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November 23, 2021
John Shafer, education manager at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, is in a fortunate position: not only does he play a direct role in helping to shape the experiences of obstetrics and gynecology residents, but he also gets to watch these doctors learn and grow.
November 16, 2021
With November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, now is the time for a check-up and a discussion with a physician about testing and treatment options.
November 12, 2021
Faysal Haroun, MD, a hematology and oncology specialist with the George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates and the GW Cancer Center, as well as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, walks…
October 28, 2021
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. When it’s caught early, before it’s had the chance to spread, however, the five-year survival rate for patients is 99%.
October 11, 2021
Liver disease, which occurs in about 1 of every 10 Americans, can affect anyone at any age. October is Liver Health Awareness Month, meaning now is a good time to learn more about the range of liver diseases.
October 6, 2021
With October as National Eczema Awareness Month, now is a good time to give your skin a check-up and learn more about this common condition.
September 25, 2021
Climate change is not just a threat to the planet; it also directly affects the health of every person. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this shift in weather conditions intensifies some health issues while also creating new ones, and it can disproportionately impact…
September 16, 2021
In her more than a dozen years of experience at the George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), Executive Coordinator Gloria J. DeCosta has seen the physician practice go through immense growth. During the GW MFA’s expansion, DeCosta drew on her stores of flexibility and…
September 10, 2021
For patients diagnosed with skin cancer, particularly basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, one of the best treatment options can be Mohs surgery, a tissue-sparing, tumor-removal procedure. Vishal Patel, MD, assistant professor of dermatology and director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the…
September 6, 2021
​Veronica Plater, an administrative assistant at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, has borne witness to GW’s evolution since she joined the community in 1982.