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Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors Andrew Schamess Confirmation Resolution of 2000
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Dr. Andrew Schamess to the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors Andrew Schamess Confirmation Resolution of 2000".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of

Dr. Andrew Schamess
1469 Harvard Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(Ward 1)

as a member of the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors, established by section 203 of the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Act of 1996, effective April 9, 1997 (D.C. Law 11-212; D.C. Code § 32-262.3), for a term to end December 11, 2002.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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Andrew Schamess, MD. Updated 11-98


La Clinica del Pueblo
1470 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202 462-4788
Fax: 202 667-3706
1469 Harvard Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202 332-0258


Assistant Clinical Professor
Health Care Sciences and Internal Medicine
Department of Health Care Sciences
The George Washington University
Washington, DC 20037

Medical Director La Clinica del Pueblo
1470 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010


Kellogg Foundation Health Partners Fellowship, International Center for Health Leadership Development, University of Illinois, September 1998 - September 2000

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Degree anticipated upon completion of thesis

Doctor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, June, 1991

Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville. New York, June, 1986


Internship, Internal Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center, August 1991 through July 1992

Residency, Internal Medicine and Primary Care:

A. Internal Medicine (inpatient service), The George Washington University Medical Center, August through December, 1992 January through July, 1994

B. Primary Care (ambulatory care, outpatient subspecialties), The George Washington University Health Plan, January through December, 1993

Fellowship, Primary Care Medicine, The George Washington University Department of Health Care Sciences, July, 1994 through June, 1996


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1992
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994
Medical License, District of Columbia: MD 30033


The George Washington University Medical Center
Providence Hospital


Washington Regional Academic-Community Consortium initiative to develop ambulatory graduate medical and nursing education sites in under-served areas. On-site preceptor at La Clinics del Pueblo: forty percent support through grant from the Kellogg Foundation.


Chair, Non-Profit Clinic Consortium, Washington, DC, October, 1997 through present
Vice Chair, Grassroots and Community Activities Committee, Medical Society of the District of Columbia, January 1998 through present
Faculty Preceptor, and member of Governing Board and Policy Council, Washington Regional Academic-Community Consortium, La Clinica del Pueblo / George Washington University, July 1996 through present
Faculty, Health and Society and Advanced Community Health Courses, School of Public Health, George Washington University June, 1996 through present
Conference Planning Committee, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation, July 1996 through July 1997
Preceptor and Clinician, Fellowship of Primary Care Health Professionals, La Clinica del Pueblo, September 1995 through June 1996
Site Coordinator and Preceptor, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Project, La Clinics del Pueblo, June through December, 1995
Faculty and Project Coordinator, Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Project, George Washington and George Mason Universities, May 1995 through present
Participant, Community Oriented Primary Care Track Planning Committee, George Washington University, July 1995 through present
Participating Faculty, Interdisciplinary Professional Education Collaborative, George Washington University, October 1994 to May 1995


Public Health Committee, Medical Society of DC, July 1997 to December 1997

Initiative to Improve Diabetes Care Among Latinos, La Clinics del Pueblo, October 1994 to present

Created a mufti--disciplinary diabetes clinic based at a Latino community clinic, with the goat of improving metabolic control and reducing cardiovascular risk among diabetic patients attending the clinic. Early data analysis shows significant progress toward stated goals.

Clinical Care for the Uninsured and Indigent, La Clinics del Pueblo Zacchaeus Free Clinic, 1992 through present

Prior to becoming Medical Director, served as a volunteer physician and coordinator of volunteers at La Clinics del Pueblo, and also volunteered time at Zacchaeus Free Clinic.

Health Fair Coordinator, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1987 to 1991.

As member of the medical student group, Serving the Underserved, helped to coordinate health screenings at several community clinics.

Documentation of Homelessness in Berkshire, County North Adams, Massachusetts, June through August, 1989

Funded by Berkshire Area Health and Education Council to participate in study of the extent and causes of homelessness in rural Massachusetts, resulting in municipal report and initiation of homeless services.

Oral Histories of Homeless Women, Times Square, New York City, September 1984 through June 1985

As an undergraduate, served as an "intern" and volunteer in a shelter for homeless women in New York City. Interviewed eight women and transcribed oral histories.


Schamess, A, David, R, Eiche, K, Wallis, R “Academic Medical Centers and the Health of the Poor. A Community Perspective,” American Behavioral Scientist accepted for publication, spring, 1999 issue

Gardner, D, Schamess, A, Harper, D, Cora-Bramble, D “Creating Communities of Commitment: Integrating COPC and Systemic COI into Service-Learning Curricula,” accepted for publication, Service Learning Monograph

Schamess, A, Goris, J, et al: “Improving diabetes care at a free clinic: a model for service-learning and community health intervention.” (poster) Community Partnerships in Health Professions Education Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1996.

Hoar, S, Schamess, A: “Teaching students while providing for an inner city Latino community: first report of a new program” (abs). National Association of Physician Assistants Conference Proceedings, May 1995.

Schamess A, Bernik T, Tenner S: “Refractory hypertension due to Conn's syndrome.” Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 95, no 4, 1994.

Tenner S, Schamess A: “Pandemic, medicine and public health: yersinia pestis and fourteenth century European culture.” The Pharos of Alpha Omega, vol. 56 no. 4, 1993.


Course Director: “Health. Poverty, and the Social History of Washington. DC.” Ten hour seminar for Primary Care Residents at George Washington University, April, 1997

Moderator, panel discussion: “A Model for Interdisciplinary Service-Learning and Community Health Promotion: The George Washington/George Mason Experience.” Accepted for presentation at Community Partnerships in Health Professions Education Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1996

Co-leader, workshop: “Preparing Generalist Physicians of the Future to improve the Quality and Value of Health Care.” Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting; Washington, DC, February 1996

Participant, panel discussion: “Interdisciplinary Professional Education Collaborative Pilot Project Report.” Institute for Health Care Improvement Milestone Conference, Washington, DC, June 1995

“Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: New Developments in Pathophysiology and Management.” Presented at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, George Washington University, June 1994; and as invited presentation at Holy Cross Hospital Teaching Rounds, November 1995.


District of Columbia Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Public Health Association

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