Whitney Grither, MD, PhD



Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: 
Washington University
PubMed name(s): 
Whitney R. Grither


Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
When choosing a residency, I knew I wanted to train in an academic setting that provided a robust clinical training environment as well as opportunity to engage in basic science research. There was no place I felt more supported in finding a way to strike that balance than at WashU.

What do you like best about being a resident here at WashU?      
What I really appreciate about being a resident at WashU is that the incredibly accomplished faculty members are also invested in mentorship and teaching.  Along with that my co-residents are an amazing group of hard-working and motivated individuals that I am fortunate to train with and learn from, and have such varied interests and life experiences that it keeps things fun!

What are your career goals/interests?
My goal is to have a career as a physician-scientist, and split my time between clinical practice and basic science research.  I’m very interested in the development of targeted therapies and hope to apply that to gynecologic oncology research in the future.

Awards & Honors

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Science Fellow, Washington University, 2019


Hometown: Sainte Genevieve, MO

What do you do outside of work?
In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, eating, traveling, and hanging out with my husband and our dogs.

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