Melissa A. Reimers, MD

Melissa A. Reimers, MD

Associate Professor

Division of Oncology
Mail Stop 8056-0029-11
Washington University
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Room 11605 Mid Campus Center (office)

Roslyn Davis

Clinical Interests
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
Research Interests
  • Clinical trial development
  • Phase 1 clinical trials
  • Precision medicine

My primary research interest is in clinical trial development in genitourinary malignancies, with a focus on bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer. I am currently involved in designing phase I and II clinical trials for these cancers, and am site principal investigator (PI) for several investigator-initiated and industry sponsored trials. My aim as a clinical researcher is to conduct thoughtful translational clinical trials that, where possible, rationally incorporate precision medicine into tailored treatment approaches for patients with genitourinary malignancies.



  • 2013: MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 2008: BA in Biology and Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Post-Graduate Training

  • 2019: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2016: Internal Medicine Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Academic Positions & Employment

  • present-2023: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2023-2019: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 2009-2008 Research Assistant, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (PI: Ellen Li, MD, PhD)

University & Hospital Appointments & Committees

  • present-2021: Co-Leader, Siteman Cancer Center Genitourinary Focus Group
  • present-2020: Physician Reviewer, Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC)

Board Certification

  • 2019: Medical Oncology
  • 2016: Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 2022: Washington University Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2020: Recipient of “40 Under 40 in Cancer” Award
  • 2019: Mark Roth Memorial Award
  • 2019-2018: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Fellow
  • 2018: AACR/ASCO Vail Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop
  • 2018: Elected to Michigan Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)
  • 2016: Ney Award, for commitment to academic excellence, compassion, and an inspirational effect on others
  • 2016: Farmer Award, for compassion and good bedside manner
  • 2015: James A. Bryan Award for Clinical Excellence
  • 2013: Rodney M. Coe Distinction in Community Service
  • 2013: American College of Physicians Coy D. Fitch, M.D., Book Award, for outstanding ethical and humanitarian qualities
  • 2013: Morton M. Weber Memorial Book Award in Infectious Diseases, for excellence in the study of Infectious Diseases

National Scientific Panels

  • present-2023: ALLIANCE Early Career Investigator Representative, NCI Genitourinary Steering Committee (GUSC) Bladder Task Force
  • present-2021: Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN)
  • present-2020: ALLIANCE Genitourinary Oncology Committee

Professional Societies

  • present-2020: Academic Women’s Network at WUSM
  • present-2016: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • present-2012: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society