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Message from the Chair

Alan WassermanThe George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is located in the most vibrant, exciting and yes, powerful city in the world. We strive to have our entire program exhibit some of these same qualities, by providing exemplary evidenced based patient care, cutting edge transitional research and innovative medical education.

Our location opens literally a world of opportunities to our faculty, house staff and students. Every major International Health Organization is located within three miles. From the World Health Organization to the Peace Corp we have partnerships that provide unlimited opportunities for global health experiences and training.

Research collaborations with various Institutes at NIH are feasible since they are all just a Metro ride away.

And we don’t just teach health policy we live it, experience it and participate as it happens (or not) in the halls of Congress and in the committees on Capitol Hill.

These opportunities enhance a program that strives for clinical excellence with a diverse patient population from the leaders of the free world to the impoverished citizens of Washington, D.C.

By combining the right amount of autonomy with stimulating didactic training we prepare individuals for whatever career they seek.

The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and continues to grow the number of faculty and fellows yearly.

If you have decided on career path we can make sure you achieve it. If you are unsure we can provide unique experiences to help you find your passion.

When you visit our campus you will see firsthand the gifted and talented people you have the opportunity to work with and find a stimulating educational environment in one of the great cities of the world.

Alan G. Wasserman, MD
Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine

Vice Chairs

Gary L. Simon, MD, PhD, MACP
Walter G. Ross Professor of Medicine
Vice-Chairmain, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases


Monica L. Lypson, MD, MHPE
Professor of Medicine
Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine