis and intervention. Not only are the training opportunities top-notch, but the attendings have been amazing mentors to me throughout my time as a resident.
What are you looking forward to the most by being a fellow at WashU?
Being able to focus on high-risk obstetrics in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
What goals do you hope to accomplish during your fellowship?
Become a full-service MFM that offers operative deliveries, breech extractions, and maybe even abdominal cerclages.
What are your research interests?
Abnormal/protracted labor and preterm labor prevention
What advice would you give OBGYN residents applying for your chosen fellowship specialty?
Remain well-rounded in your residency training. Everything has its learning purpose and even skills you thought you would never use may come in handy when you begin your time as a fellow in MFM.
What are your career goals/interests?
I am interested in pursuing a fellowship after my residency training, with MFM as the leading option currently. I would also like to practice medicine in an academic setting where I can teach residents/medical students.
Awards & Honors
Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri SOM, Class of 2019
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
What do you do outside of work? When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my wife, Jessie, and two sons, Max and Jace. Play board games. Play tennis. Amateur grill master skills are also in the works. You can also find me rooting on the Cardinals and Blues, playing one of my 20 board games, or walking around South City with Jessie, Max, and Jace.
Fun fact: I married my wife, Jessie, at the beginning of medical school. One of my favorite ways to relax and wind down is to cook or watch the food network! I was born in raised in St. Louis. For all you St. Louisans, I attended Oakville High School before moving to Columbia, Missouri.