Neal Sikka, MD
Emergency Physician and Professor
Director, Innovative Practice and Telehealth Section
Chief, Innovative Practice & Telemedicine Section, Department of Emergency Medicine
George Washington University Medical Center
Neal Sikka, MD is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Chief of the Innovative Practice & Telemedicine Section at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the Medical Director of the OnSite Medical Access Program.
Dr. Sikka is an emergency medicine physician with a particular interest and expertise in telemedicine and technological applications to healthcare. He has over 12 years of telemedicine experience and is recognized as a national leader in telemedicine expertise. He holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center, is an active member of the GW mHealth Collaborative, and was a founder and the first chair of the American College of Emergency Physician’s Telemedicine Section. He has developed undergraduate and graduate education related to emergency medicine and telemedicine and regularly speaks at regional and national telehealth meetings.
His research has focused on improving patient care through technology and he has received funding for telehealth related research from the McKesson Foundation, the Centers Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Challenge Grant Award to use remote medical monitoring to improve care for peritoneal dialysis patients. Most recently, he is PI on a CareFirst Foundation Grant to provide specialty care via telemedicine in DC area Federally Qualified Health Centers.