Richard Alan Elion, M.D.
Dr. Elion is an attending physician at George Washington University (GWU) Hospital and an associate attending in clinical medicine at the GWU School of Medicine. He maintains a private practice with the Dupont Circle Physicians Group in Washington D.C., concentrating on comprehensive HIV care and pain management. He is also the Medical Director of Cell Matrix, Inc., a biotechnology firm specializing in the development of diagnostic tools and treatments for HIV and cancer patients.
Dr. Elion received his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to his current work at GWU, he served as an associate attending at Georgetown University and Columbia University. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
Dr. Elion is one of the founding members of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is also a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association, and the Community Research Initiative Alliance on AIDS (CRIA). For five years, he served on the Institutional Review Board and Physician Advisory Board of CRIA.
With the help of grants, Dr. Elion has conducted numerous studies on drugs that combat the AIDS virus. An active author and lecturer, Dr. Elion has written and spoken throughout the United States and Europe on the topic of AIDS. His work has been published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care, Journal of AIDS, Aids and Patient Care, Physician to Physician, and the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.