Dr. Healton is the Chair of Neurology. He oversees the graduate medical education programs at MedStar NRH and serves as the Director of the MedStar NRH Research Center. Dr. Healton is also the Chairman of the Department of Neurology, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Healton completed his postgraduate training in Neurology in the Columbia University residency program at the Neurological Institute of New York. He also completed his Masters in Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Healton came to MedStar NRH in 2000 after 32-years of clinical, academic and administrative management experience at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Harlem Hospital Center. During his tenure in New York, he served as Clinical Professor of Neurology, Senior Associate Dean and Assistant Vice-President at Columbia and Medical Director at Harlem Hospital Center. He also was appointed Emeritus Professor, Clinical Neurology at Columbia University.
Dr. Healton has published extensively in clinical neuroscience, especially in the areas of cerebrovascular disease and the neurological complication of systemic diseases such as cobalamin deficiency and severe hypertension, as well as community-based health services research. Since coming to MedStar NRH, he has focused his academic experience on the development of neuroscience research programs. A high priority has also been to develop opportunities for clinical-based science collaborations across Georgetown and MedStar NRH.
Dr. Healton oversees the medical education programs at both hospitals, which includes two residency programs and three fellowship training programs. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Trinity University.