Edward B. Healton, MD
Chair, Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
- Primary Specialty:
- Spinal cord injury
- Graduate School:
- Masters in Public Health, Columbia University
- Medical School:
- Creighton University, 1969
- Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University, 1971
- Neurological Institute, Columbia University, 1975
- Neurology, 1979
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC)
Washington, DC 20007
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Edward B. Healton, MD, M.P.H. is Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH). He oversees the graduate medical education programs at NRH and serves as the Director of the NRH Research Division. Dr. Healton is also the Chairman of the Department of Neurology, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Healton completed his postgraduate training in Neurology in the Columbia University residency program at the Neurological Institute of New York. He also completed his Masters in Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Healton came to NRH in 2000 after 32 years of clinical, academic and administrative management experience at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Harlem Hospital Center. During his tenure in New York, he served as Clinical Professor of Neurology, Senior Associate Dean and Assistant Vice-President at Columbia and Medical Director at Harlem Hospital Center. He also was appointed Emeritus Professor, Clinical Neurology at Columbia University.
Dr. Healton has published extensively in clinical neuroscience, especially in the areas of cerebrovasuclar disease and the neurological complication of systemic diseases such as cobalamin deficiency and severe hypertension, as well as community-based health services research. Since coming to NRH, he has focused his academic experience on the development of neuroscience research programs. A high priority has also been to develop opportunities for clinical-based science collaborations across MedStar Georgetown and MedStar NRH.
Dr. Healton oversees the medical education programs at both hospitals, which includes two residency programs and three fellowship training programs. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Trinity University.