Georgetown pediatrician selected as federal health policy fellow

Dr. Matthew Levy, an associate professor of general pediatrics at Georgetown’s School of Medicine, was recently chosen to join a federal health policy program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and supported by the Institute of Medicine.

Levy, who also serves as the medical director of community pediatrics at GU Medical Center, will spend a year working with the White House and Congress, advising officials on health care policy.

“I hope to bring to Capitol Hill all the experience I have gained working at Georgetown and provide an understanding of the real challenges our children and families face in reaching care and achieving better health,” Levy said in a press release.

During his time at Georgetown, Levy has established multiple programs aimed towards improving access to health care for high-risk children, including the KIDS mobile medical clinic, a medical student-staffed clinic based out of a homeless shelter, and a community-oriented mental health program.

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