Dr. Edwin C. Chapman

Dr. Edwin C. Chapman has practiced in Washington, DC for 40 over years specializing in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Over the past 20 years, he has investigated the complex mix of addiction, undertreated mental illness, infectious diseases (AIDS & Hepatitis C), criminal behavior, and chronic diseases in which patients have 20-25 year shorter life expectancies. Dr. Chapman received his B.S. in 1969 and M.D. in 1973 from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in cardiology from historic Freedmen’s and Howard University Hospitals. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM, 1979), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM grandfathered to ABAM, 2009), a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He maintains active memberships in the National Medical Association (NMA) and Medico Chirurgical Society of Washington, DC (MED CHI of DC).
Using his medical training, research, and patient care, Dr. Chapman exemplifies what it means to Rebuild The Village :
  • In January 2019, he was appointed to the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine committee Examination of the Integration of Opioid and Infectious Diseases Prevention Efforts in Select Programs and currently collaborates with the Howard University School of Pharmacy and College of Medicine as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry.
  • Using an innovative virtual office telemedicine design, he is addressing the needs of opioid-addicted index patients and their entire families recognizing the impact of addiction as a “social determinant of health” and a factor leading to “toxic stress” in both family and community-wide settings.
  • Dr. Chapman is a founding member and secretary of the board of directors of the Leadership Council for Healthy Communities (an inter-faith 501(c)3 organization with 30+ Metro DC institutions) where he is bringing a multi-specialty primary care into underserved communities and faith institutions (ACA’s “Accountable Health Community”) using both onsite care and virtual care thru tele-video consultation for social work, nutritional consulting, pharmaceutical reconciliation, as well as psychiatry and primary care.  
  • In 2008, Dr. Chapman was featured in the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Month DVD entitled “Medication-Assisted Therapies: Providing a Whole-Patient Approach to Treatment” sponsored and produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • In the past several years, Dr. Chapman has been featured in The Washington Post, Addiction Professional Magazine, HIT Consultant.com, NPR, EBONY MAGAZINE, Washington WUSA 9, Behavioral Healthcare Magazine, and international Spanish TV. He was recognized by the National Medical Association as their 2016 “Practitioner of the Year.”