DC COVID Clinician Champions Program (DCCCP)

DC COVID Clinician Champions Program (DC CCP)

 

The COVID-19 Clinician Champion Program (DC CCCP) is a partnership between DC Health and MSDC to provide a cadre of medical experts who can serve as speakers during meetings and events focused on COVID-19 and the importance and science behind the COVID-19 vaccine. Each physician has different areas of expertise and can address a number of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To learn more about each physician, click on their name or the arrow next to their name. To request a physician to speak at your meeting or event, click here.

 

 

Physician Speakers

 Anjula Agrawal, MD, FACP

Agrawal 150 x 150Specialty: Internal medicine/preventative care

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: various groups especially Asian American, senior, parent, and student groups

Additional information: I have tested patients for COVID-19 disease since early in the pandemic with an understanding of the nuances and best testing choice for a group or patient situation. I have worked with businesses and schools to assist in reopening planning during the pandemic.

 Hana Akselrod, MD, MPH

Dr. Hana AkselrodSpecialty: Infectious disease

Languages spoken fluently: English, Russian

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: community workers, health care workers, social workers, educators, international travelers.

Additional information: I help conduct research studies on COVID-19, including assisting with vaccine trials. I am a founding director of the GW COVID-19 Recovery Clinic.

 Andrea Anderson, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Andrea AndersonSpecialty: Family medicine, advocacy,, healthy policy, and health equity. 

Languages spoken fluently: English, Spanish

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Latino and immigrant populations, African-American groups, parents and school groups, public health groups, medical students, academic groups, Wards 5/6/7/8 residents, policymakers, elected officials.

Additional information: I am the Chair of the Board of Medicine and the Associate Chief of Family Medicine at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 Sahil Angelo, MD

Dr. Sahil AngeloSpecialty: Internal medicine, public health, global health, policy, advocacy, health disparities, and health equity.

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Policymakers and elected officials, teenagers, clergy members, educators, non-profit organizations

Additional information: I formerly was a Research Associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. I am also a medical Resident, so I am a newer physician.

 Maria G. Aramburu de la Guardia, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Maria AramburuSpecialty: General pediatrics, community pediatrics, and child advocacy

Languages spoken fluently: English, Spanish

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: teenagers and their parents, Ward 4/7/8 residents, Hispanic populations, children and parent organizations, Georgetown patients

Additional information: I am also at faculty at Georgetown University.

 Milagros Ariza, MD, FAAP

Dr. Maria AramburuSpecialty: Pediatrics

Languages spoken fluently: English, Spanish

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Young adults and teenagers

Additional information: N/A

 Janice Blanchard, MD, PhD

Dr. Janice BlanchardSpecialty: Emergency medicine, health services research - racial disparities

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: African-Americans, health care workers, adults/elderly

Additional information: I have an interest in health disparities and vaccine hesitancy. 

 Melissa Clarke, MD

Dr. Melissa ClarkeSpecialty: Emergency medicine, population health, health equity

Languages spoken fluently: English, some Spanish

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Various audiences

Additional information: I do a streaming show about COVID every Monday at 9 PM on YouTube. I am a co-founder of the Black Coalition Against COVID.

 Julian Craig, MD

Dr. Melissa ClarkeSpecialty: Pulmonary disease

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Ward 7/8 patients, clergy, senior citizens, community health workers, and healthcare workers

Additional information: Past president of the Medical Society of DC

 Laurie E. Duncan, MBBS, FACP, MS

L Duncan 150x150Specialty: Internal Medicine and Epidemiology

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Ward 6 residents, older populations, racially diverse populations, meditation groups, those interested in integrative medicine, medical students.

Additional information: I trained in medicine in England. I have lived and worked domestically and internationally in epidemiology and internal medicine.

 Dan Ein, MD, FACP, FACAAI

Dr. Dan EinSpecialty: Internal Medicine - Allergy

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: various groups

Additional information: Past president of the Medical Society of DC

  E.W. Emanuel, MD

EW Emanuel 150x150Specialty: OB/GYN

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Information to come

Additional information: 2021 President of the Medical Society of DC

 

 Lisa K. Fitzpatrick, MD

lisa Fitzpatrick 150 x 150Specialty: Infectious disease, public health, population health

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Information to come

Additional information: N/A

 

  Anthony Ibe, MD

Dr. IbeSpecialty: Family medicine, gynecology

Languages spoken fluently: English, Igbo

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Various groups, Ward 5 residents

Additional information: N/A

  Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH

Dr. LinSpecialty: Family medicine, preventative health

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: all audiences

Additional information: N/A

 Kirstiaan Nevin, MD

K Nevin 150x150Specialty: OB/GYN

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Pregnant women, Ward 2/3 residents, school and university communities

Additional Information: 2022 President of the Medical Society of DC

 

 Ashesh D. Patel, MD, FACP

Dr. Ashesh PatelSpecialty: Internal medicine/primary care

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Information to come

Additional information: N/A

 J. Desiree Pineda, MD, FACP

Dr. Desiree PinedaSpecialty: Endocrinology - internal medicine

Languages spoken fluently: English, Spanish

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Spanish-speaking audiences

Additional information: Member of the DC Health Scientific Advisory Committee for the safe distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. 

 Raymond Pla, MD

Dr. Raymond PlaSpecialty: Anesthesiology 

Languages spoken fluently: English, some Spanish

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Ward 6/7/8 residents and patients, teenagers

Additional information: One of the first healthcare workers to receive COVID vaccine in DC

 Sarah Schaffer DeRoo, MD

Dr. Schaffer DeRooSpecialty: Pediatrics, primary care

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Parents of children living in DC

Additional information: N/A

 Aisha Terry, MD, MPH

Dr. Aisha TerrySpecialty: Emergency medicine

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: various District groups.

Additional information: N/A

 Gloria Wilder, MD, MPH

Dr. Gloria WilderSpecialty: Community pediatrics, health equity

Languages spoken fluently: English

I can especially speak about the vaccine to: Ward 7/8 residents, teenagers

Additional information: N/A