Faculty

Eleni O'Donovan, MD, SM

Associate Program Director for National Family Medicine Residency (NFMR) in DC; Infirmary Attending, DC Dept. of Corrections
BUSM/BMC Department of Family Medicine Residency Program, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Medical School

I was a high school English teacher and then went to public health school before I went to medical school (I was one of those "mature" medical students). I love living and working in DC. I have 4 kids who all attend public school in DC and I am proud that our residency program is based in the community and that it aims to improve the health of the community as well as individual patients. 
Interests include: public health, adolescent medicine, women's health, social determinants of health, graduate medical education

Darlene Lawrence, MD, FAAFP

Core Faculty and Site Lead for Parkside Health Center, We Can! Lead at Parkside Health Center
Georgetown University Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Lawrence is a board-certified family physician, associate clinical professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and core faculty in the National Family Medicine Residency at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Washington, DC, which was created in response to the directives in the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act of 2011.  In addition to providing full-service family medicine care including obstetrics, she teaches family medicine residents, and upper level medical students at Parkside Health Center.  After years of private, group and solo practice, Dr. Lawrence successfully transitioned into academic medicine alongside community medicine, 

Dr. Lawrence is a mentor to learners at all levels, as an ex-officio board member of the Comprehensive Medical Mentorship Program, a preceptor for the AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine at Unity Health Care, Inc., and as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, her church, local food banks, and other service organizations. When you find Dr. Lawrence sitting, she will be crafting for one of her kids’ special events on the horizon, a passion of hers in her downtime.

James Huang MD, FAAFP

Core Faculty, Site Lead for Upper Cardozo Health Center, Family Wellness Group Lead at UC Residency Program in Social and Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center University of Vermont College of Medicine

James Huang, MD, FAAFP, is a board-certified family physician and is fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). He started and runs the Comprehensive Medical Care for Deaf Adults and Children (CODA Clinc) at Unity. He also leads the Family Wellness Group Visit program at Upper Cardozo Health Center, which focuses on nutrition, physical activity and access to community resources.  For example, he implements the Produce Prescription program and coordinated the Community Partners Program with Capital Bikeshare.  He holds clinical academic appointments at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He is also on the board of directors for Community Foodworks, an organization focused on increasing access to healthy local food and creating viable markets for local farmers and producers in the mid-Atlantic region. 

Interests include: Local food access & Farmer's Markets, running & biking, cooking & baking

Andrea Anderson, MD, FAAFP

Core Faculty
President of D.C. Board of Medicine
Director of Family Medicine, Unity Health Care
Assistant Clinical Professor, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Assistant Clinical Professor, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Professorial Lecturer, George Washington Milken School of Public Health
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - Family Medicine Residency Program
Brown University Alpert School of Medicine

Andrea A. Anderson, MD is a bilingual family physician at Unity’s Upper Cardozo site. She is Unity’s Medical Director of Family Medicine. Upper Cardozo has been recognized and re-certified as a level III PCMH site from the NCQA. As the former Medical Director of Reach Out and Read of Metro DC, the local coalition of the national ROR program, she joined others championing the cause of pediatric literacy promotion in DC. 

She serves as a core faculty for the National Family Medicine Residency Program, a Teaching Community Health Center model created through the ACA to increase the number of primary care residents and dentists trained in community-based settings.  She is the former Unity Director of Resident and Student Education and a former board member of Capitol City AHEC. She continues in a teaching capacity holding teaching appointments with George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the GW Milken Institute of Public Health.  She is a part of Cohort 15 of the GW Master Teacher Leadership Development program. In 2012, she was appointed by the Mayor to the DC Board of Medicine. She organized and directed Unity’s training program on Health Literacy and Cultural Competency and serves as their subject matter expert (SME) on this topic. Dr. Anderson’s special interests include advocacy for early childhood literacy, health services for immigrant families, community medicine education for medical students and residents, health literacy, and national primary care workforce reform. She has testified extensively before lawmakers and staff on key issues centering on community medicine, early childhood literacy, and resident education in primary care.  She has been featured by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, Health and Human Services, NPR, C-Span, NBCNews.com, CBN, Essence, and other media outlets. 

Interests include: Leadership and Advocacy, Early Childhood Literacy, Immigrant Health, Latino Populations, National, Primary Care Workforce Reform, Reading, Being Caleb and Indigo's Mom, Attending book talks, Independent Films and Documentaries