Dr. Steven A. Epstein, MD

Dr. Steven A. Epstein, MD

Dr. Steven A. Epstein, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 944-5404

Contact this Provider:

  • Psychiatry
Conditions I Treat
  • conversion disorder
  • delirium
  • depression
  • hypochondriasis
  • psychosomatic disorders
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Procedures I Perform
  • adult psychiatry
About the Provider

Dr. Steve Epstein is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Chief of Service of the Department of Psychiatry of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is also Physician Executive Director for Behavioral Health for MedStar Health. In this role, he oversees physician recruitment, strategic planning, and quality improvement in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing a residency in psychiatry at Tufts-New England Medical Center, he was a fellow in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Georgetown and Fairfax Hospital. From 1990 to 2000 he directed Georgetown’s Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry service and he became department chair in 2001. He currently directs Georgetown’s Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship, Physician-Patient Communication Program, and Physician Health Committee.

Dr. Epstein has conducted NIH-funded research and published extensively in the area of psychosomatic medicine. In 2001, he was awarded an RO1 grant from NIMH to study primary care physicians’ decision-making in the evaluation and treatment of depression. He has also been principal investigator on two other NIMH grants in this area. He has been the recipient of four teaching awards from Georgetown psychiatry residents. In 2011 he was elected by his peers to the MAGIS Society of Masters Teachers of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is also co-chair of the Committee on Medical Education for the medical school.

In 2016 Dr. Epstein served as President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the 1200 member national organization for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He is Vice Chair of the Psychosomatic Medicine Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In July 2015, he was appointed to a six-year term as a member of the Psychiatry Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. For the past five years he has been a visiting Professor at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1990)
  • Residency Program: New England Medical Center (1989)
  • Internship Program: Boston University Medical Center (1986)
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1985)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine
Appointment Availability

Please call 202-944-5400 for appointment availability. 

Practice Locations
  • 2115 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-944-5400
    Fax: 202-944-5404

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital