Welcome from the Executive Vice President

Ed Healton sits in his office at his desk

Welcome to Georgetown University Medical Center.

The Medical Center consists of the School of Medicine (founded in 1851), the School of Nursing & Health Studies, biomedical research and biomedical graduate education, and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

I am responsible for advancing the Medical Center’s educational, service and research missions, and in partnership with the leadership of MedStar Health, our clinical partner, supporting our patient care mission.

The Medical Center is focused on four key areas to advance its strategic goals and to define the mission of Georgetown medicine: increasing financial aid for students; preparing physician-scientists and medical students to be in the vanguard in the emerging field of systems medicine; advancing scientific understanding and human health through biomedical research; and improving access to quality health care for all patient populations, both at home and around the world.

Welcome to Georgetown University Medical Center online. I hope you find useful information and stories that will inspire you.

Edward B. Healton, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences
Executive Dean, School of Medicine