Scientific Advisory Board | MedStar Health Research Institute | MedStar Health

The Georgetown University-MedStar Health Scientific Council serves as a forum to bridge the research communities of the University and MedStar, so that leaders from each organization can understand the other organization’s research programs and priorities and maximize research collaboration, integration, and support across the two organizations.


Moshe Levi, MD
Dean for Research, GUMC
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, GUMC

President, MedStar Health Research Institute
Chief Scientific Officer, MedStar Health
Professor of Medicine, GUMC
Affiliate Faculty, Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, GUMC


Elliott Crooke, PhD Professor & Sr. Associate Dean Faculty Affairs, GUMC

Leon Jones, MD

Co-Chair, Georgetown-MedStar Education Council
Dean for Medical Education
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Jamie S. Padmore, DM Co-Chair, Georgetown University-MedStar Health Education Council
Vice President Academic Affairs, MedStar Health
Professor & Associate Dean GME, GUMC

Joseph Verbalis, MD Professor & Co-Director, Georgetown-Howard Universities CTSA

Lou Weiner, MD Professor & Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center, GUMC
Clinical Director of Cancer Services, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Appointed Members (Term Limited)

Waddah Al-Refaie, MD Chief Surgical Oncology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Professor & Surgeon-In-Chief, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center, GUMC

Federico Asch, MD Director, Cardiovascular Core Labs & Cardiac Imaging Research Professor & Academic Chair Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC

Michelle Deville, RN Associate Director Clinical Trials, Cardiology, MHRI & MWHC
Mary Ann Dutton, PhD Professor & Vice Chair Research, Department of Psychiatry, GUMC
Patrick Forcelli, PhD Associate Professor & Vice-Chair, Dept of Pharmacology & Physiology
Vice-Chair, GUMC Research Committee

Aviram M. Giladi, MD, MS Research Director, Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
The Curtis National Hand Center
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Robert Glazer, PhD Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Carole Gresenz, PhD Bette Jacobs Endowed Professor &
Sr. Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies, GUMC

Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research, MNRH
Director, Spinal Cord injury Rehabilitation & Recovery Program, MNRH
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, MGUH

William Jack, PhD Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH Professor & Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security
Georgetown University

Alex Kroemer, MD Assistant Professor Surgery, GUMC
Kristen Miller, DrPH, MSPH, MSL, CPPS Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MHRI
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, GUSOM

Suzanne O'Neill, PhD Professor of Oncology, Georgetown University
Co-Director CPaS Postdoctoral Training Program
Master's in Epidemiology-Social and Behavioral Concentration Leader

Raj Ratwani, PhD Scientific Director & Sr. Research Scientist, National Center for Human Factors in Health Care, MedStar Health
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, GUMC

Kathryn Sandberg, PhD Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging and Disease
Director, Translational Biomedical Science, GHUCCTS

Rachel K. Scott MD, MPH, FACOG Scientific Director of Women's Health Research, MHRI
Associate Chair for Research & Director, Washington Women's Center for Positive Living
Department of Women’s & Infants’ Services, MWHC
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University

Nawar Shara, PhD Director Biostatistics & Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Core, GHUCCTS,
MedStar Health Research Institute; and Assistant Professor Medicine, GUMC

Jeffrey Shupp, MD, FACS Director, Burn Center
Chief of Burn Surgery
Medical Director, Wound Center and WOCN, MWHC
Professor, Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology, GUSOM

Ken Tercyak, PhD Professor, Oncology & Pediatrics; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Programs, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center, GUMC

Jason Umans, MD Associate Professor, GUMC--Medicine and Ob-Gyn
MHRI-Sci Director, Biomarker, Biochemistry, Biorepository Core & Field Studies Division
GHUCCTS-Director of Mentored Career Development

William Weintraub, MD Director Outcomes Research, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network