Philip Witorsch, MD, FACP, FCCP
Dr. Philip Witorsch is an Internist, Pulmonologist, Occupation Health Physician, and Clinical Pharmacologist, with more than four decades of professional experience and currently practicing medicine in Washington, DC. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Medical Center, where he is also Medical Director, Occupational Health Program and Course Director of the Clinical Pharmacology Course at Georgetown University Medical Center, as well as Attending Physician in Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. From October, 2013 – August, 2016 he served as Vice Chair of the GHUCCTS (Georgetown and Howard University) Institutional Review Board. Dr. Witorsch teaches and consults in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Physiology, and Occupational Health. In addition, his expertise also includes Causation, Environmental Health, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Health Care Management, and Epidemiology. Dr. Witorsch has a very strong passion about caring for patients and teaching future and current physicians. He also consults with various governmental agencies and in the private sector on various issues in the areas of expertise noted above, including serving as an expert witness. He has served as a consultant to The Washington, DC, VA Medical Center, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Labor, Andrews Air Force Base, and other governmental as well as private organizations.
Dr. Witorsch graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts (major in Psychology) in 1958. He then earned an MD Degree at New York University School of Medicine, graduating first in his class, in 1962. He then served as an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Medical Center. In 1964 he became a clinical associate and clinical investigator at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, where he also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service with a rank equivalent to Lt. Commander. From 1967-1969 he served as a Chief Resident in Medicine and Fellow in Pulmonary Diseases at the Washington, DC, Veterans Affairs Hospital. In 1969 he was appointed Chairman, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The Washington Hospital Center, where he was also a Senior Attending Physician in Medicine, as well as Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, and Medical Director of the Department of Respiratory Therapy. He was concurrently Professor of Medicine and Physiology at The George Washington University School of Medicine. In 1982 he moved from The Washington Hospital Center to George Washington School of Medicine and Medical Center, where he had the same academic rank and served as Director of environmental medicine and toxicology in the division of pulmonary diseases and allergy, as well as Medical Director of Respiratory Care. In 1995 he moved to Georgetown University School of Medicine and Medical Center to his current position.
Dr. Witorsch has contributed numerous papers and articles to the scientific medical literature, including editing and contributing to several books. He has been elected as Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), and Fellow of the American Geriatric Society. He is also a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American College of Toxicology, the American Association of Respiratory Therapy, and the Society for Critical Medicine, among other professional societies and organization.