2024 Capital Healthcare Honors March 13, 2024 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM


National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, USA

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The Capital Healthcare Honors celebrates the annual MSDC award recipients. These honorees represent the best of medicine and are being recognized for their contributions to medicine, DC residents, and the Medical Society.

The fourth annual Capital Healthcare Honors will take place on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM. We will be celebrating our honorees in a venue as historic and respectable as our honorees. A dinner ticket includes a three course dinner, parking, and open-bar reception (including non-alcoholic beverages). Our evening begins with beverages and networking at our reception with honorees, followed by dinner and awards.

Certificate of Meritorious Service

Certificate of Meritorious Service (in recognition of distinguished service to the medical profession). Dr. Gregory Argyros is being recognized for 12 years of leadership at MedStar Health, overseeing MedStar’s growth in DC, especially at Washington Hospital Center. Under his leadership, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has become a world class hospital facility, winning numerous awards. Prior to arriving at MedStar, he spent 25 years in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army including serving as the chief of medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a frequent chair and member of District-wide health commissions and task forces.

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award (in recognition of distinguished service to the Medical Society). Dr. Raymond Tu currently serves MSDC as Treasurer and AMA Delegate. He served as MSDC President in 2018-19 during which MSDC expanded its membership and outreach to new areas. He is being recognized for his dedication to the Medical Society for fundraising, financial oversight, and public health knowledge.

Dr. Charles H. Epps III Community Service Award

Dr. Charles H. Epps, III Community Service Award (in recognition of outstanding public service to the community) Dr. Walter Faggett is being honored for his leadership in Med-Chi DC, Ward 8 Health Council, DC Department of Health, and National Medical Association. He has stewarded the community and worked with multiple health systems and non-profits and has been called on to assist with numerous DC health crises during his long medical career. He previously served as the chief medical officer of the DC Department of Health and is a past president of Med-Chi DC.

John Benjamin Nichols Award #1

John Benjamin Nichols Award (in recognition of outstanding contributions toward improving the health of the community)
Retiring from the DC Council this year, the Honorable Vincent Gray is a long-time supporter of the Washington community, DC physicians and MSDC. He addressed health disparities in DC by pushing for universal pre-Kindergarten and support from birth-to-3, Produce Rx, and prior authorization reform. Councilmember Gray is the first DC Mayor, first Council Chair, and second Councilmember to win this prestigious award.

John Benjamin Nichols Award #2

John Benjamin Nichols Award (in recognition of outstanding contributions toward improving the health of the community). Bread for the City and DC Green's Produce Rx program are being recognized for their partnership to expand access to healthy foods in the District, especially “east of the river.” The Produce Rx program is a major DC initiative to prescribe fruits and vegetables to patients, and Bread for the City connects patients, providers, and grocery stores to expand food access.

Venue Details


Current rates
MSDC Active Member $275 (table rate $2,750, 1/2 table $1,375)

MSDC Associate Member $325 (table $3,250, 1/2 table $1,625)

Medical Student $150

MSDC Other Member Type $400 (table $4,000, 1/2 table $2,000)

Non-member physician $400 (table $4,000, 1/2 table $2,000)

Non-member non-physician $550 (table $5,550, 1/2 table $2,750)

All prices increase by $100 after February 29.


Run of show

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Networking reception. Guests will enjoy appetizers and an open bar (including non-alcoholic beverages) while chatting with other attendees. In addition to awardees, DC government officials, hospital and health system leaders, physicians, and other healthcare leaders will be in attendance to meet.

7:00 - 9:30 PM Dinner and awards. Our four awards will be presented after you take your seat, with a delicious dinner and dessert service served in between presentations. 


Companies interested in having their brand associated with this prestigious event, or those interested in place congratulatory ads or advertising, can contact Sean Handerhan at partnership@msdc.org or 703-731-19O7.

Additional Details

DRESS CODE: Business attire


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