Washington Hospital Center is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in Washington DC1. It houses 926 inpatient beds and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals in U.S.News & World Report.
The residents at WHC provide purely consult and outpatient clinic. Due to the high prevalence of HIV in Washington DC, there is a large volume of neuro-infectious disease experience on this rotation. In addition, residents have the option to do an elective rotatation with the NIH stroke team and participate in state of the art stroke trials. MedStar Washington Hospital Center was the first Hospital in the region to become a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and their team has been proactively treating stroke since then2. At WHC, residents are exposed to a unique patient population and can also have the opportunity to experience Vascular Neurology first hand.