Richard J. McCarthy, MD
Physician in Chief
District of Columbia and Suburban Maryland Service Area
DR. RICHARD MCCARTHY is the physician in chief for the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland areas for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C.
He graduated with a B.A. with Distinction in English Language & Literature from the University of Virginia College of Arts & Science. In 1991, he received his medical degree from the John Hopkins School of Medicine.
After completing his residency in neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in 1995, Dr. McCarthy completed a neurology fellowship at the UCSF in neuromuscular diseases and clinical neurophysiology in 1997. He served as an assistant adjunct clinical professor of Neurology at UCSF from 2001-2007.
He joined The Permanente Medical Group in 1997 and has held a variety of leadership roles during his tenure, including chief of neurology, chief of quality and assistant physician in chief for specialty care access at San Rafael Medical Center. He served as an elected representative from San Rafael Medical Center on the Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors between 2002 and 2008.
He was recognized in Consumer Checkbook as one of California's Top Doctors from 2002-2007 and received The Permanente Medical Group Physician Hero Award in 2008.
Dr. McCarthy joined the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., Kaiser Permanente in January 2009 as Physician in Chief.
He is an avid gardener and has been known to have grown every fruit tree known to man. He is a member of the California rare fruit association.
How He Thrives:
"I like taking a dog out for a walk…it's interesting to see the world through his eyes."