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”
Online Lecture – August
We invite you to zoom in on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 7PM for a lecture and discussion by Vatsal Thakkar, MD.
The title of his lecture is Vitamin D Status Linked to Covid-19 outcomes—How a Protective Factor Might Be Just Under the Skin
Dr. Thakkar is a board certified psychiatrist, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Executive and Medical Director of Solstice Psychiatric Consulting, LLC in Westport, CT. He is also Founder and President of Reimbursify, LLC, a digital health technology company providing software to file out-of-network health insurance claims.
A link for the Zoom meeting and a phone in number has been sent out to all members by email. If you did not received an email, login to the website and a link will appear on the right side which you can click to display a copy of the email.
Dr. Thakkar had an article published in the Wall Street Journal on April16, 2020 and you can view it here:
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.
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:
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.
Membership dues 2020
1/1/2020 – You can pay your 2020 Membership Dues online.
You must first log in to your account. Then navigate to the page where you can pay:
Members Only -> Dues and Reservations
Follow the instructions there.
Be sure to choose the 2020 payment option – the dates do not match up with the calendar year, but run through January of the following year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.