Karen O’Malley, PhD
Karen L. O’Malley joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1984 in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. As professor of neurobiology, her primary research interests focus on molecular mechanisms underlying the specification, regulation, and neurodegeneration of dopaminergic and glutamatergic systems. She has taught classes in molecular neurobiology, histology and neuroscience. She has also served as Chair of the Neuroscience Admissions Committee and Director of the Program in Neuroscience. At the University-wide level, she has served on the Faculty Senate Council, the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council (ECFC), as the Preclinical representative to the Executive Faculty, as the Preclinical representative to the Research Affairs Committee, and as Vice-chair and Chair of the ECFC. She is a long-term member of the Academic Women’s Network serving on the board for over a decade and as President 2001-2002. She is a graduate of the first Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists offered by the School of Medicine in partnership with the Olin School of Business and BJC HealthCare. She has received many University-wide Mentoring awards and in 2013 the School of Medicine Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Since 2013, she has completed courses in conflict resolution, mediation, disruptive conduct as well as becoming an active member of the International Ombudsman Association. In addition she regularly shadows a local professional mediator.
Lindley B. Wall, MD, MSc
Lindley B. Wall, professor of orthopedic surgery, was named director of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedics at Washington University School of Medicine in 2022. Wall also has been named orthopedic surgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Wall is a national leader in the treatment of pediatric hand and upper-extremity congenital deformities and spasticity conditions. She also treats fractures and complex nerve injuries affecting the upper limbs. Wall has advanced the understanding of and therapies for these conditions through qualitative research focused on patient and caregiver expectations in these unique populations.
An author on more than 80 peer-reviewed research papers, Wall was nominated and elected to the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha in 2011. She also is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. Wall is an associate editor for The Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume) and a reviewer for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Wall earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University before earning a medical degree and completing her residency in orthopedics at Washington University. She subsequently completed the Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Fellowship in Cincinnati. After a pediatric hand surgery fellowship at the orthopedics hospital Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, she returned to Washington University in 2013 as a faculty member in orthopedics. In 2017, she earned a master’s of science in clinical investigation from the university. She was selected as the school’s Associate Ombuds in 2020, and has since completed multiple leadership and IOA Fundamental Principles of Practice courses.