Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH
Edward Healton

Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH

Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Georgetown University and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine
Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH, is Professor of Neurology and Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Georgetown University and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine (EVP).

As EVP, Dr. Healton oversees a $350 million research and educational enterprise and is responsible for advancing the educational and research missions of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), and working effectively with the leadership of MedStar Health, its academic health system partner. The medical center comprises the School of Medicine, established in 1851; the School of Nursing & Health Studies, founded in 1903; Biomedical Graduate Education program; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated “Comprehensive Cancer Center” in the Washington area; and a large biomedical research enterprise.

Prior to his role as EVP, Dr Healton served as Chairman of the Department of Neurology and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) from 2006 to 2015. From 2001-2011, Dr. Healton also served as Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MNRH). Since he joined MedStar and Georgetown University in 2001, Dr. Healton has focused on the growth of the clinical and academic programs at MNRH and MGUH, especially in the Neurosciences.

Under his clinical and academic leadership, Dr. Healton has led the development of opportunities for clinical and academic collaborations across Georgetown University, MedStar Health and MedStar Health Research Institute.

Receiving his undergraduate training from the University of Oregon and his medical training at Creighton University, Dr. Healton completed his postgraduate training in Neurology in the Columbia University residency program at the Neurological Institute, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He also completed his Masters in Public Health at Columbia University. Following the completion of his training, Dr. Healton’s subsequent tenure in New York included more than 30 years of clinical, academic and administrative management experience at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Harlem Hospital Center. During that time, he served as Clinical Professor of Neurology, Senior Associate Dean and Assistant Vice-President at Columbia and Medical Director at Harlem Hospital Center. He also was appointed Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University. Dr. Healton also published extensively, especially in the areas of cerebrovascular disease and the neurological complication of systemic diseases such as cobalamin deficiency and severe hypertension, as well as community-based health services research.