News Archive

March 21, 2022

There are many factors that can keep a person at their job: an excellent employer, a great mission, or wonderful coworkers. For Pearl Williams, a registered medical assistant at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, it’s the people.

March 11, 2022

As TikTok has become one of the most widely used social media platforms, millions of mostly teenagers regularly log on for skin care advice, which, more often than not, comes from "skinfluencers," aestheticians, and others who are not dermatologists.

March 8, 2022

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Sterling, MD, FAAOS, FAOA, as the new chair of GW’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In this role, Sterling will…

March 3, 2022

TikTok users seeking deep tans are using a questionable method: spraying self-tanning products up their noses, and then lying in the sun or in a tanning bed.

February 24, 2022

While contestants on weight loss shows seem to easily shed pounds, dealing with obesity – and its myriad accompanying health issues – is not as simple. Obesity is a multifactorial and treatable disease, says Marijane Hynes, MD, clinical professor of medicine and founder of the Weight Loss Clinic…

February 23, 2022

Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Adam Friedman (Professor and Chair of Dermatology who serves as Associate Residency Program Director, Director of Translational Research, and Director of the Supportive Oncodermatology…

February 23, 2022

Among the cancer screenings you should regularly get after age 40, colorectal cancer, a stealthy disease that can have zero symptoms in its early stages, is one of the most important. Matthew Ng, MD, assistant clinical professor of surgery at the George Washington University Medical Faculty…

February 17, 2022

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Universal Health Services (UHS) along with George Washington University and Children’s National Hospital broke ground on the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health in Ward 8 at the St. Elizabeths East Campus.

February 8, 2022

In the U.S., by contrast, up to 95% of adolescents experience at least mild acne — a condition that often persists well into middle age. Rates of acne are similar in many other Western nations, and the rest of the world is catching up quickly. According to a 2021 study in the British Journal of…

February 7, 2022

Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Vishal A. Patel, (fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who serves as Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the GW Cancer Center and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the GW…