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President 2023-2024

Neelam Khan, MD

Dr. Neelam Khan is a Board-certified Dermatologist working in downtown DC at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, founded by the legendary Dr. Tina Alster. Dr. Khan specializes in both cosmetic, laser, and medical dermatology and is recognized as a “Top Doctor” for Dermatology by Washington Magazine. 


Dr. Khan attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree, completed a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained both her Masters of Science and Doctorate of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, before pursuing her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate in New York City. 


Dr. Khan serves on leadership committees for both the Women’s Dermatologic Society and Skin of Color Society and mentors many medical students and residents in dermatology. She is an avid fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine, and Washington DC Dermatological Society. 


In her spare time, Dr. Khan enjoys spending time in Georgetown with her husband and one year old son, Shah.


Treasurer 2023-2024

Jay Khanna, MD

Jay Khanna, MD, is a board-certified, combined neurosurgical and orthopedic fellowship-trained spine surgeon whose clinical practice is based at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, part of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute.

In addition to his clinical and academic work, Dr. Khanna serves as Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is also the Physician Executive Director for MedStar Orthopaedic Institute which has oversight for orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and musculoskeletal health programs at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and MedStar St. Mary's Hospital. Through these roles, he collaborates closely with numerous excellent spine and orthopedic surgeons to provide best-in-class care to his patients and many others in and around the Washington, D.C. region.

Dr. Khanna's clinical interests include the treatment of a wide range of spine pathologies using techniques ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex spinal reconstructions. Many of the patients that he sees are first treated with non-operative measures such as medications, physical therapy, and interventional pain management modalities before surgical options are considered.


Vice President 2023-2024

Vivian M. Fraga, MD

Vivian Fraga was born in Cuba, and her family moved to the US in 1961 and she grew up in Alexandria Virginia. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating in 1981. Vivian completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown in 1985. She is board and re-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She initially entered practice with Dr’s Liverett, Erkenbeck, Skilling, & Kowalski and was a partner in that group until 1995. She then left to open a solo practice in Chevy Chase. She practiced obstetrics for 30 years and transitioned to only gynecology in 2014.

Vivian has been on the attending staff at both Georgetown University Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital and held an academic appointment as clinical assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecologist at Georgetown University from 1987 to 2014. Currently, she limits her hospital services to Sibley Hospital. She has been honored by the Washingtonian magazine as a Top Doctor every year since 1990.

Vivian has been an active participant and supporter of Georgetown School of Medicine since her graduation; she was a medical student lecturer in gynecology from 1991 to 1994 and served on the search committee for the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown in 1997. She was a member of the admissions committee from 1984 to 2016, and served on the Medical Alumni Board from 1993 to 1999 and the Georgetown University Alumni Association Board of Governors from 1994 to 2000. In recognition to her service to the School of Medicine and its alumni, Vivian received the Founders Award from Georgetown University Alumni Association in 1998 and the 1820 Graduate Alumni Service Award in 2012.

Vivian is married to James Spies, an M80 Georgetown graduate, and they have two adult children, Vivian and Ana Cristina. She is a proud Cuban American and is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys traveling, dancing, entertaining, and just having fun.

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Historian 2023-2024

John  A. Long Jr, MD FACR

John is a second-generation GTCS member, whose first meeting was the May Outing of 1973 at the Washingtonian Site on 270 in Maryland.


John went to Georgetown Medical School from 1969-1973; did a Medical Internship and then a Radiology Residency at MGH, Fellowship at UCSF, and also served in the PHS as an NIH Staff radiologist. Following this he was a partner in a Radiology practice at Arlington Hospital for 28 years and a Clinical Professor of Radiology at GUMC. Other work followed at The Reston Hospital and also with Kaiser Mid Atlantic. He retired in 2021.


He has served in all the GTCS executive positions and was also a second-generation GUMC graduate and Radiologist. He has 3 sons; two lawyers and another Georgetown physician, who is an Orthopedic surgeon at the Huntington Hospital in LA. 


John has been married to his wife Janet for 50 years. Janet is a Silversmith at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda. In his spare time, John has crafted pens and pipes, Christmas bell straps, and many other things. He is an avid gardener, and reader, and has a continued interest in scuba diving and travel. He has done over 800 dives. He is also the historian for the local radiology society.

 John has also been a GTCS Historian since 2012 and has enjoyed the role. He has been GTCS Physician of the Year, was awarded Georgetown's Vicennial and Founder's awards, and has been a top physician numerous times in DC, MD, and VA. He has been Counselor to the local Radiologic Society and represented it nationally with resolutions numerous times. He is a fellow of the ACR and was president of the GTCS in 1994.

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