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David Popiel, MD,MPH

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David Popiel MD,MPH David Popiel MD,MPH



  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Men's Health
  • HIV Prevention / PrEP
  • Medical School
    • Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency
    • George Washington University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    • Masters in Public Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Board Certified
  • Internal Medicine

David Popiel, MD MPH is board-certified in Internal Medicine and an assistant professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  He holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Popiel earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and subsequently came to The George Washington University Medical Center for his resident medical training.  Prior to joining the medical school faculty, he was chosen to serve as chief medical resident and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society at The George Washington University.  Dr. Popiel has been repeatedly honored as a Washingtonian Top Doctor, a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and by OutCare Health for his dedication to LGBTQ healthcare.

Dr. Popiel is a general internist with clinical expertise in men's health.  He practices experience-driven and patient-centered care focusing on wellness and disease prevention.  

Dr. Popiel’s patient philosophy:

I strive for all my actions and recommendations to be informed by scientific evidence – and – balanced with the unique values and beliefs of my patient. I am a believer in the power of prevention. In my practice, most of my patients are men. I have developed an interest in general men’s health issues through the life cycle – from early adulthood to the end-of-life – and many of my patients consider me to be their coach as much as their primary physician. My patients are dynamic and represent a variety of cultural and spiritual backgrounds. Many believe in complementary and integrative medicine. They identify with sexualities covering the spectrum, including straight, gay - and almost everything in between. I strive to support the unique value system of each of my patients so that I could best ally and partner with them on issues related to their health.

Today, health care delivery is changing in innovative ways. My patients are meaningfully interacting with my team nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants – as well as medical students and medical residents – in their health care. I am excited about the future of primary care and general medicine.