Announcing the GUMC Search Committee

September 13, 2023

Dear Colleagues:

It has been wonderful to share these opening days and weeks of the semester with all of you. As we begin this fall semester, I write to provide an update on our search for our next leader of the Medical Center and share with you details on our search committee.

Our Committee chair will be Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, (new window) Distinguished University Professor, Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research, and Senior Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Adams-Campbell for agreeing to chair this Committee.

Joining her on the Committee are members of our faculty and academic leadership from a diverse range of disciplines, colleagues from MedStar Health, and members of our Board of Directors.

Paul Almeida, PhD, MBA (new window)
Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, McDonough School of Business
Steve Evans, MD (new window)
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for MedStar Health, Professor of Surgery
Patrick Forcelli, PhD (new window)
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
Mary Furlong, MD (new window)
Professor, Interim Academic Chair, Department of Pathology and Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Director of the Office of Medical Education, School of Medicine
Nady Golestaneh, PhD, MSc (new window) 
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology, Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology
Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH (new window)
Professor and Director, Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS) and Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Georgetown University and DC Veterans Administration Hospitals and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH (new window)
Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security
Jan LaRocque, PhD (new window)
Associate Professor, Department of Human Science, School of Health
Bruce Luxon, MD, PhD (new window)
Professor, Chair, Department of Medicine
Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, PhD (new window)
Professor, Chair, Department of Neuroscience
John Marshall, MD (new window)
Physician Executive Director, MedStar Washington DC Integrated Hematology Oncology Division; Director, The Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers; Frederick P. Smith Endowed Chair; Chief Medical Officer, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center
Sue Mulroney, PhD (new window)
Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology, Associate Dean for Preclinical Sciences and Interdisciplinary Medical Programs, and President, Faculty Senate
Timothy O’Neill (new window) (L’77)
Georgetown University Board of Directors
Michelle Roett (M’03), MD, MPH, FAAFP (new window)
Professor and Chair of Family Medicine, Founding Director of the GU Center for Health Equity, Director of DC AHEC at GUMC, Clinical Chief, Family Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Jeanne Ruesch (new window)
Georgetown University Board of Directors
Hillary Sale, JD (new window)
Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Leadership and Corporate Governance; Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business
Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD (new window)
Director of Pellegrino Center, Professor of Medicine, David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics
Carlo Tornatore, MD (new window)
Professor and Chair of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center, Chairman and Neurologist-in-Chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Physician Executive Director for Neurology at MedStar Health
Sarah Vittone, DBe, MSN, MA, RN (new window)
Associate Professor; Senior Program Director for Undergraduate Studies and Masters Entry Programs, School of Nursing; Bioethics Consultant-Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Myriam Vuckovic, PhD (new window)
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, School of Health
Neil J. Weissman, MD (new window)
Professor of Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer, MedStar Health

Our University Secretary, Marie Mattson, will support the Committee along with the firm Isaacson, Miller, who will be assisting in our search.

I wish to thank each of our colleagues for their willingness to serve and support this important work for the future of our Medical Center and our University.


John J. DeGioia