MSDC Board Members

MSDC Executive Committee


Ashesh Patel, MD

Chair of the Board of Directors
J. Desiree Pineda, MD

Dock Winston, MD

Kirstiaan Nevin, MD


Raymond Tu, MD

Executive Committee At-large member
Matthew Lecuyer, MD

Immediate Past President
Susanne Bathgate, MD

Executive Vice President
Robert Hay Jr., CAE (ex officio)

 Susanne Bathgate, MD (Immediate Past President, 2024)SBathgate 150x150

Name: Susanne L. Bathgate, MD

Practice: Maternal-Fetal Specialist, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates / Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine

Susanne L. Bathgate, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Bathgate was born and raised in California, completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine and her medical school education, residency and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The George Washington University.  She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Bathgate has conducted research in exercise in pregnancy, prediction of preeclampsia and medical complications of pregnancy.  She has developed an interest in biomarkers for Preeclampsia.  Additionally she has interests in preconception planning, nutrition in pregnancy, vaccinations in pregnancy and later childbearing and collaborative pregnancy care.  Dr. Bathgate is sought out as a teacher by many of the medical students in Obstetrics and Gynecology at GW, and directs the 4th year elective in Maternal Fetal Medicine.  

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Fun fact: Dr. Bathgate grew up on a farm that produced oranges, avocados and persimmons. She still enjoys the outdoors, especially Shenandoah National Park. 

 Neal Barnard, MD (AMA Delegate, 2024-2025)N Barnard 150x150

Name: Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC

Practice: President, Barnard Medical Center, a primary care practice / President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine / Adjunct Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

Bio: Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard moved to Washington for medical school and residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In 2003, he was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study type 2 diabetes, leading to publications in Diabetes Care, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and elsewhere, establishing the efficacy of a plant-based diet to improve glycemic control, body weight, and plasma lipids. His research team has also identified innovative dietary approaches to chronic pain, dysmenorrhea, vasomotor symptoms of menopause, and other conditions. He has written more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2018, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia named Dr. Barnard the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.

As a Lifetime Member of the American Medical Association and Delegate in the AMA House of Delegates, Dr. Barnard has authored a number of resolutions on nutrition and health that are now part of AMA policy. The nonprofit Barnard Medical Center provides primary care with a special focus on nutrition and prevention. In his active practice, Dr. Barnard works with patients with diabetes, obesity, and other conditions in clinical research protocols.

Ida Bergstrom, MD (At-large Director, 2024-2025)

Name: Ida Bergstom, MD

Practice: Farragut Medical

Bio: Dr. Ida Bergstrom is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She specializes adult primary care with a special interest in primary care/preventative health, immunizations and travel medicine. She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages and often starts seeing them when they age out of their pediatrician. She believes in a collaborative approach to medicine where the patient is central in any decision-making process. Since 2020, Dr Bergstrom has had a particular interest in SARS-CoV-Z and, more specifically, “Long COVlD.” While not a post-viral syndrome expert, she is interested in this subject matter and has coordinated care for many with these diverse and varied symptoms. Dr. Bergstrom grew up mostly in Washington, DC and graduated from Denison University in Ohio. Her father was in the Foreign Service and she lived and traveled abroad throughout her childhood. This was the foundation for her passion for travel which later met her love of medicine. She received her medical training and received a medical degree (MD) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University in 1999. She continued at Georgetown to pursue a Primary Care Fellowship while also obtaining her MBA degree. She began working at Farragut Medical and Travel Care in 2002 and prides herself in providing outstanding customer service and using the most current medical recommendations when she delivers care to her patients.

 E.W. Emanuel, MD (At-large Director, 2023-2024)EW Emanuel 150x150

Name: E.W. Emanuel, MD, FACOG

Practice: Permanente Medicine

Bio: While in residency, I began to understand how fragmented and fee-driven care has become in America. At the same time, I learned about Kaiser Permanente and the value it placed on wellness and prevention and on the physician’s judgment for doing the right thing at the right time for each patient. I knew that was where I wanted to practice medicine. All these years later, I am still confident that I made the right choice. I am part of Pride Medical at Capitol Hill Medical Center, which offers LGBTQ+ patients access to primary care providers and specialists with additional clinical expertise in LGBTQ+ care. Pride Medical is an optional, additional site of care for LGBTQ+ patients. Any patient 18 years or older can make an appointment with the Pride Medical clinical team.


 Anthony Ibe, MD (At-large Director, 2024-2025) A Ibe 150x150

Name: Anthony Ibe, MD, ABFM, FRCOG

Practice: Ibe Medical Associates

Bio: Dr. Ibe is residency-trained in family medicine and certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Ibe is also residency-trained in obstetrics and gynecology and certified by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecology.

 Michael Knight, MD (At-large Director, 2024-2025)

Name: Michael Knight, MD

Bio: Dr. Knight completed undergraduate studies at Oakwood University, and obtained his medical degree with special qualifications in biomedical research from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. During medical school, he participated in the yearlong Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health, where his research focused on metabolic disease and obesity in women of African descent. He then completed residency in Internal Medicine, with special training in Obesity Medicine, at NewYork Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.

He continued his training at the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. While there, he completed a Masters in Health Policy Research, received training in Lean Six Sigma, and led quality improvement and patient safety efforts in patient and provider communication, adverse event review, and transitions of care. He continued his training as a visiting fellow at The Joint Commission, where he focused on culture of safety development and sentinel event review.

 Peter Lavine, MD (AMA Delegate, 2023-2024) P Lavine 150x150

Name: Peter E. Lavine, MD

Practice: Orthopaedic Surgery Sports & Performing Arts Medicine

Bio: Peter E. Lavine, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon who graduated from Georgetown University Medical Center, where he received outstanding training in general orthopaedic surgery, total joint surgery, and sports medicine – especially in the areas of shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery. After his residency, he studied at the prestigious AO International Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland where his in depth training focused on hip surgery, trauma/fracture management, preservation of young adult hips with dysplasia, osteotomies, and adult reconstruction/total joint surgery. Dr. Lavine is an AO International Fellow Alumni and has been a table instructor for training fellow orthopaedic surgeons.  Peter E. Lavine, MD is the President of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, the renowned international organization for research and the treatment of dance medicine injuries. Dr. Lavine cares for numerous professional and pre-professional dancers.  Dr. Lavine has been a team physician for the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball All-star Team Germany Tournament, the Washington Diplomat Professional Soccer Team, and the on-site physician for the Washington DC Tennis Tournament. 

 Matthew Lecuyer, MD (AMA Alternate Delegate, 2023-2024) Lecuyer 150 x 150

Name: Matthew E. Lecuyer, MD, MPH

Practice: Children's National Hospital

Bio: Matthew Lecuyer, M.D., M.P.H., grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, completed an undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and medical school at the University of Massachusetts. He completed a residency in general pediatrics at Northwestern/Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and fellowship at Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Lecuyer's interests include health policy, medical education and child advocacy. In his free time, he enjoys running, Disney and travel.

 Kirstiaan Nevin, MD (At-large Director, 2024-2025) K Nevin 150x150

Name: Kirstiaan Nevin, MD, FACOG 

Practice: Director, Division of Hereditary Cancer Screening / Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 

Bio: Dr Nevin is a native Washingtonian, born at GW Hospital. After her training and military service in the US Navy completed, she entered private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology. For a short time she worked in the Shenandoah Valley and then returned to DC in 2003. In 2020, she joined MedStar Georgetown University OB/GYN and the faculty of the School of Medicine. She enjoys her time with her patients and teaching the medical students and residents rotating through the department. When not working, she likes to spend time with her husband of 31 years, daughter and 2 Shih Tzus. 

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Fun Fact: Although Dr Nevin does enjoy some cultured interests, she has a definite weak spot for early Adam Sandler movies. Her family will attest to her quoting particular dialogue from time to time.... 

 Ashesh Patel, MD (President, 2024) Patel150 x 150

Name: Ashesh Patel, MD

Practice: Ashesh Patel, MD, PC

Bio: Dr. Patel was born in Columbus, Ohio, earned a BA in political science and medical degree from University of Cincinnati and completed Internal Medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital. He has been a clinical faculty member in GW Dept of Medicine, a member of MSDC and in private primary care practice for over 20 years. Dr. Patel is a past Governor of American College of Physicians, DC chapter. His interests include health policy and evidence-based medicine and he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 Klint Peebles, MD (At-large Director, 2023-2024)  


Name: Klint Peebles, MD FAAD

Practice: Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Bio: Dr. Klint Peebles is a board-certified dermatologist, having completed residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a medical internship and medical school at Vanderbilt University, and undergraduate studies concentrating in neuroscience at Vanderbilt. Dr. Peebles was born and raised in Philadelphia, Mississippi with parents in the healthcare system (a nurse and pharmacist) working in the Indian Health Service. Dr. Peebles is actively engaged with advocacy efforts and organized medicine with involvement in the American Medical Association and numerous leadership roles in the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Peebles has particular expertise and research experience in sexual and gender diverse health and a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Peebles has a calico cat, Neo, and a yorkie-shih tzu mix, Mochi.

Social media: Twitter @drklintpeebles

Fun fact: Dr. Peebles is an admirer of all animals and can frequently be found feeding squirrels throughout the District. Also loves to bake (gingerbread cookies and carrot cake are the highlights) and play the piano.


 Desiree Pineda, MD (At-large Director, 2024-2025) JD Pineda 150x150

Name: J. Desiree Pineda, MD, FACP

Practice: Desiree Pineda, MD, PC

Bio: Dr. J. Desiree Pineda completed a Endocrinology Fellowship at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDKK) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  She served as a Lieutenant Commander for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  Completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Connecticut Health Center.   A native Washingtonian - born in. GW and lived in 16th st- 
Diplomatic family moved to the  Dominican Republic where she graduated cum laude as Doctor of Medicine.  After medical school she conducted research as a National Service Award Fellow at the National Institute of Health. Third generation Washingtonian medical doc. Dr. Pineda has been in private practice in DC since 1993.  She is a Past President of Medical Society of the District of Columbia and a past American Medical Association Delegate for DC. She has one son in college and one Coton de Tulear dog.

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Fun fact: Dr. Pineda is a tango dancer - "'til late at night" - ( tango parties are called " milongas" ). She also makes unique jewelry pieces.

Meghan Schott, DO (AMA Alternate Delegate, 2023-2024)

Name: Meghan Schott, DO

Bio: Meghan Schott, D.O., completed a psychiatry residency at Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She then pursued a child psychiatry fellowship at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Ill., part of the Northwestern Medical Center. Dr. Schott's prime interests include medical education and teaching at all levels, as well as emergency psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

 Raymond Tu, MD (AMA Delegate, 2023-2024) R Tu 150x150

Name: Raymond K. Tu, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R.

Title and Practice: Chief Medical Officer, MedStar Family Choice-DC
Neuroradiologist, MedStar Medical Group

Bio: Raymond K Tu, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R., is both a member of the MMGR Franklin Square and MedStar’s leadership teams as Chief Medical Officer of the MedStar Family Choice-DC health plan. Dr. Tu is a recognized health policy expert who has been an invited speaker on Medicaid and Health Equity at the annual meetings of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American Society of Neuroradiology. He advises the DC Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Novitas, the American Medical Association committees of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel and Resource Based Relative Value Scale (the “RUC”). In addition, he served on the Mayor Bowser’s District of Columbia Commission on Health Care Transformation, DC Board of Medicine, and has held leadership positions with the DC Metropolitan Radiological Society, Medical Society of the District of Columbia, and 3 District hospitals. Dr. Tu’s breadth of experience supports the mission, vision and values of MedStar Health and MedStar Family Choice-DC.

Social media: Twitter @RayTu10

Fun Fact: A social soul, friendly and approachable

 Dock Winston, MD (President-Elect, 2024) D Winston 150x150

Name: Dock G. Winston, MD, MPH

Practice: Permanente Medicine

Bio: I was drawn to join the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group for the same reasons I became a physician: an opportunity to work along side talented, forward-thinking, driven individuals dedicated to improving the health and, ultimately, the quality of life of their patients. As a general urologist, I am interested in treating all areas of urology, including enlarged prostate, lower urinary tract symptoms, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, and basic oncology.


Robert Hay, Jr., CAE (ex officio)
Executive Vice President
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