Lawrence R. Deyton, MSPH, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Deyton returned to GW in March 2013 after 31 years in leadership positions in health policy, research and clinical service in several Federal health and public health agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health and the HHS Office of the Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health and as a Congressional aide. During that career Dr. Deyton had extensive experience establishing and overseeing high profile health and public health research, education and clinical programs particularly working with front line providers, administrators and researchers.
Dr. Deyton was a founder in 1978 of Washington DC’s Whitman Walker Clinic, a community based service organization specializing in LGBT and now HIV care in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of University of Kansas, the Harvard School of Public Health and the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Deyton’s post-doctorate medical training in medicine was at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center and in infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 130 scientific articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Deyton continues to care for patients on a regular basis at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. In 2011, Dr. Deyton was a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for his career of government service and outstanding contributions to the health, safety and well-being of Americans – 20 finalists are chosen from 4.8 million Federal employees nation-wide.