The American Health Council Recognizes Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPH as “America’s Best Doctor”

Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPH was recently recognized by the American Health Council for “Best in Medicine” for his outstanding contributions to the medical field. Throughout an impressive 35-year career, Dr. D’Angelo has served as the Chief of Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National Health System (CNHS) in Washington, D.C., for the entire course of his career. He has dedicated countless hours to improving children’s health and well-being through precise training and education in adolescent medicine and adolescent HIV.

Dr. D’Angelo’s prestigious academic pursuit began at Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1969. He later enrolled at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and earned a master’s degree in public health from the institution in 1972. The following year, he earned a medical degree from Duke University, where he became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Delta Omega Epsilon honor societies. He later completed a residency and fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a second residency in preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1979. That same year, he accepted an attending physician position at Georgetown University Medical Center and remained there until 1982.

By mid-1982, Dr. D’Angelo accepted the Chief of Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine role at CNHS and has remained there since. At CNHS, Dr. D’Angelo’s responsibilities vary from patient care, to research, to advocacy and consulting. He has published several research publications informing medical practitioners and patients on infectious diseases, eating disorders and other health-related issues. In addition to performing the latter at CNHS, Dr. D’Angelo also serves as a tenured professor of Medicine, Health Care Sciences, Prevention and Community Health, and Epidemiology at the George Washington University.

His professional repertoire includes serving on the Sexual Information and Education Council of the U.S. board of directors, founding and serving as former president and board member of Metro Teen AIDS and serving as a former council member and president of Medical Alumni Council at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. D’Angelo’s efforts to improve the lives of his patients earned him to place on the Top Doctor of Northern Virginia Magazine list in 2016. He was most recently honored by the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine with its most prestigious award, the Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Health and Medicine Award earlier this year for his dedication to his patients.

Dr. D’Angelo plans to continue to succeed in his career by advancing in a senior clinician role and continue to incorporate education into his career by performing more lectures and educating others on adolescent HIV.

Lawrence D’Angelo 


Chief of Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National Health System 

  • At Children’s National, physicians and nurses provide compassionate, professional care to thousands of patients every year.
  • The hospital services patients from all over the United States and from more than 20 countries around the world.
  • Children’s National is proud to be named number one for newborn intensive care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey and ranked among the Top 10 children’s hospitals overall.