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President 2022-2023

Esma Akin, MD

Dr. Esma Akin received her medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. She completed her Nuclear Medicine Residency at Georgetown University and her Diagnostic Radiology Residency also at Georgetown University. She is a Professor of Radiology and Medicine and the director of Nuclear Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center.


Dr. Akin has served as the president of the Washington DC chapter of the American College of Radiology and was the Gold Medal recipient by the ACR DCMRS in 2021. She is a current councilor for the ACR and is a member of the ACR Nominating Committee. Dr. Akin is recognized both internationally and nationally in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and has served the imaging community by leading numerous instructional courses and visiting professorships. She is a widely published author in the field of Nuclear Medicine, and is recognized for her research and scholarly presentations. She edited and authored the Nuclear Medicine textbook titled PET-CT Applications in Non-Neoplastic Conditions as well as authoring numerous molecular imaging textbook chapters. Medical student and resident education in particular are her passions. Dr. Akin was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award by the George Washington University Medical Center Department of Radiology as teacher of the year. 


Dr. Akin has served on various boards including as director of The American Board of Nuclear Medicine and the board of directors of the Maret School in Washington DC. She was president of Georgetown Clinical Society immediately after the pandemic in 2022–2023

Dr. Akin is the proud parent of two daughters, Yasemin Losee and Rima Losee.

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President 2018-2019

Zahide Erkmen, MD

Dr. Erkmen is a board certified radiologist with Certificate of Added Quality in Interventional Radiology.  She graduated from Princeton Univ., 1989, Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine, 1993, Radiology Residency, Univ. of  Connecticut, 1998, and Interventional Radiology Fellowship, GW Univ. Sch. of Medicine, 1999.  She has since practiced as an interventional radiologist for Adventist Health Care Imaging (formerly Shady Grove Radiology).  She has recently retired from IR, focusing on breast imaging and interventions, with her same group and hospital affiliations.


She is a proud mother of a 16-year-old son, whom she likes to spend as much time with when not at work.  Her hobbies include traveling, nature, reading, running/fitness, golf, scuba, and skiing.


President 2017-2018

Christopher Farrell, MD

Christopher Farrell, MD is a subspecialist in hip and knee replacement with the Atlantic General Health System, currently providing advanced orthopedic care to the lower Eastern Shore. Dr. Farrell has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the field and has been board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2008. He was a fellow in adult reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, after completing a knee fellowship in adult reconstruction and sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, also in New York. Dr. Farrell graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, DC, before entering his orthopedic surgery residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, in Rochester, MN. He practices alongside Dr. M. Sean Hooker at Atlantic General Orthopedic Surgery and provides surgical procedures at Atlantic General Hospital’s Center for Joint Surgery.


President 2015-2016

Nancy Ripp Clark, MD

Nancy Clark graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Biology in 1977 and from the GU School of Medicine in 1981. She completed her residency at the Washington Hospital Center in 1985 and is a board-certified OB/GYN. Now retired from private practice, she has been a volunteer physician at Mercy Health Clinic, a free clinic for uninsured low-income patients in Gaithersburg, MD for many years and has also served as its volunteer medical director.


Nancy served as President and in other leadership roles for the Georgetown Clinical Society, and is a longstanding member of both the Georgetown University Alumni Association Board of Governors and the Medical School Alumni Board, having served on their respective Executive Committees. She has also been a volunteer instructor, mentor, and host for students at the Medical School. In recognition of her contributions to her alma mater, Nancy was awarded the Gaston Award for undergraduate service in 2011, the School of Medicine Alumni Award in 2018, and the John Carroll Award for service to the University in 2023, as well as the GCS Doctor of the Year Award in 2017.

Nancy is an avid golfer and bicycler and has been supporting the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center through the annual BellRinger bike rides. She and her husband Kevin (C’76, L’79) have five children, all of whom are Hoyas.


President 2013-2014

Saeed Marefat MD

Dr. Marefat is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Over the many years that he has been in practice, Dr. Marefat has strived to achieve superior surgical results, preserve the natural appearance of his patients, and adhere to the highest standard of care in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Marefat served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Inova Alexandria Hospital from 2018-2022. Presently, he is the Director of the Metropolitan Plastic Surgery Center in Northern Virginia.


He underwent his medical school education at Georgetown University and continued at Georgetown to complete his general surgery residency and plastic surgery residencies. He then completed a microsurgery fellowship at New York University and completed his board certification at the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1994. He is a member of the following societies: American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Hand Surgery, National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Societies Hospital Affiliations Sentara Potomac Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center.


President 2020-2021

Kay Waud, MD, PhD

Dr. Kay Waud, MD PhD, is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility sub-specialist. After receiving her PhD from Chalmers University of Technology, she worked at NICHD followed by Cedars Sinai Hospital as a research fellow. Her love for science and personal passion for women’s health led her to pursue a medical degree at UC San Diego.


She completed her REI fellowship at the prestigious Jones Institute where the first baby in the USA was conceived with IVF. More recently, Dr. Waud was involved in academia and research. Between 2016 and 2022, she was a clinical faculty of OB/GYN at Georgetown University. Dr. Waud has been seeing patients in the Washington DC area since 2016. She was nominated “Top Doctor” for Infertility by Washington Magazine. Patients describe her as a compassionate, dedicated, and innovative physician. Dr. Waud understands the journey to build a family can be very lengthy and she is honored to walk with patients through every step of the journey.

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President 2019-2020

Emily Ash Morin, MD

Dr. Morin is a native of Indiana and did her undergraduate education in mechanical engineering at Purdue University before becoming a Hoya. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1999. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the Washington Hospital Center/Washington National Eye Center where she served as Chief Resident and where she remains a member of the teaching faculty today.


She is in private practice with a focus on cataract and refractive surgery. She is a partner at Mitchell and Morin Eye Institute, with offices in Vienna, VA and Bethesda, MD. Dr. Morin has devoted time to serve on the residency selection committee for the combined Washington National Eye Center/Georgetown Ophthalmology residency program and on the board of the Washington National Eye Center. She frequently hosts Georgetown students as part of their rotation in Ophthalmology.


She was president of the Georgetown Clinical Society from 2019-2020. Dr. Morin resides in

McLean, Virginia with her husband Michael and their children Andrew and Gabrielle.


President 2016-2017

Edward (“Ted”) Jewell, MD

Ted Jewell is a graduate of the GUSOM Class of 1981. Ted served in the US Navy on active duty beginning immediately after medical school and retired in 2004. Ted completed a residency in radiology and has had many assignments around the globe over his 24-year career.


He is a decorated combat veteran from his service in the Invasion of Iraq in 2003. Following retirement from the Navy, he worked as a civilian radiologist for the US Army in Maryland for 14 years and then retired from medical practice. Ted has been a member of GCS for many years, and he served as GCS president from 2016-2017. Ted lives in Chattanooga TN with his wife Clara.


President 2014-2015

David Boyd, MD

David Boyd is a partner and neuroradiologist in private practice at Reston Radiology Consultants. He received a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown in 1999, graduating with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He completed a combined MD and MBA program at Georgetown. He was awarded membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. He completed his Radiology Residency and Neuroradiology Fellowship at Georgetown, where he was named Chief Resident and Resident of the Year. He achieved a Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. Dr. Boyd has served as the President and CME Coordinator of the Washington, DC Chapter of the American College of Radiology and Chair of the ACR Committee on Chapters. He currently serves as a Member of the ACR Council Steering Committee and as a Councilor for the DC Chapter of the ACR.


President 2012-2013

Daphne Keshishian, MD

Dr. Keshishian is a board-certified internist in Montgomery County, Maryland.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania with honors, in 1988 and received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1993.


She did an internal medicine internship and residency and Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Dr. Keshishian is currently practicing hospitalist medicine with Inpatient Specialists and has expertise and in compliance issues, peer review, and quality assurance in which she works as a consultant.

Past President Archives

2011-12 Steve Luck MD

2010-11 Alice Fuisz MD

2009-10 Thomas Loughney MD

2008-09 Jackie Wieneke MD and Maria Pearl MD

2007-08 Andrea Giacometti MD

2006-07 Thomas Winkler MD

2005-06 Frank Palumbo MD

2004-05 Rosalie Bair MD

2003-04 Marc Connell MD and Mary Beth Connell MD

2002-03 Bud Giblin MD

2001-02 Thomas Zorc MD

2000-01 John O'Neill MD and Brendan Burke MD

1999-00 David Frietag MD

1998-99 Dennis Cullen MD

1997-98 Murray Lieberman MD

1996-97 Susan Abbondanza MD

1995-96 Steven Aurrechia MD

1994-95 John Archer MD

1993-94 John Long Jr. MD

1992-93 Luis Sanz MD

1991-92 Vince Vaghi MD

1990-91 Vince Desiderio MD

1989-90 Kevin Nealon MD

1988-89 Rick DeRosa MD

1987-88 Andrew Sheridan MD

1986-87 Luke Grande MD

1985-86 Peter Petrucci MD

1984-85 John Millwater MD

1983-84 Richard Restak MD

1982-83 Norm Odyniec MD

1981-82 Pat Caulfield MD

1980-81 Fred Frensilli MD

1979-80 William Furst MD

1978-79 Gene Libre MD

1977-78 Maurice Casey MD

1939-40 J. R. Costello, MD

1938-39 H. F. Davies, MD

1937-38 J. B. Jacobs, MD

1936-37 J.J. McHale, MD

1935-36 E. R. Shepherd, MD

1934-35 G. T. Brown, MD

1933-34 J. F. Edward, MD

1932-33 F. R. Sanderson, MD

1931-32 F. J. Ready, MD

1930-31 C. F. Leibell, MD

1929-30 J.H. Crowley, MD

1928-29 F. J. Eichenlaub, MD

1927-28 L. Neuman, MD

1926-27 W. J. Stanton, MD

1925-26 F. E. Duehring, MD

1924-25 R. N. Sutton, MD

1923-24 J. M. Moser, MD

1922-23 R. M. LeComte, MD

1921-22 L. A. Martel, MD

1920-21 M.A. Russell, MD

1919-20 R. R. Walker, MD

1918-19 World War I

1917-18 T. F. Lowe, MD

1916-17 J. A. Gannon, MD

1915-16 J. J. Mundell, MD

1914-15 J. A. Foote, MD

1913-14 R. Y. Sullivan, MD

1912-13 J. R. Verbrycke, MD

1911-12 R. Hamilton, MD

1910-11 P Wilson, MD

1909-10 S. L. Owens, MD

1908-09 J. Digges, MD

1907-08 Roy Adams, MD

1906-07 M. Ashford, MD

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