Dr. Elizabeth P. Wheaton is a medical doctor, board-certified in Internal Medicine. She has been in practice in Washington, D.C. for 28 years and recently retired in December 2022. Her medical license and board certification are active. She began her medical interests through work at the Columbia Road Health Services, the Washington Free Clinic and La Clinica del Pueblo. She completed her medical school training at the George Washington School of Medicine and her Residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital. Throughout her career, she has cared for many patients in her outpatient practice and, as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, regularly trained medical students.
She was born in the Dominican Republic where her parents served as missionaries. At the age of 8, she moved to the United States, growing up in both upstate New York and Arlington, VA. Before medical school, she worked as the Latin American Youth Center in Washington DC where she directed after-school programs for immigrant youth in oral history, literature, music, theater and photography. She was and is active in human rights projects related to the Caribbean and Latin America.