Our Associate Program Directors

Dr. Elizabeth Chawla 

Dr. Elizabeth Chawla

Dr. Elizabeth Chawla, MD, FAAP is a primary care pediatrician at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital's Pediatrics clinic. She is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Chawla has been a part of the Georgetown family for several years, first as a medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, then as a resident in pediatrics, then as the Chief Resident of Pediatrics, and finally as an attending physician in the department.  She has always enjoyed teaching and working with the residents, and is so excited to officially join the program staff as the Associate Program Director!  Dr. Chawla primarily works in the outpatient clinic, and oversees the residents' continuity clinic curriculum.  Her primary interest is in primary care and pediatric preventive medicine, both in our local community and in communities across the globe.  She is also the co-director of the residents' Global Health Track, encouraging resident physicians to tackle preventive health issues for the benefit of children around the world.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a member of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD)'s Global Health Pediatric Education Group.  Dr. Chawla and her husband live in Maryland with their two young children, Abhishek and Surina.  In her free time, she loves singing in the car, baking, party planning and other crafty things.



Dr. Susan Wollersheim

Dr. Susan Wollersheim, MD, FAAP is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She has a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wollersheim has been a part of the Georgetown family since 2011, after she completed her ID fellowship training at UCLA. She was excited to come back “home” to the east coast, having grown up in Virginia as a graduate of Virginia Tech for undergrad, then Medical College of Virginia for medical school. She has always been passionate about resident education so she was excited to officially join the program staff as the Associate Program Director in 2015!  Dr. Wollersheim works in both inpatient and outpatient areas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and her primary focus for the Residency Program is the inpatient curriculum and rotations. Both clinically and scholarly, she is involved with Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases within the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. In her free time, she loves to explore new music, food, and art around the city, almost as much as escaping the city for a good hike.

Dr. Wollersheim’s background:

-Undergrad: Virginia Tech

-Med school: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (before it was VCU SOM!)

-Residency: UCSF-Fresno - Pediatrics

-Fellowship: UCLA – Pediatric Infectious Diseases

-Fun Fact(s): Avid Hokie fan, former Marching Virginian, and DC runner.