Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed.
Associate Dean & Professor of Pediatrics
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Slavin is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. A graduate of SLU School of Medicine, he completed his residency training in pediatrics at UCLA, and then served as a faculty member there for 17 years before returning to Saint Louis in 2004. At UCLA, Dr. Slavin was a leader in both interdiciplinary and pediatric education, serving as co-founder of the innovative Doctoring curriculum for medical students and also serving as pediatric residency director and Vice Chair for Education in the department of Pediatrics.
In addition to his administrative duties at SLU, Dr. Slavin teaches actively in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and is director of four courses: Applied Clinical Skills 1, Applied Clinical Skills 2, Applied Clinical Skills 3, and the fourth-year Capstone Course. He has a number of professional interests including improving doctor-patient communication and empathy, enhancing the cultural competence of medical students and practitioners, improving mental health of medical students, and increasing the engagement of medical students in community service.