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.


Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc
Professor & Dean for Research, GUMC
Neil J. Weissman, MD
President, MedStar Health Research Institute & Chief Scientific Officer
Professor Internal Medicine, GUMC


Elliott Crooke, PhD Professor & Sr. Associate Dean Faculty Affairs, GUMC
S. Ray Mitchell, MD Co-Chair, Georgetown University-MedStar Health Education Council
Joseph Butenas Professor & Dean Medical Education, GUMC
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, 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, Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center, GUMC
Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN Assistant Vice President, Nursing Research, MedStar Health Research Institute
Derek DeLia, PhD Director Health Economics & Health Systems Research, MedStar Health Research Institute
Alex Dromerick, MD Vice President Research, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Professor & Academic Chair Rehabilitation Medicine, GUMC
Mary Ann Dutton, PhD Professor & Vice Chair Research, Department of Psychiatry, GUMC
Dawn Fishbein, MD Director Clinical Research Unit, Georgetown-Howard Universities CTSA
Scientific Director Hepatitis Research, MedStar Health Research Institute
Carole Gresenz, PhD Bette Jacobs Endowed Professor & Sr. Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies, GUMC
Billy Jack, PhD Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH Associate Professor & Co-Director,
Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
Paul Kim, MD Director of Research (Plastic Surgery – Diabetic Limb Salvage), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Professor Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, GUMC
Alex Kroemer, MD Assistant Professor Surgery, GUMC
Andy Lincoln, ScD Director Sports Medicine Research Center, MedStar Health Research Institute
Program Coordinator MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program
Subha Madhavan, PhD Associate Professor & Director Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center, GUMC
Michelle Magee, MD Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute
Associate Professor Medicine, GUMC
Raj Ratwani, PhD Scientific Director & Sr. Research Scientist, National Center for Human Factors in Health Care, MedStar Health
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, GUMC
Bill Rebeck, PhD Professor Department of Neuroscience, GUMC
Nawar Shara, PhD Director Biostatistics & Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Core, GHUCCTS,
MedStar Health Research Institute; and Assistant Professor Medicine, GUMC
Sandra Swain, MD Professor & Associate Dean Research Development, GUMC
Ken Tercyak, PhD Professor, Oncology & Pediatrics; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Programs, Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center, GUMC
Jason Umans, MD Professor & Scientific Director Biomarker, Biochemistry and Biorespiratory Core, MedStar Health Research Institute
William Weintraub, MD Director Outcomes Research, MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network