Alpha Omega Alpha

Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) is the only national medical honor society in the world. It was founded in 1902 in order to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession. AΩA at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the oldest chapter in Washington, D.C., founded in 1954. Senior medical students are elected to the honor society based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, research endeavors, and commitment to the community. In addition, each chapter of AΩA elects deserving house staff, full-time faculty, and medical school alumni each year.

Each year the students selected for induction organize tutorial services for underclassmen in academic need, volunteer at community-based medical clinics and collect residency interview experiences for our GW AΩA Guide to the 4th year, an ongoing service project to the school.

Students, alumni, faculty, and house staff are officially inducted into AΩA just prior to the medical school graduation ceremony in May.

Currently, Dr. Alan Wasserman is GW's AΩA counselor and Dr. Angelike Liappis is the chapter's secretary.

Alpha Omega Alpha Class of 2019

Al-Beyati, Refka Beatson, Meghan
Berrigan, Margaret Boortalary, Tina
Braverman, Stephanie Breen, Leah
Chaili, Siyang Cohen, Jordan
Delgado, Arlin Fahoome, Danielle
Flynn, Erin F Gibby, Jacob
Greenfest, Adam Johny, Angeline
Kinnard, Matthew Koppen, Annika
Langerman, Steven Mandelbaum, Max
Marks, Dustin Mazhar, Momina
Mele, Kyle Parenti, Vincent
Swenson, Samuel Thomas, Janelle
Vora, Darshan  

2018 Inductees

2018 Faculty Inductees

  • Robert Shesser, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine GWU/MFA
  • Stephen Teach, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics Children’s National Health System

2018 House Staff Inductees

  • Sarah Cigna, MD PGY4 and Administrative Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology GWU
  • Joe Delio, MD PGY4 and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine GWU
  • Caitlin Mingey, MD PGY3 Internal Medicine Resident GWU

2018 Alumni Inductees

  • Mohammed Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD (GWUSMHS ’99)

2018 Voluntary Clinical Faculty Award

  • Carolyn Robinowitz, MD