Department Faculty & Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Chairman: James Welsh, MD, MBA, MPH
Vice Chairman: Jay Siwek, MD
Administrator: Vincent Orange, Jr. MHSA
Administrative Officer: Valerie Hernandez, MPS

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION

Division Director and Director, Patients, Populations & Policy (P3): Yumi Jarris, MD
Director, Fellowships: Kim Bullock, MD
Director, Service Learning: Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH
Director: Selectives: Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH
Director, Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship and Patients, Populations, and Policy: Kenny Lin, MD, MPH
Director, Ambulatory Care: Erica McClaskey, MD, MS
Director, Global Health Initiatives: Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS
Associate Dean for Clinical Informatics, Steven Schwartz, MD
Director, Evidence-Based Medicine: Jeff Weinfeld, MD, MBI
Assoc. Director, Clerkship and Director, Fourth-Year Electives, Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD
Director, Family Medicine Clerkship: Vince WinklerPrins, MD
Program Manager, Medical Student Education: Andrea Cammack

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Director, Kim Bullock, MD
Director, Service Learning: Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH
Program Coordinator: Debbie Vargas-Collins, MPH

RESEARCH DIVISION

Director: Daniel Merenstein, MD
Research Associate: Tina Tan
Project Coordinator: Keisha Smith, MA

AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Editor: Jay Siwek, MD
Associate Editor: Sumi Sexton, MD
Associate Deputy Editor, AFP Online: Kenny Lin, MD, MPH
Associate Deputy Editor: Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Director, Associate Professor: Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Assistant Director: Rachelle Toman, MD, PhD
Residency Faculty: Elise Morris, MD
Residency Faculty: Stephen Sosnicki, MD
Residency Faculty: Ann Goetcheus Gehl, MD
Assistant Professor: Bill Gallagher, MD
Residency Administrator: April Wallace, MPA
Administrative Assistant: Joan Barnes

MEDSTAR HEALTH CENTER: FAMILY MEDICINE AT SPRING VALLEY 

Dr. Christina Gillespie, Medical Director

Dr. Sarah Kureshi
Dr. Kenneth Lin
Dr. Erica McClaskey
Dr. Ranit Mishori
Dr. Jeff Weinfeld
Dr. Caroline Wellbery
Dr. Vince WinklerPrins

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

Asst. Vice President for Student Health: James Welsh, MD, MBA, MPH
Director, Student Health Center: James Marsh, MD
Elisa De Angelis, MD
Blair Heinke, MD
Roanna Kessler, MD
Debroah Renelus, MD
Margaret Rockwood, MD
Sabrina Tan, MD

ASSOCIATED FACULTY

Senior Scholar in Residence, Robert Graham Center, and Professor and part-time faculty, Georgetown-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program: Doug Kamerow, MD, MPH
Director, The Robert Graham Center: Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH
Vice President for Research and Policy, American Board of Family Medicine: Robert Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH

HEALTH POLICY

Director: David Rabin, MD, MPH

PRIMARY CARE INFORMATICS

Director: Alan Zuckerman, MD

INCOMING 2014-2015 FELLOWS

Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellows: Melanie Raffoul, MD and Tracey Henry, MD, MPH, MS
Community Health Leadership Development Fellow: Byron Jasper, MD
Primary Care and Medical Communications: LaTasha Seliby, MD

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS

First Year Residents
Aerielle Booker, MD, Brown University's Alpert Medical School
Isha Choudhary, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Michael Kemmer, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Juliana Llano, MD, Howard University College of Medicine
Will Narracci, DO, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sadhana Rajamoorthi, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Adam Visconti, MD, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Second Year Residents
Tracy Cassagnol, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Rebecca Divers, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Andrew Eastman, MD, Jefferson Medical College
Stefanie Kreamer, MD, Howard University School of Medicine
Jennifer Lewis, MD, Jefferson Medical College
Troy Russell, MD, The University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio
Opal Williams, MD, Morehouse School of Medicine

Third Year Residents
Folasade Adeyi, MD, Howard University School of Medicine
Megan Barber, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Corey Carson, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Angela Kuznia, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Phillip Nguyen, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Emily Riggs, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Katherine Stolarz, DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Recent Residency Graduates
Jennifer Ah-Kee, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Melissa Fagonde, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Joshua Fischer, MD, PhD, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Koryn Johnston, DO, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sarah Murray, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Anne Savarese, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

 


James Welsh, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. Concurrently, he is also the Assistant Vice President of Student Health Services for Georgetown University. He is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Human Science in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Welsh completed his undergraduate degree with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He received his MBA from the University of Mary Washington, and his MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to coming to Georgetown in 1995, he was a practicing family physician in Fredericksburg, VA, where he was the founder and President of Rappahannock Family Physicians and the President of Primary Care Associates. From 1995 to 2003 Dr. Welsh held a number of positions at Georgetown University Hospital, including Vice President of the Community Practice Network and Associate Medical Director of Georgetown University Hospital. In 2003 he was named Assistant Vice President of Student Health Services and has been responsible for the Student Health Center as well as overseeing all other medical and behavioral health services delivered to the 19,000 students of Georgetown University. Dr. Welsh has been the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine since March 2008. In that role, he oversees the operation of all facets of the Department, including the divisions of Community Health, Research, Medical Student Education, Fellowships, and Residency, as well as the Department’s new clinical practice at 4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Jay Siwek, MD is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine (1976), and Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He has served as department chair (1993-2008), medical director of the Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Residency, and director of medical student education. Since 1988, Dr. Siwek has been editor of American Family Physician. He founded the divisions of community health and research, along with CAPRICORN, the Capital Area Primary Care Research Network. Dr. Siwek created three fellowships (in medical editing, community health center director development, and primary care health policy), and helped create a geriatric medicine fellowship. For 15 years, Dr. Siwek wrote a weekly health column in the Washington Post, and for 10 years was tour physician with the National Symphony Orchestra. A recipient of AAFP’s Merit Award and STFM’s Recognition Award, he has been listed in Best Doctors in America, Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors, and Washington Consumer Checkbook’s Best Doctors.

Vincent Orange, Jr. MHSA received a BS in Biology from Morehouse College and a Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University. Prior to becoming Administrator, he served as Practice Manager at our MedStar Health Center Family Medicine at Spring Valley, where his primary focus was practice operations, including revenue cycle management, expanding patient volume, and patient-centered medical home accreditation. Prior to joining Georgetown, he spent seven years at Washington Hospital Center and Unity Health Care, Inc.

 

 

Valerie Hernandez, MPS holds a BS in Foreign Service and an MPS in Human Resources Management, both from Georgetown University. Prior to becoming the Administrative Officer, she served in various finance positions and was a licensed insurance broker. Her current role focuses on providing administrative support to the Chair, department operations, finances, university human resources support, submission of faculty appointments, and organizing the department’s Grand Rounds. She is a proud Hoya and an avid Georgetown Basketball fan.

Yumi Jarris, MD is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Medical Student Education. Dr. Jarris directs Patients, Populations & Policy and practices in Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at GUH. She is on the board of Georgetown Women in Medicine and received its John Eisenberg award for Mid-Career Professional Development in 2012. Dr. Jarris is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Fairfax Family Practice Residency and completed a faculty development fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. She was on the faculty at the Swedish Cherry Hill Residency Program in Seattle, was Associate Director of the Valley Family Medicine Residency in Renton, WA, and worked in community health centers in Seattle and Burlington, VT. Dr. Jarris has recently published articles in Medical Education and Academic Medicine. She completed the MedStar Health Teaching Scholars Program and received a Medical Education Research Certificate from the AAMC. She is co-chair of the Workforce Education and Training Committee for the ASTHO Primary Care and Public Health Integration National Collaborative Group. She also received journal Medical Education’s Henry Walton Prize for the most downloaded article in 2012. Her interests include population health in medical education, adolescent medicine, critical reflection in medical education, and work-life balance.

Kim Bullock, MD is a graduate of Yale University (BA, History of Science and Medicine) and the University of Michigan Medical School (MD). In the past, she worked as an attending physician for the emergency departments of Providence Hospital and Caremont Indian Hospital. Currently, Dr. Bullock serves as Community Health Division Director, CHCDD Fellowship Director, and Associate Professor for the Department of Family Medicine. For Providence Hospital, Dr. Bullock serves as Medical Director for the Seton House Substance Abuse Center, Vice Chairperson/Assistant Director for the Emergency Department, and Director of Ambulatory Emergency Services.

Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH is a graduate of Columbia Union College (BA, Elementary Education), Loma Linda University (MPH, Community Health Education), and the University of Maryland (PhD, Health Education). In the past, she has served as an adjunct faculty member and course director at two colleges, a consultant for domestic and international health organizations, a co-principal investigator on several grants, and an invited lecturer. As Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Cameron directs the Service-Learning Module in the Doctoring Curriculum. She is also a motivational speaker and pianist.

Debbie Vargas-Collins, MPH holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Education/Communications from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and a BA in Communications from Fordham University. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, where she worked on HIV/AIDS education and maternal and child health issues in rural indigenous communities. Debbie also spent a year of national service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA). Assigned full time to the March of Dimes, Debbie worked on developing and implementing prenatal education programs to improve the health of babies and prevent premature birth. Before joining the School of Medicine, Debbie worked in the Midwifery Department at the GeorgetownSchool of Nursing and Health Studies.

Nancy Harazduk, MEd, MSW is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Program and the Ombudsperson for the medical students. To integrate Mind-Body Medicine into the medical school curriculum, she directs and teaches Mind-Body Medicine courses for first, second and third year medical students, law students, physiology master's students, and for the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown Law Center. In this course, participants are taught to integrate mindfulness meditation, imagery, autogenic training, biofeedback, journal writing and movement into their personal and professional lives. Ms. Harazduk has completed post-graduate training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD; the Healer's Art Professional Training course with Rachel Naomi Remen, MD; and the Clinical Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine with Herbert Benson, MD. In addition, she is certified in Interactive Guided Imagery by the Academy of Guided Imagery in Mill Valley, California.

Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She is a graduate of University of Central Florida (BS,  Biology), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (MD) and Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, International Health). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UCSF in 2010 and then a Fellowship in Community Health at Georgetown in 2012. Dr. Kureshi is the Course Director of the Doctoring Selective and Co-Director of the Patients, Populations & Policy course. She also serves as Advisor to the Family Medicine Student Interest Group and precepts students at HOYA Clinic, the Georgetown student-driven free clinic. Dr. Kureshi is a clinician at the department practice, MedStar Health Center - Family Medicine at Spring Valley where she enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is also an attending physician at Providence Hospital with the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program through which she teaches on the inpatient medicine team and precepts at the Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center in Bladensburg, MD. She serves as a Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Asylum Network Provider and also works on health issues affecting Muslim communities. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, health disparities, health and human rights, gender based violence and refugee/immigrant health. 

Kenny Lin, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of the Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship, and Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Harvard University, the New York University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University (MPH). He completed a family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital (PA) and a fellowship in medical editing and faculty development at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lin was previously a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, supporting the activities of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. He has worked in a variety of clinical practice settings and currently sees patients at MedStar Health Center-Family Medicine at Spring Valley in Washington, D.C. Dr. Lin is a former health blogger for U.S. News and World Report and regularly shares his views on health and health policy topics on his blog "Common Sense Family Doctor" (http://commonsensemd.blogspot.com).

Erica McClaskey, MD, MS, is an Assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She is the course director for Ambulatory Care I and II and co-director for Evidence Based Medicine II. Dr. McClaskey is a graduate of Howard University and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She obtained a master's degree in cellular and development biology from the University of Houston in Texas. Dr. McClaskey has a long standing relationship with Georgetown: She was a chief resident at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, and completed a fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine's Community Health Center Director Development Program in 2007. She is also an attending physician at Providence Hospital with the Providence Hospital-Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency Program, and precepts residents at Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center in Bladensburg, Maryland. Her interests include adolescent medicine and preventive health.

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, practices full spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She is an attending physician at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and sees patients several times a week at MedStar Health Center-Family Medicine at Spring Valley. Dr. Mishori is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency, and holds a master’s degree in International Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public. She is a full-time faculty member at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she leads the Department of Family Medicine's Global Health initiatives. She has worked abroad extensively over the past two decades on a variety of projects, as a journalist and as a healthcare provider and teacher. Dr. Mishori’s areas of interest include Health and Human Rights, Refugee Health, Health Disparities, Global Health Education, Public Health and Health Communications.

Steven Schwartz, MD is the Associate Dean for Clinical Informatics in the Office of Medical Education at Georgetown. He is an Associate Professor and former Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine. He joined the faculty in 1998 and became Assistant Predoctoral Director and Clerkship Director in 1999. Dr. Schwartz graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the Georgetown/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. In 2009, he received a certificate in medical informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association program at University of Chicago. As a family physician, he sees daily the critical need to have and exchange current, accurate, and secure patient information quickly and easily to provide the highest quality care. Dr. Schwartz helped establish a PDA requirement in the medical school in 2004, and has lectured nationally on the use of handheld computing in clinical medical practice. He divides his time between his academic duties and his private group practice, and as the Chief Medical Advisor for Human Science, Inc., he is currently developing solutions to improve inter-physician communication through technology. 

Jeff Weinfeld, MD, MBI, FAAFP is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University Department of Family Medicine. At Georgetown he runs the Evidence Based Medicine courses for first and second years, teaches in the Family Medicine Clerkship, and teaches medical students about informatics. He has also worked as the Medical Informatics Advisor on health IT for governmental and community organizations. He is a board-certified family physician and practices part-time at the Department of Family Medicine's clinical site, MedStar Health Center–Family Medicine at Spring Valley. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Residency Program. He completed a fellowship in online services through the American Academy of Family Physicians and received his Master of Biomedical Informatics degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He has served as the President and Delegate of the DC Academy of Family Physicians. His interests include evidence-based medicine, medical informatics, and caring for the underserved.

Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD has been involved in all aspects of teaching in the Department of Family Medicine, both at the medical student and residency level, since 1994. She is also Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician. Her long-standing interest in medical humanities goes back to her graduate student days, when she received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Her humanities work is represented in the website Interacting with the Medical Humanities. Other current interests include medical uncertainty, cognitive error, and communicating through the arts with vulnerable groups as a mechanism for social change. She also runs Hippocrates Café, a monthly music and literature performance, for and by medical students. She founded the department's Creative Arts and Humanism fellowship in 2011. She has published on medical, medical education, and human interest topics in national and international journals, including BMJThe LancetJAMA and American Family Physician.

Vince WinklerPrins, MD, FAAFP is the Family Medicine Clerkship Director. He is a native of Michigan and did his undergraduate and medical school work at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Georgetown in 2010 he was in private practice in mostly rural Wisconsin for 10 years with stops along the way in the Brazilian Amazon for six months and the Netherlands for one year. Most recently, he was Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Clerkship Director at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been since 2000. He is interested in all aspects of medical student education as well as pediatrics, international health, and health policy and reform. He has also been involved as an author and editor for the Family Physicians Inquiries Network for many years. He is married with two children.

 

Andrea Cammack has been with the Medical Student Education Division in the Department of Family Medicine since April 2004. Before joining Georgetown University in 2003, she worked at Columbia University, The School of the Arts for two academic years. Prior to relocating to the US, she taught English as a foreign language in Moscow, Russia and in Bratislava, Slovakia where she earned her degree in EFL and Pedagogy. Mrs. Cammack lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two daughters.

 

Dan Merenstein, MD, is a tenured associate professor at Georgetown University. He sees patients one day a week, teaches medical students in years 1-3, and also teaches two undergraduate classes. Prior to coming to Georgetown in 2005, he spent three years in private practice, followed by two years at Johns Hopkins as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. His primary research goal is to provide answers to common clinical questions that lack evidence and improve patient care. Dr. Merenstein is primarily a clinical trialist focusing on functional foods and respiratory infections. In these studies he has enrolled and retained over 1,200 participants. Dan Merenstein was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to do health systems research at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in order to compare evidence based medicine compliance in the Israeli capitated payment system with fee for service care delivery here in the U.S.

Tina Tan is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her BA in Mathematics with a minor in East Asian Studies. Prior to joining Georgetown, she worked for a private wealth management firm in her hometown of New York and then as a research assistant for an international development organization in DC. She currently serves as Research Associate for the Department of Family Medicine and Network Coordinator for CAPRICORN, a practice-based research network in the DC metropolitan area.

 

Keisha Herbin Smith, MA is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she earned a BA and MA in Psychology. For three years, she worked for the State of North Carolina as a Birth Defects Monitoring Program Research Specialist. She worked with Dr. Merenstein as a Research Assistant, and currently serves as a Study Project Coordinator.

 

Sumi Sexton, MD is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is also an Associate Editor for one of the most widely-read journals in primary care, American Family Physician. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1996 and completed her training in family medicine at Georgetown University. She later completed a faculty development and medical editing fellowship at Georgetown University. She is a founding partner and President of Premier Primary Care Physicians (www.premierprimarycare.com). She sees patients of all ages, including newborns, teenagers, adults, and elderly patients. Dr. Sexton has special interests in well newborn and infant care, adolescent medicine and women's health, and she is fluent in Spanish. She has written a book entitled Pacifiers Anonymous: How to Kick the Pacifier or Thumb Sucking Habit.

Christina Gillespie, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the MedStar Health Center–Family Medicine at Sring Valley practice. She graduated from Tufts University's joint MD/MPH program and completed her residency at the Georgetown-Providence Family Medicine Program where she served as Chief Resident. She worked several years at an urban underserved site with Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C. before joining our faculty full time. She practices full spectrum Family Medicine including Obstetrics.

 

 

William J. Gallagher, MD is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital program where he served as Chief Resident. Bill spent several years in private practice in California and worked in the Emergency Department at Alexandria Hospital before returning to Georgetown. He works primarily in the Family Medicine Residency program. His areas of interest include sports medicine, procedures, and resident well-being.

Elise Morris, MD is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. She then came to Georgetown and completed the Department of Family Medicine’s Community Health Center Director Development Fellowship in 2006. After completing her fellowship, she continued to work in community health as a medical director and clinician at a federally qualified health center, first in Washington, D.C., and then in Alexandria, VA. During this time, she was also an attending physician with Providence Hospital-Georgetown University’s Family Medicine Residency Program, practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine including obstetrics. Her interests include women’s health, obstetrics, and the integration of behavioral health and primary care. In the last two years she has been working with her community health center to implement a SAMHSA grant for the ongoing integration of Primary Care in the Mental Health agency in Alexandria, VA.

Michelle A. Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and Director of the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program at Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center. She received her medical degree and completed her family medicine residency training at Georgetown University and received her Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Chair of the Providence Hospital Department of Family Medicine and the President of the District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Roett is board-certified in Family Medicine and is the Project Director for the Georgetown Family Physicians Inquiries Network, mentoring and co-authoring evidence-based answers to clinical questions with residents and students. Her interests include evidence-based medicine, medical informatics, women’s health, diabetes, health literacy and faculty development.

Rachelle Toman, MD, PhD obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University and completed her medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Virginia). She completed her residency at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Program where she served as Chief Resident. She spent four years as the Medical Director at Community of Hope, Inc., a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, COH implemented an EMR, successfully completed their HRSA site visit with six best practice citations (including Quality Management) and obtained NCQA Level 3 PCMH recognition. She received the 2013 Distinguished Caregiver Award from the DC Primary Care Association prior to returning to the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency as Medical Director and Assistant Program Director. She practices full spectrum Family Medicine including Obstetrics. Her interests include Community Medicine, Quality Management, and effective patient-clinician communication.

April Wallace, MPA is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. Ms. Wallace has a long standing commitment to resident education, and has managed the Georgetown-Providence residency program for more than 20 years.

 

 

David Rabin, MD, MPH graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at University of Chicago and Cornell University residency programs. He received an MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health where he became Assistant Medical Director of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He became Coordinator of the World Health Organization International Collaborative Study of Medical Care Use while faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene. At Georgetown he was Professor, Director of the Division of Health Care Studies and Associate Chair. Currently part time in the department, his is pursuing his interest in universal health care by working with Congressional members and promoting an Institute for Universal Health Care and student interest in health care reform.

Alan Zuckerman, MD is assistant professor of family medicine and director of Primary Care Informatics. Zuckerman's primary research interests focus on pediatrics and medical informatics (using information technology in the service of medical practice).

 

 

 

Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH is the Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Primary Care, where he directs research and projects related to access to care for underserved populations, health workforce, and spatial analysis and health, among other topics. Dr. Bazemore remains on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Family Medicine, where he also completed his residency training and faculty development fellowship. He serves on the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University and in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, he practices and teaches students and residents weekly at VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine Residency program. Dr. Bazemore received his BA from Davidson College, his MD from the University of North Carolina, and his MPH from Harvard University.

Douglas Kamerow, MD, MPH is Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Georgetown. He graduated from Harvard College, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his residency at Highland Hospital. He received an MPH from Johns Hopkins University and is board-certified in both Family Medicine and general preventive medicine and public health. After 20 years in the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Kamerow retired as Assistant Surgeon General in 2001. He is now Senior Scholar in Residence at the Robert Graham Center, part-time faculty at the Georgetown University-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, a regular columnist for the medical journal BMJ, and author of the book Dissecting American Health Care.

 


Robert Phillips, Jr.
, MD, MSPH
is a family physician and Vice President for Research and Policy at the American Board of Family Medicine. He is the former Director of the Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC. A graduate of Missouri University, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and the residency program of University of Missouri-Columbia, he practices part-time in a community-based residency program in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Phillips is a Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University and has faculty appointments at George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He recently served as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Council on Graduate Medical Education, and was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Federal Negotiated Rule Making Committee on Health Workforce Shortage Redesignation. Dr. Phillips was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010.