Oncology Division

Kenneth R. Carson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Research Interests

  • Health services research:
  •    Cost, quality, and access to cancer care
  •    Drug safety


  • 314-362-0492 (tel)
  • 314-747-5123 (fax)
  • 11th Floor Mid-Campus Center (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110


1995 BS in Business Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2000 MD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
2014 PhD, Division of Health Policy & Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Academic Positions & Employment
2000-2003 Resident in Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
2003-2004 Associate in Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2005-2008 Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2008-2010 Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2010-present Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2013-present Chief, Hematology/Oncology, VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
2003, 2013 Internal Medicine
2008 Medical Oncoloty
2008 Hematology
Honors & Awards
1998 Pathology Honor Society
1998 USC "Virginia Ramo Scholarship"
1998 USC "Kenneth Owler Smith Memorial Scholarship"
1998 CIBA-GEIGY Volunteer Service Award
2000 Dean's Scholar
2000 Graduate and Professional Student Senate Volunteer Service Award
2000 USC Skull and Dagger Honor Society
2000 Graduation with Highest Distinction, Keck School of Medicine
2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2004 Board of Trustees Scholarship, University of Illinois, Chicago
2006 National Finalist, White House Fellows Award
2008 ASCO Merit Award
Professional Societies
  American Medical Association
  American College of Physicians
  American Society of Hematology
  American Society of Clinical Oncology