M MEDICAL GROUP'S MULTI-SPECIALTY BOARD-CERTIFIED TEAM OF DOCTORS AND NURSE-PRACTITIONERS COME FROM RENOWNED UNIVERSITIES AND HAVE LONG-STANDING EXPERTISE AND TRAINING IN THEIR FIELDS.
Gerard Moawad, MD
President and CEO
Dr. Moawad is the President and founder of M Medical Group, with a track record of improving hospitals’ quality of care, decreasing patient mortality and morbidity, and recruiting multi-specialty physicians to serve the various facilities it manages. He completed his Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Fellowships at the George Washington University Hospital. In 2006, he joined INOVA Fairfax Hospital as a Pulmonary & Critical Care Attending, managing patients in the Medical, Surgical and Neuro-Surgical Intensive Care Units. He helped develop the Coma Stimulation Program, designed to treat patients with severe brain injury. In 2007, he founded M Medical Group, a healthcare management company that went on to manage several hospitals in Washington, DC. In 2013, he founded Metropolitan Medical Group International, a company helping train foreign medical students and physicians in the United States. Dr. Moawad served as Chief of Staff at Bridgepoint Capitol Hill Hospital from 2012-2017 and was a member of the governing board of DCA acquisition LLC. He also serves as Director of Critical Care Services at Bridgepoint Hospital Capitol Hill, Director of Pulmonary at Bridgepoint Hospital Capitol Hill Vent Unit, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Pulmonary at Pineview Future Care, Director of Pulmonary at Capitol Regional Futurecare, and Chief Medical Officer at Select Medical International. Dr. Moawad is American Board Certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Moawad is the recipient of the 2017 award for excellence in the practice of Cardiopulmonary medicine and respiratory care by the Maryland and District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care.
Thomas Masterson, MD
Chief Medical Technology Officer
Dr. Masterson continues a distinguished career in clinical medicine, healthcare innovation, and clinical leadership. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he trained in internal medicine at the George Washington University where he was selected to be Chief Resident and led the teaching program for 80 doctors in training. After a brief period on the faculty at George Washington, Dr. Masterson left for Sibley Hospital, now a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Masterson created the Sibley Hospitalist program, was Director of Internal Medicine, and was elected President of the Medical Staff. He subsequently led the Hospitalist Program at Sentara Northern Virginia, and then established the Hospitalist Program and served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Dr. Masterson served as Editor-in-Chief at Internal Medical Publishing where he authored/edited hundreds of titles and helped create the top search engine for the dialysis industry (dialysisfinder.com). In his current role of Chief Medical Information Officer at M Medical Group, Dr. Masterson has keen interest in bringing the tools and innovations of acute care to the rehabilitation setting. His team has implemented HIPAA compliant network tools to facilitate improved productivity and patient safety across the system. He has brought in hospital scribes to assist clinicians with documentation that meets the highest of State and Federal standards. With these tools in the hands of talented clinicians, M Medical Group has substantially reduced readmissions across a network of rehabilitation and LTAC facilities.
Anna W. McLean, MD
Director of Pulmonary Services
Dr. McLean is from Philadelphia and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. In 2010, she moved to Washington, DC for her residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University. After completing her residency, she stayed at the George Washington University for fellowship training in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. During her fellowship years, she developed a clinical interest in mechanical ventilation and a research interest in the development of novel techniques for monitoring ventilator patient desynchrony. After completing her fellowship training in 2016, she joined the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates as an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In addition to her clinical duties, she was also the Clinical Apprenticeship Director for the School of Medicine. In 2018, she changed her focus to the post-acute care environment and joined M Medical Group. Dr. McLean is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. She remains on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and is a board member of the Metropolitan DC Thoracic Society. She is also a member of the American Thoracic Society and the America College of Chest Physicians.
Benjamin Frizner, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Frizner is board-certified in Internal Medicine since 2004. A native of Baltimore, Dr. Frizner worked in private practice for four years. He treated patients across the continuum of care, in the office, acute hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Frizner moved on to hospital medicine where he built the clinical and academic hospitalist programs at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Due to the rising need of dedicated physicians in skilled nursing facilities, Dr. Frizner moved on to become the medical director of two facilities in Baltimore. He developed care plan meetings, improved patient/family communications, and worked on quality processes. As a dedicated skilled nursing facility physician, Dr. Frizner decreased unplanned hospital transfers and acquired injuries in the facilities by collaborating with nursing, case management staff and administrators. Dr. Frizner has a passion for communicating with patients and families, bridging gaps during transitions of care, and collaborating with nursing staff.
Revia Veney, PhD, CRNP
VP of Clinical Operations
Dr. Veney is an expert nurse practitioner and leader with over thirty years of experience in clinical practice and leadership management. Dr. Veney received her Master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from Howard University in Washington, DC, and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Veney is a board-certified member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is an expert clinician in cardiology, pulmonology, and skilled nursing and rehab medicine. Her experience as Director of a Cardiology department and as an Associate Investigator at NIH, provided her with the opportunity to implement her clinical, research, and leadership skills on a broader scale. As Director of NP services at M Medical Group, Dr. Veney implemented clinical practice management guidelines for nurse practitioners with a focus on quality while improving productivity and regulatory compliance. As M Medical Group’s Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Dr. Veney's expertise extends to navigating and coordinating skilled nursing facilities (SNF's) and rehab centers regulatory guidelines with medical provider practice to facilitate safe quality patient-centered care. Dr. Veney's research interest focuses on interprofessional collaboration among healthcare providers, specifically nurse practitioners and physician practices, as well as establishing and teaching end-of-life discussions with patients and families. Dr. Veney is a distinguished member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the National Nursing Honors Society, and a lifetime member of Empires Who's Who among Executives and Professionals.
Warseal Powell, DNP, FNP-BC, NE
Chief Nurse Practitioner Training Officer
Dr. Powell is an established and highly talented clinician with over 27 years of practice spanning women’s health, neonatal, geriatric, family, and psychiatric medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mobile, her Master of Science in Nursing from University of South Alabama, and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Powell practiced in Alabama for several years before accepting an opportunity to serve in the Army’s first Wounded Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. There, she was distinguished with Walter Reed’s Outstanding Performance Warrior Transition Brigade recognition for her outstanding service to the United States as a Civilian Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Powell served as a Clinical Service Manager for UnitedHealth, where she was the recipient of the UnitedHealth’s Ever Caring Award and the Sages of Clinical Service Award. She joined M Medical Group as a Medical Provider and the Chief Nurse Training Officer. For over 15 years, Dr. Powell has mentored as a nurse preceptor and professor at various colleges and universities, and now teaches in the nursing program. Dr. Powell is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses, and the National League for Nursing.