Whitney Grither, MD, PhD

Whitney Grither, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology


Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Washington University
Residency: Washington University
PudMed Name: Grither WR


Why did you choose WashU OBGYN for your fellowship?

A chance to gain clinical training in both operative and medical management from leaders in the field, world-class basic science research opportunities, diverse patient population

What are you looking forward to the most by being a fellow at WashU?

Helping to improve outcomes for our patients, growing as a physician and researcher

What goals do you hope to accomplish during your fellowship?

Progress towards being an independent researcher with the goal of better understanding ovarian cancer to improve treatment options for patients. Clinically, I hope to become a well-rounded Gyn Oncologist and advance my surgical skills.

What are your research interests?

Ovarian cancer metastasis, tumor-microenvironment interactions

Awards & Honors

Spencer T. and Ann W. ASCCP Resident Award, Olin Medical Science Fellow Award, Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology or Medicinal Chemistry


Hometown: Sainte Genevieve, MO

What do you do outside of work?
In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, hiking, gardening, and basically anything that involves being outdoors with my husband and/or dog

Fun fact:
I recently raced my first Ironman, and try to run at least one marathon a year!