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Early Career Physicians

Early career physicians and medical students are the future of medicine and they have unique needs, interests and challenges. Early Career Physicians (ECP) is a section dedicated to early career physicians and medical student section. 

Purpose: support the development of the early career physician and physicians in training as advocates for the betterment of public health through education, networking, leadership development and programming surrounding the unique needs of the early career physician

Chair: Matthew Lecuyer, MD, Angela Wu, MD, and Nicholas Leighton

If you would like to get involved in the Section, sign up here.   

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Reaching Residency Series

In July and August 2022, MSDC's Early Career Physician Section held a three-part webinar series with advice and information on preparing for residency applications. All three sessions were led by local physicians with years of experience working with medical students and residents.

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Have questions? Contact us at 202-466-1800 or email

Early Career Physicians Section Activities

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The District has some of the best physician and healthcare minds in the world, so why not learn from them on wellbeing?

MSDC has created a roundtable of physician wellness champions at prominent health systems and practices to share how they are building healthier lives and practices in 2022. Each participant will share some of the initiatives they are leading in lifestyle medicine and open the discussion to you to get your feedback and questions. This program is for all (or no) practices types, as we want you to get great ideas on how to make practical changes to your physician lifestyle.

This is a free, one hour event that will provide your practice with relevant information to implement. Download the Healthy Physician app to more fully participate and network with other attendees.


J. Desiree Pineda, MD (moderator):  A native Washingtonian - born at 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.

Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA (speaker): Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA is the Director of the Kidney Stone Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an Associate Professor of Urology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Executive Director of the MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing. The MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing (MCW) was launched to further develop and promote an innovative and supportive wellbeing culture that prioritizes optimal health, professional fulfillment, and quality of life for MedStar Health associates and providers.

Brad B. Moore, MD, MPH (speaker) is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Lifestyle Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine. He directs the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and the Lifestyle Medicine Track within the Internal Medicine Residency Program at GW. His research focuses on physical activity motivation and his practice focuses on chronic disease prevention and reversal through optimization of diet, physical activity, sleep and stress management. He is passionate about training the next generation of physicians to make lifestyle the foundation of the care they provide to patients.

Lorenzo Norris, MD (speaker): Lorenzo Norris, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief Wellness Officer at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to being the director of Consult Liaison Psychiatry, Dr. Norris is also the director of the George Washington University Cancer Survivorship Center, a multi-disciplinary care center comprised of practitioners from the departments of Psychiatry, Nutrition, Palliative Care, Exercise Science, Integrative Medicine and Patient Resource Navigation. The center's mission focuses on optimizing quality of life for those in various phases of their cancer treatment. The Center is a direct extension of the excellent oncology care patients receive at the Medical Faculty Associates.

This event is supported by MSDC wellness partner Vida Fitness.



MSDC Mentorship Program

Do you want to help guide the next generation of physicians? Complete this short form and be paired with a mentee looking for your expertise.