Diversity and Inclusion

A Top Priority .

At Georgetown we embrace diversity in our residency, our faculty, and our community. We understand that an inclusive academic program will enrich our learning environment and improve care of the patients we serve. Our program is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of residents and faculty.  Our team welcomes members of all ages, ethnicities, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dynamic Curriculum .

Diversity and inclusion permeates all aspects of our curriculum.  Every clinical shift our residents have the opportunity to care for and learn from a profoundly diverse patient population.  We offer elective rotations focused on the care of unique populations. During didactics, we address the importance of diversity and inclusion via lectures, journal clubs, workshops, small group discussions, and simulation.  We highlight the importance of understanding and mitigating implicit bias.

Grand Rounds – Dr Nicole Franks – Emory

Faculty Lecture – Dr JV Nable – 4th Year EM Clerkship Director

Dr Talia Migdal (EM-3), Dr Jessica Palmer, and Dr David Carlberg

Grand Rounds – Dr Pam Lotke – Washington Hospital Center OBGYN Faculty

Journal Club - Lee P, Le Saux M, Siegel R, Goyal M, Chen C, Ma Y, Meltzer AC. Racial and ethnic disparities in the management of acute pain in US emergency departments: Meta-analysis and systematic review. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Sep;37(9):1770-1777.

Implicit Association Tests, Micro-Lectures, Small Group Discussions, and Large Group Discussions Facilitated by Beth Pontius, MD, and Dave Carlberg, MD

Grand Rounds Special Simulation – Jason Rotoli, MD – University of Rochester EM

Fellow Lecture – Sarah Goldman, MD, Health Policy

Journal Club - Goddu AP, O’Connor KJ, et al.  Do Words Matter? Stigmatizing Language and the Transmission of Bias in the Medical Record.  J Gen Intern Med. 2018; 33: 685-691.

Journal Club - Maragh-Bass AC, Torain M.  Risks, Benefits, and Importance of Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Healthcare Settings: A Multi-Method Analysis of Patient and Provider Perspectives.  LGBT Health. 2017; 4: 141-152.

Journal Club - Tarraf W, Vega W, and Gonzalez H.  Emergency Department Services Use among Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Groups in the United States.  J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 August ; 16(4): 595–606.

Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Patrick Finan, MD, David Carlberg, MD, Diana Ladkany, MD, and Jessica Palmer, MD

Grand Rounds Lecture – Tamika Auguste, MD, Chair WHC OB/Gyn

Community Engagement .

Pre-Retreat Community Service

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland
  • Capital Area Food

One Hundred Clinicians Who Care

  • Philanthropic Giving Society Of MedStar Emergency Medicine Clinicians, Including EM Our Residents

Practicing in Underserved Areas

  • Zambia
  • Indian Health Service – Gallup, NM
  • Global Health Track

Georgetown's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Scholarship .

Women in Leadership .

Maryann Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, PhD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Joelle Borhart, MD

Associate Program Director

Bronson E Delasobera, MD

Medical Director, Medstar Health Urgent Care
Head Team Physician, Washington Capitals

Sonja DeVaul, MD

Assistant Chair, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Emergency Department

Rebecca Foster, MD

Assistant Chair Of Emergency Medicine, Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital

Jessica Galarraga, MD, MPH

Health Services Research Director, Health Policy Fellowship

Korin Hudson, MD, CAQ-SM

Program Director
Co-Head Team Physician Georgetown Athletics
Team Physician Washington Wizards

Kathryn Kellogg, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Diana Ladkany, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Kerri Layman, MD, RDMS

Chief, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Georgetown

Jasmine Malek, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Teresa Muns, DO

Chair, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Susan O'Mara, MD

Chair, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Department of Emergency Medicine

Jessica Palmer, MD

Assistant Program Director, EM Residency

Beth Pontius, MD

Assistant Program Director, EM Residency

Tina Rosenbaum, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Philippa Soskin, MD, MPP

Program Director, Health Policy Fellowship

Jennifer N. Thompson, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Kathryn Voss, MD

Program Director, Ultrasound Fellowship

Lindsey White, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Lauren Wiesner, MD

Vice Chair, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department