The Council of the District of Columbia named Christopher Selhorst, MD, to serve a one-year term on the Commission on Health Equity, effective July 7.
Dr. Selhorst, a diagnostic radiologist at Capitol Hill Medical Center, was nominated to the role based on his background in diagnosing and assessing a myriad of diseases, including stroke, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, chronic kidney disease, complications of HIV/AIDS, and other chronic conditions. The DC Council highlighted his experiences working on health disparity issues in Vietnam, Bolivia, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and his desire to serve his community.
“The Commission will perform a vital service,” Dr. Selhorst said, “and I would be honored to contribute my creative energy, broad personal experience and contacts in local and international public health, and my medical expertise as we work togther with local groups to find concrete and progressive solutions to the health disparities facing our community here in the District.”
The commission’s primary goal is to find ways to improve health outcomes for all residents of the district, with a particular focus on preventing chronic diseases which account for significant health disparities in the community.