Dr. Joel David Selanikio, MD

Dr. Joel David Selanikio, MD

Dr. Joel David Selanikio, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 243-3434

Contact this Provider:

  • Pediatrics
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal migraine
  • abdominal pain
  • acne
  • aggressive behavior
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Procedures I Perform
  • autism testing
  • birth control counseling
  • camp physicals
  • concussion testing
  • developmental assessment
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About the Provider

Dr. Joel Selanikio (@jselanikio) is an award-winning physician, epidemiologist, TED speaker, futurist, and emergency responder working in the fields of technology, healthcare, entrepreneurship, innovation, artificial intelligence, big data, child health, global health, and disaster response.

He is the winner of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare, and the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainable Innovation, and a founding member of the World Health Organization Digital Health Roster of Experts.

A frequent keynote speaker, Dr. Selanikio speaks and consults on the intersection of technology, health, and healthcare, identifying ways in which advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence will alter healthcare, global health, the pharmaceutical industry, and our personal health.

He has consulted and/or spoken at Davos, Foo Camp, Nasdaq, WHO, UNICEF, IFRC, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Google, DARPA, CNN, Fox News, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Royal Society of Medicine, and for many leading organizations in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry – and has been profiled by the Guardian, Wired, Forbes, TED, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the BBC, NPR, Information Week, and the Washington Post, among many other publications.

An emergency responder and former CDC epidemiologist and outbreak investigator, he served as a consultant epidemiologist to the DC Department of Health and to FEMA for the COVID-19 response over 2020 to 2021. In December 2014 to January 2015, he was the lead physician at the IMC Ebola Treatment Center at Lunsar, Sierra Leone. As an officer of the Public Health Service, Dr. Selanikio served as Chief of Operations for the HHS Secretary's Emergency Command Center after the 9/11 attacks. In 2005, he was given the Haverford Award for Humanitarian Service for his work in treating tsunami victims in Aceh, Indonesia. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and son, and continues to practice pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

  • Residency Program: Emory University Hospital (1995)
  • Medical School: Brown University (1993)
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Practice Locations
  • 13th and I St SW
    Potomac Gardens
    Washington, DC 20003
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    Phone: 202-444-8888
    Fax: 202-444-4315

  • 53rd and Cloud Pl NE
    Dwellings Clay Terr
    Washington, DC 20019
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    Phone: 202-444-8888
    Fax: 202-444-4315

  • 1st and North St SW
    King Greenleaf
    Washington, DC 20024
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    Phone: 202-444-8888
    Fax: 202-444-4315

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-5437
    Fax: 202-444-7161

  • 50th and Banks Pl NE
    Lincoln Heights
    Washington, DC 20019
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    Phone: 202-444-8888
    Fax: 202-444-4315

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Brown Medical Alumni Association Ruth B. Sauber Distinguished Alumni Lecture Award
  • Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainable Innovation
  • Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Healthcare
  • Tech Museum Award for Health
  • US Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Public Health Service Crisis Response Service Award
  • HHS Secretary's Award for Outstanding Service