Director of Geriatrics
Co-Founder of the Medical House Call Program
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
K. Eric De Jonge, MD is the Director of Geriatrics and co-founder (in 1999) of the Medical House Call Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is on teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown.
Dr. De Jonge grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Stanford University and Yale School of Medicine. He did his residency in primary care medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview and fellowships in health policy at Georgetown and Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
In 2003, Dr. De Jonge was named National House Call Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM). His main interest is in creating skilled and affordable care teams that help frail elders live with dignity at home.
Since 2007, Dr. De Jonge has helped develop and advocate for a Medicare reform act, called Independence at Home (IAH), to advance home-based primary care for elders and reduce total Medicare costs. IAH was part of the 2010 health reform bill and began implementation in 2012. He served as national program chair for the 2014 AAHCM annual meeting.
In September 2014, Dr. DeJonge received the D.C. Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award.