Richard A. Elion, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
George Washington University
Medical Director, Center for Athletic Performance Enhancement (CAPE)
Washington, District of Columbia

Richard Elion, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at George Washington University, as well as a private practice physician seeing patients with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted diseases. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health, where he focused on cutting edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, Dr Elion served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington. He received his medical degree from Temple University and completed his internship and residency at Duke University. Dr Elion also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. In addition to seeing private patients, he serves as Medical Director of CAPE.

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