Hematology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Katherine Parker Ponder

Katherine Parker Ponder, MD

Professor Emerita

Department of Medicine

Hematology Division

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

Clinical Interests

  • Hemostasis

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy for blood protein deficiencies
  • Liver regeneration
  • Liver-specific function


  • Hematology Division
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    St. Louis, MO 63110


1979 BS in Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1983 MD, Washington University, St Louis, MO
Post-graduate Training
1983-1985 Residency in Internal Medicine, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
1985-1988 Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Joan A. Steitz, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1988-1990 Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Savio L.C. Woo, Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Academic Positions
1990-1998 Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1998-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2007-2019 Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2019-present Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa; Cum Laude (Stanford University)
Antoinette Frances Dame Prize in Physiology and Biophysics
George F. Gill Prize in Anatomy
Kehar S. Chouke Prize in Anatomy
Margaret G. Smith Award
Medical Center Alumni Scholarship Fund Prize
Merck Manual Award
Upjohn Achievement Award for Research
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Medical Women's Association Scholarship Achievement Award
Lifetime Award, Sonia Skarlatos Public Service Award, American Society of Cell and Gene Therapy, May 2016
Peer-review & Editorial Responsibilities
1998-2002 Member, Medical Biochemistry Study Section
2002-2010 Reviewer, National Hemophilia Foundation Grants
2003-2008 Editorial Board, Blood
2005-2018 Editorial Board, Molecular Therapy
   Associate Editor, 2005-2008
2005-2018 Editorial Board, Human Gene Therapy
2008-2018 Editorial Board, Gene Therapy
Professional Societies & Organizations
American Society of Gene Therapy
   Member, Education Committee, 2001-2005
   Chair, Committee on Genetic Diseases, 2003-2006
   Chair, Program Committee, 2005-2007
   Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2009
   Member, Advisory Council, 2008-2018 (Chair, 2011-2013)
American Society of Gene Therapy
   Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2009
American Society of Hematology
National Hemophilia Foundation
   Member, Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, 2005-2012
American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
   Member, Advisory Council, 2009-2018