Internal Medicine Residents

Chief Residents

Elizabeth Bierbower

Elizabeth Bierbower, MD

Georgetown University School of Medicine

I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I received my undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Economics with a minor in Health Policy. After graduating from college, I moved to the Washington, DC area and worked for a healthcare consulting firm. After working for several years, I decided to obtain a Masters degree in Physiology from Georgetown University and then went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine. I loved my experience in medical school and was thrilled to stay for my Internal Medicine Residency. I plan to pursue a career in Cardiology. Outside of medicine I enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, cooking and exploring the DC food scene.

Ilan Vavilin

Ilan Vavilin, MD

St. George’s University School of Medicine

I was born in Haifa, Israel and moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 9. I started my undergraduate education at Temple University in Philadelphia and when my family moved from NY to St. Louis, MO, I transferred to University of Missouri. I subsequently moved to the beautiful island of Grenada where I did my medical school at St. George’s University. It has been a privilege to be an Internal Medicine resident at Georgetown and to be selected to be chief resident. I aspire to be a cardiologist. My interests include spending time with my wife, daughter, and two dogs. I love traveling, eating, and watching sports.

Natalie Burkhart

Natalie Burkhart, MD

Georgetown University School of Medicine

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but grew up in Reston, VA. I went to undergrad at UVA (Go HOOS!). After undergrad, I completed my MS at Georgetown and then stayed at Georgetown for medical school. I loved Georgetown and the DC area so much that I decided to stay for residency and plan to work in the DC area after I finish my chief year. I’m currently the ambulatory care chief and plan to go into primary care once finishing chief year. I have a passion for women’s health and am probably one of the few internists who also loves all things dermatology/skin/rashes. During chief year, I also work as a precepting attending at Virginia Hospital Center’s outpatient clinic for underserved patients in Arlington, VA. Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, baking, going to restaurants, wineries/breweries, and traveling.

Natalie Dapas

Natalie Dapas, MD

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

I grew up outside of Chicago and received my undergraduate degree from Penn State in Chemistry. After college, I attended medical school at UT Health San Antonio. I have loved my time training at Georgetown, and participating in the Michael Adams Clinician Educator (MACE) Track was a highlight. I am one of the Georgetown Chiefs at the DC VA Hospital and also the Chief Resident in Quality and Safety. After my chief year, I plan to pursue a career in Endocrinology. Outside of medicine I enjoy yoga, sailing, and traveling.

Tina Roy

Tina Roy, MD

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

I was born and raised in New Jersey but have moved across the northeast in the last decade. After studying bioengineering as an undergraduate at Cornell, I worked as an engineer at Procter and Gamble. After a change of heart, I switched jobs and transitioned into a career in medicine and haven’t looked back! I moved to DC for residency at Georgetown and have loved my time here. This year, I am one of the Georgetown Chiefs at the DC VA Hospital and am also the Evidence-Based Medicine chief at the VA. After my chief year, I plan to become an oncologist with either a focus on GI or breast oncology. In the hospital, you’ll typically find me speed-walking around the VA or drinking tea at my desk in the chief's office. Outside of the hospital, you’ll find me with my husband and daughter enjoying nature, shopping at a local farmers market, or eating a delicious meal at one of the many amazing restaurants in DC.

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