Leadership 2019

Peter RheinsteinPRESIDENT – Peter Rheinstein, M.D., J.D., FAAFP, FCLM (2019) Over 25 years at FDA, Dr. Rheinstein was responsible for implementing laws governing prescription drug promotion and generic drug approval. He is President of Severn Health Solutions and the Publisher of Discovery Medicine. He is Chairman of the United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council and the American Board of Legal Medicine. He is a Past President of the Drug Information Association (DIA) and the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins U School of Medicine and U of Maryland School of Law. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Legal Medicine.
John UmhauVICE PRESIDENT & PRESIDENT-ELECT – John Umhau, M.D. (2019)
CCDR John Umhau serves with the United States Public Health Service at the FDA in the Division of Psychiatric Products, and practices addiction medicine at the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital as well as at alcoholrecoverymedicine.com. Previously he served as Clinical Director for the White river Indian Hospital in Arizona and as a Senior Clinical Investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He has authored numerous papers on nutritional neuroscience, violence, suicide and alcoholism. CDR Umhau developed a technique using positron emission tomography to estimate the human brain requirement for the essential omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid and has a special interest in the effect of diet on neuroinflammation and psychopathology. He earned a BS at Davidson College, a MD at Wake Forest University and a MPH at Johns Hopkins University, and is a certified physician executive. He completed a residency in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
Carl GundersonSECRETARY – Carl Gunderson, M.D. (2020)
Dr. Gunderson is professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University. He spent 34 years in the Army Medical Department, the last 16 years as Chief of Neurology and Program Director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and 10 years as Chairman of the Neurology Department at the Uniformed Services University.
Angeline LazarusMEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR - Angeline Lazarus, MD, MACP, FCCP (2020)
Dr. Angeline Lazarus is a pulmonologist . She graduated from Madras University at Madurai Medical College in Madurai, India. She migrated to the United States and completed her internship and residency, joined the United States Navy and completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. She is a retired Navy Captain. She continued academic practice as a civilian at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. She recently retired and practices as a voluntary physician. She is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) at Bethesda, MD and continues to be active in teaching. She received the Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher award by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the James Leonard Teaching Excellence award from USUHS, and other teaching awards. She received Mastership designation by the ACP. She has participated in short term mission trips (medical and nonmedical) to India, China, Tanzania, and Albania. She has been an invited speaker at several national and international meetings.
Joseph D. Piorkowski, Jr.TREASURER – Joseph D. Piorkowski, Jr., D.O., J.D., MPH, FCPM, FCLM (2021)
Dr. Piorkowski served as a Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps for over 25 years until his retirement with the rank of Captain in 2005. He is board certified in Aerospace Medicine and Family Practice. Dr. Piorkowski is also an attorney with extensive experience representing physicians, scientists, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and medical device product manufacturers in a wide range of litigation. Dr. Piorkowski has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center since 1992 and also as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Georgetown University of Medical Center from 1995 to 2004.
Dr. Kimmel served as Professor, and Director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at George Washington University, and was Director of Education at the American Society of Nephrology. He currently is Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University and Senior Advisor, Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.
Bryan ArlingDIRECTOR – Bryan Arling, M.D., FACP (2025)
Dr. Arling is a general internist who has been in private practice in the Washington, DC area for over 30 years. He has been on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC for 15 years. He is one of the expert panel of physicians on the U.S. News and World Report web page under Health and Medicine.
Barry ThompsonDIRECTOR – Barry Thompson, M.D. (2021)
Dr. Thompson served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force as a physician-geneticist. Upon retirement in 1998, he continued as the Director, Center for Medical and Molecular Genetics Armed Forces Institute of Pathology until 2001. After serving as a consultant at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, he was selected to be the first Medical Director at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. He is Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University.

Committee Chairs 2019

Admissions CommitteeRenata Greenspan (2022)admissionschair@acadmeddc.org
Audit CommitteeStephan Ladisch (2022)auditchair@acadmeddc.org
Constitution & Bylaws CommitteeJeffrey Kopp (2024)bylawschair@acadmeddc.org
Medical Schools CommitteeRandy Howe III, M.D., J.D. (2021)medschoolchair@acadmeddc.org
Nominations CommitteeMarva Moxey-Mims (2023)nominationschair@acadmeddc.org
Program CommitteeAce Lipson (2021)programchair@acadmeddc.org
Website CommitteeCharles Macri (2022)webchair@acadmeddc.org

Last Updated: March 2, 2020