Meet Our 2017-2018 Chief Residents


Pictured (left to right): Dr. Beckett, Dr. Windels, Dr. Swoboda, Dr. Whelton, Dr. Khan, Dr. Davie, Dr. Jacobs

Georgetown & Virginia Hosptial Center Inpatient Chief Residents:

Austin Jacobs, DOHead shot photo of Dr. Austin Jacobs
A Florida native, Austin attended Florida Atlantic University for undergrad and LECOM Bradenton in Florida for medical school. After completing a rotation in pulmonology at Georgetown during his fourth year as a medical student, Austin fell in love with not only Georgetown’s residency program, but also everything that our nation’s capital has to offer. His hobbies include playing competitive softball and baseball, as well as playing poker with his co-residents. Austin and his wife are busy preparing for their first child, due this fall. After chief year, Austin plans to become a hospitalist.
David Swoboda, MDHead shot photo of Dr. David Swoboda
A Memphis, Tenn. native, David Swoboda spent eight years in the sunshine state while completing undergraduate and medical school at Florida State University before joining the Georgetown Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2014. After meeting the other residents and attendings during interview season, David knew that Georgetown offered the perfect blend of academics and community vibe. During his time at Georgetown, along with building lasting relationships with his co-residents and faculty, David has made patient care and expanding on his research portfolio a focus. He is currently applying for Hematology/Oncology fellowships down the east coast and plans to focus on Malignant Hematology. When not on-call as Chief Resident or studying for the boards, David enjoys exploring the greater DC area, traveling and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Allison Windels, MD


Allison Windels, originally from Glen Rock, New Jersey, is a triple Hoya, having first come to Washington, DC to pursue Biochemistry and Sociology at Georgetown University. During those four wonderful years on the Hilltop, she met amazing people (future husband included), and decided to learn the art and science of medicine at Georgetown Medical School.  It was only fitting that she stayed at Georgetown for an Internal Medicine Residency rotating with such bright and compassionate residents.  After three years of working with the best co-residents, she is excited to serve as one of the Inpatient Chiefs at Georgetown University Hospital. In her free time, she plays on the Internal Medicine co-ed softball team, practices yoga, and is trying to read all of Agatha Christie’s novels. This year, she is participating in clinical educator programs offered through the University, with the ultimate goal of working in Washington, DC as an academic primary care physician.

Georgetown Ambulatory Chief Resident:.

Adam Davie, MD

Adam Davie was born and raised on the mean streets of New York City. He went to college at Emory University, where he majored in Classics. After graduating, he tried his hand at careers in music and winemaking, before ultimately going to medical school in Charleston, South Carolina, to become a physician. During residency at Georgetown, he recognized his true calling: primary care medicine. When not working in the clinic, Adam enjoys hiking and biking in Shenandoah.

Veterans Affairs Chief Residents:


Justin Beckett, MD

Born at Virginia Hospital Center, Justin was always destined to return to Washington, DC. He grew up exploring the battlegrounds of the American Revolution in Yorktown, Virginia before heading to college at Virginia Tech. He immersed himself in the Hokie Nation, playing trumpet in the Marching Virginians and proudly dancing the Hokie Pokie. Medical school brought Justin to Georgetown University, where he got attached to the city and fell in love with his wife, who somehow found his awkwardness endearing. Justin couldn’t imagine completing his residency anywhere other than Georgetown, so he was thrilled when he matched among the best colleagues he could hope for. He is proud to serve as a chief at the VA Medical Center and looks forward to a career in primary care and hospital medicine with an emphasis on medical education.

Shaheer Khan, DO.

Shaheer began his journey in the quiet town of Lubbock, TX where his parents arrived after leaving Pakistan in the search of education and a better life for their children. After 10 years of cruising the streets of Lubbock on his purple scooter, Shaheer’s parents moved the family to Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. There, Shaheer lost his drawl at record-breaking speed and started eating pizza and bagels for every meal. Despite moving to NY in the midst of a Yankees dynasty, he fell deeply in love with the New York Mets, whom he continues to allow way too much control over his emotional well-being. 

He attended Fordham University for a year before figuring out loans suck and transferring to Stony Brook University to complete his degree in Economics and Biology. After a brief dalliance in the finance sector and quickly realizing he hates talking about money, he worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and developed a passion for medicine and oncology in particular. He attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY before matching at Georgetown, his #1 ranked program. Since then, he has enjoyed every moment of his three years learning from amazing faculty, mentors, colleagues, and patients. He has loved living in DC where he met a wonderful lady at a random picnic in front of the Lincoln Memorial and used his charm and scootering skills to impress her enough to marry him. Now, as a chief at the VA, he is particularly excited to teach medical students and residents and become the best internist he can before he moves on to Heme/Onc fellowship.