Sydney Thayer, MD

Sydney Thayer, MD

Clinical Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Undergrad: University of Southern California
Medical school: University of California, San Diego
Residency: Oregon Health and Science University

How are you listed in PubMed?: Thayer S or Thayer SM


Hometown: San Diego, California
What are your hobbies? Gardening, scrapbooking, musical theatre
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I was a singer in a band in college.

Awards & Honors: Gold Humanism Honors Society, SMFM Residency Program Award for Excellence in Obstetrics, Chief Resident Teaching Award, R4 Medical Student Educator of the Year, Intern Teaching Award


Why did you choose Washington University School of Medicine for your fellowship? The opportunity to work with clinicians passionate about changing the face of maternal healthcare through both direct patient interaction and research in systematic delivery of care.

What impact do you hope to make on the fellowship? I hope to encourage co-fellows, attendings, and residents to be excited about quality improvement research and the impact it can have on patient care.

How will your fellowship training help you make a difference? I believe training at Wash U will give me a top-tier experience in patient complexity and acuity while teaching me to become an independent researcher. I hope to take these skills into my eventual medical practice.

What are your career goals? I hope to practice academic medicine with a focus on maternal diabetes and quality improvement/patient safety.

Life in STL

What do you love about St. Louis so far? Everyone is so kind and welcoming, and there is so much great food
What is one thing people should know about St. Louis/Washington University? This department is so supportive and genuinely wants to see the fellows succeed in their chosen goals.