Natalie Kirilichin, MD, is a board certified attending emergency medicine physician and assistant professor with the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine. As faculty, she works with GW and the Washington DC VA Medical Center clinically caring for patients and teaching/training medical students and residents. She also co-directs the Health Policy Scholarly Concentration Program at the GWU School of Medicine.
Dr. Kirilichin is a 2016 graduate of the GWU Health Policy Fellowship, a two-year program geared towards creating physician leaders in health policy. During her fellowship, she completed collaborative research surrounding resident physician health policy education and coursework towards her MPH at the Milken Institute of Public Health. She also worked with a local think tank to examine post-acute care payment reform in the Medicare Program, and spent a year working with the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. There, her portfolio included mental health and substance abuse policy with a particular focus on opioids. Her broader areas of policy interest include access to care, care-coordination, health information technology, payment reform and behavioral health.
Dr. Kirilichin received her undergraduate degree (BS, Biology) from Georgetown University, and remained at Georgetown's School of Medicine to complete her MD. During her residency at University of Chicago Hospitals, she developed a lecture series to educate her peers on ways ACA implementation affects emergency care. She also worked with the American College of Emergency Physicians towards SGR repeal, and currently serves on the DC Board of Directors for ACEP in an advocacy capacity. Additionally, she co-directs this organization's Health Policy Committee. Dr. Kirilichin looks forward to joining the National Safety Council's Speaker's Bureau and continuing to work with colleagues across the country on constructive interventions to combat the opioid epidemic.