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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 Walter Reed National Military 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's interest in the opioid epidemic developed while working for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) during her two-year Fellowship in Health Policy at GWU. There, her portfolio included mental health and substance abuse policy, and her work supported Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act passage and the opioid funding provisions of 21st Century Cures. Dr. Kirilichin joined the National Safety Council Speaker's Bureau to continue working with colleagues in multiple disciplines across the country on constructive interventions to combat the opioid epidemic.
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 worked with the American College of Emergency Physicians in an advocacy capacity. She currently serves as president elect of the DC Chapter of this organization and as a member of the Pain Management and Addiction Medicine Section.