Becky Wexler

Georgetown Docs 'Tops' in Northern Virginia Magazine

Washington, D.C.—Ten Georgetown University Medical Center physicians were highlighted in Northern Virginia magazine’s list of the “Top 100” doctors in the Washington area. Claudine Isaacs, director of the Clinical Breast Cancer Program at Georgetown’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and an associate professor of oncology and medicine, is recognized for her cutting-edge breast cancer program that evaluates, counsels and treats patients who have a genetic predisposition to the disease.


Area physicians were screened and selected for the Top 100 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which annually publishes “America’s Top Doctors®.”  The list was compiled based on a screening process that included surveys of area physicians and leaders of prominent hospitals, and a review of doctors’ educational and professional experience.


Included in the magazine’s list of top doctors are Bruce Cheson, professor of medicine and director of hematology research at Lombardi, whose research focuses on the development and evaluation of new therapies for blood cancers such as leukemia; Craig Kessler, professor of medicine and pathology and an international expert in blood clotting disorders, and Kevin McGrail, a professor of neurosurgery who studies cerebrovascular events such as stroke and aneurysm.


The full list of Georgetown’s “Top Doctors” as selected by Northern Virginia magazine is below, followed by the category in which they were selected.

  • Christopher E. Attinger, professor of surgery (plastic surgery)
  • Willard Barnes, professor of obstetrics and gynecology (gynecologic oncology)
  • Bruce D. Cheson, professor of medicine (hematology)
  • Stephen R. Evans, professor of surgery (surgery)
  • Claudine Isaacs, associate professor of oncology and medicine (medical oncology)
  • Craig M. Kessler, professor of medicine and pathology (hematology)
  • M. Blair Marshall, professor of surgery (thoracic surgery)
  • Kevin McGrail, professor of neurosurgery (neurological surgery)
  • Michael D. Sirdofsky, associate professor of neurology (neurology)
  • Christopher S. Wilcox, professor of medicine (nephrology)

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through our partnership with MedStar Health). Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO).