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Medical Enterprise Initiative


GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the GW University Hospital (GWUH) and the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) comprise a medical enterprise that exists for academics, research and clinical-patient services. With the leadership of GW and its partners, the entities’ relationships continue to evolve to support an aspiration of preeminence as a medical enterprise and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of 21st-century health care.



  • Goal 1: Renew the academic relationship between SMHS and the MFA.
  • Goal 2: Enhance the strategic alignment in the SMHS and GWUH partnership.
  • Goal 3: Explore growth opportunities to expand the clinical and training footprint.
  • Goal 4: Explore the potential for brand consolidation.



Initiative Accomplishments



  • University and Academic Physician Practice Create Strategic Alignment
    The George Washington University and the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), the clinical practice of GW physicians, have restructured their relationship effective December 14, 2018. The MFA retains its status as a separate 501(C) 3 non-profit medical group, with the university exercising new rights of coordination and control. 

  • Accountable Care Organization Launched
    The medical enterprise launched a new Accountable Care Organization—the GW Health Network—to provide coordinated, high-quality care to Medicare patients.

  • MFA, UMC Collaboration Continues
    The MFA is now providing GW faculty doctors for emergency and hospitalist services through its work with United Medical Center (UMC).


Initiative Sponsor

Anton Sidawy, M.D., Chair of the Board and President, MFA; Thomas LeBlanc, President, GW; George Mascot; Kimberly Russo, CEO, GW Hospital; Jeffrey Akman, M.D., Dean, SMHS and Vice President of Clinical Affairs, GW; Aristide Collins, Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Secretary, GW; Robert Kelly, M.D., CEO, MFA

Representatives of GW, the MFA and GWUH


"In concert with our clinical and academic partners, we are committed to a strategic planning process and enhanced alignment in our joint pursuit of preeminence as an academic medical enterprise."

Jeffrey S. Akman, MD
Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences



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