THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE of Washington, District of Columbia, Incorporated was organized in 1935 “for the advancement of the science and art of medicine and to promote the mutual exchange of knowledge between medical and other scientific groups.” Membership was specified as Limited to those who “shall be interested in Medicine and the Para-medical sciences and shall have made contributions to advancement in these fields”

Statement on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on healthcare and the physician-patient relationship.  What may be less obvious is the threat of the pandemic on the long-term delivery of personalized and accessible medical care. 

Hospital physicians, nurses, and other health care workers have been in the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 and have worked valiantly while under great duress and at personal peril.  

The Academy of Medicine Of Washington D.C. salutes these modern medical heroes.  

Statement on COVID-19

Winter 2023 Speaker Announcement

Dear Academy Members:

On behalf of the Program Committee, I have attached the announcement and biographic sketch on our speaker, Dr. Evan Lipson.

Please note that the RSVP date for our meeting is 16 JANUARY as set by the Cosmos Club.

To RSVP for the meeting go to the home page HTTPS:// Click on the 1 Feb 2023 meeting link on the right side of the page. Follow the prompts.

You can also email me at

For those of you who want to pay dues on line, the Webmaster is currently updating that page and it should be available within the week. 

To pay dues, Login, go to Members Only tab on top, right side of webpage, Click on Dues and Reservations and follow the prompts. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Wendy Bernstein, MD

Secretary Academy of Medicine, DC

Zoom Link

Wendy Bernstein, MD  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Academy of Medicine, DC Winter Meeting 1 February 2023 

Time: Feb 1, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Recording of Fall 2022 Meeting now available.
To view the presentation, please first login.
Recording of Spring 2022 Meeting now available.

To view the presentation, please first login.

Election 2022 – Results

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that our next Vice President/President-elect is Dr. Eric S. Marks.  Please take a minute to review Dr. Marks’ personal statement and vision for the Academy.

Election 2022 – Results

Membership dues 2022

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! We are off to a good start with two snow falls and more on the way. Omicron be dammed we have recruited excellent speakers to educate us, Dr. John Tisdale for the February Meeting and our own Dr. Georges Benjamin for the April Meeting. We are hoping for an in person meeting this spring, but time will tell. Safety of the members is our first priority.

We have proposed reduced dues again this year because of the lack of in-person meetings.

The website is ready to accept online payment. You must first log in to your account. Then click here or navigate to the page where you can pay:
Members Only -> Dues and Reservations
Follow the instructions there.

Be sure to choose the 2022 payment option.

If you prefer to pay by check there are instructions and an address at the bottom of the online payment page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wendy Bernstein, MD at or Joseph Piorkowski, MD at Thank you for your continued support of our worthy organization. 

Membership dues 2022

Meetings In 2022

To help our members plan ahead, here are the dates for all the regularly scheduled meetings in 2022. Please note that the Spring and Fall meetings had to be altered due to conflicts with graduation events at Howard and the Jewish High Holy Days.

Winter meeting 2 February 2022
Spring meeting13 April 2022
Fall meeting12 October 2022

Meetings In 2022

Academy Member in the News

Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC member, RADM Brian Monahan, physician to Congress, is recognized for his professional and apolitical handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the New York Times article from May 16, 2020:

See a video of his Update on Coronavirus from April 7th. Just click on the play button below. Or you can go to YouTube and view it there:

Academy Member in the News


Videos of the speakers at the last two meetings of the Academy of Medicine are now available to view online.

Dr. Maryland Pao was the speaker at the Fall 2019 Meeting and spoke on the topic: Will you remember me? Talking with adolescents about death and dying.

You can see Dr. Pao’s YouTube video by clicking on the play button below.

Dr. Stanley Rapoport was the speaker at the Spring 2019 Meeting and spoke on the topic: Medical Care and Civil Rights in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1965. You can view his video here.


Important Changes!

You can now pay your dues using a credit card or PayPal.

You must log in to your account first. Then go to your profile page – the link will appear next to the logout link once you have logged in. Please take a moment to check that your information is correct then scroll to the bottom of the page to pay your dues.

If you need help logging in please contact

Important Changes!