Alum Named President-Elect of Medical Society of Virginia
WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 9, 2011)—GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences alum, Russell C. Libby, M.D., F.A.A.P, was installed as president-elect of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) during the Society’s annual meeting held on October 30th at Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.
Dr. Libby is founder, president and medical director of Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd. in Fairfax, VA, serves as chief of the general medicine section of Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and sits on the board of directors of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians. He has led multiple task forces and committees for MSV including medical economics, communications and tort reform committees, and has served as an advisor to the executive committee, vice president, third vice president and board member. Dr. Libby is also a member of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia.
“For more than 30 years, Dr. Libby has been a dedicated physician in the top of his field, consistently being named one of the best pediatricians in the DC metropolitan area,” said Jeffrey S. Akman, interim vice provost for Health Affairs and dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “His commitment to the practice of medicine and demonstrated leadership ability will make him an excellent president of the Medical Society of Virginia.”
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Libby is also an educator, serving as clinical instructor in pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School and University of Virginia Medical School and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He has been recognized as the best pediatrician in the Washington metropolitan area by Families Magazine, listed as one of best physicians by Washington Consumer Checkbook, as a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, and as one of the 100 top physicians in the Washington metropolitan area by Northern Virginia Magazine.
Dr. Libby received both his B.S. (’74) and M.D. (’79) from George Washington University. Dr. Libby also helped develop the Adopt-A-Doc program which supports medical school student scholarships at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
About the Medical Society of Virginia:
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is the professional association for physicians in the commonwealth. Dedicated to supporting physicians in the practice of medicine, MSV advocates on their behalf to ensure physician influence on health care legislation and policy improvements and provides a variety of educational and support activities that assist physicians in the practice of medicine.
About the GW School of Medicine and Health Services:
Founded in 1825, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities.