Meet Our Clerkship Director

Catherine Okuliar, M.D.

Catherine Okuliar

Dr. Okuliar is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She supervises students and residents in the outpatient setting and strives to provide excellent clinical education.

Dr. Okuliar’s research interests include medical education and preventive care. She is currently involved in a multi-center trial evaluating weight management counseling curriculum for medical students and another study examining students’ development of diagnostic reasoning skills. Dr. Okuliar is also active in Georgetown Medicine’s “Residents as Teachers” curriculum which cultivates trainees’ teaching skills. In addition to her teaching and research roles, Dr. Okuliar is a practicing general internist at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital General Internal Medicine clinic.

Dr. Okuliar has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rice University and obtained her M.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at the University of California San Francisco and residency training at Georgetown University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. She is also an active participant in the American College of Physicians and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.