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Neal Sikka Neal Sikka
Co-Chief, Section of Innovative Practice
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1995
  • MD, Washington University, St. Louis, 1999


Residency Training:
Internship in Internal Medicine 2000, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis
Residency in Emergency Medicine, George Washington University 2003

Special Interests:
Telehealth, Mobile Health, Digital Health
Telemedicine (Maritime, Aviation, Correctional Care, Direct to Consumer, Speciality Care)
Medical Informatics
Medical Transportation
Travel Medicine
Public Access Defibrillation
Innovative Medical Practice Design and Delivery


Telehealth operations, Telehealth Efficacy, Telehealth Cost Effectiveness; Emergency Telemedicine, Digital Health Education and Training


SMS Messaging To Reduce Emergency Department Visits For People With Diabetes
Mobilizing for Health Grant, McKesson Foundation 2011-2012

Using Telemedicine In Peritoneal Dialysis To Improve Patient Adherence And Outcomes While Reducing Overall Cost Of Care (Grant # 1C1CMS331004-01-00)
Health Care Innovation Award, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
July 2012 – 2015

Use of telemedicine to overcome barriers to care among transwomen of color (response to NIMH, PA-12-113) (Awarded Oct 2013)

Exploring Current Cancer Screening Rates and Testing Technological Solutions for Increase Adherence to Cancer Screening Guidelines in the GW Community

2014 Katzen Cancer Research Center Innovative Cancer Pilot Research Study 

Improving Specialty Care via Telemedicine
Care First Foundation Grant,  2016-2019

Design and Evaluation of a Virtual Standardized Patient Portal
GWU, Cross Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF), July 2016 – June 2017 



GWU EHS 108 Emergency Medicine Clinical Scribe
GWU EHS 6211 Innovations in Telemedicine : Mobile Health

Centers and Institutes

GW Mhealth Collaborative


  • Clinical and Translational Research

Interest Section(s)

  • Innovative Practice and TeleHealth

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.