I practice general internal medicine in Washington, DC and teach at Georgetown University School of Medicine. I conduct research and lecture nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. I am the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).
I live in McLean, Virginia with my wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. We have two children: Karen Goodman (age 24 and recently married to Robert Goodman) and Louis Matthews (age 22). I enjoy family and church activities, golf, sports, piano, travel, and photography.