Jan 2005 - Present
1994 - 1997
Harvard University of Public Health
Delegation to South Africa of Harvard Students
1990 - 1994
Wayne State University School of Medicine
1985 - 1989
Freshman and Sophomore Class President. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. NAACP President STudent Leaderhsip Program, Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities.
Chief of emergency medicine and Interim Chairman Dr. Geoffrey Mountvarner directs a skilled team of doctors and nurses at the Howard University Hospital in Washington DC. Since May 2007, he has overseen the emergency department that treats 58,000 patients in a space that was intended to treat only 36,000 individuals.
Dr. Geoffrey Mountvarner is a physician and emergency medicine chief who has authored two works of nonfiction based on his own life experiences. In Don’t Even Smile: The Other Side of Sexual Harassment, Geoffrey Mountvarner, M.D., tackles that problematic issue of what to do when an untrue sexual harassment allegation threatens to derail personal, professional, and social aspects of life. Dr. Mountvarner reaches out through his book to professionals and corporations that have been hit by baseless lawsuits of the type he experienced when in his early 40s, working within a hospital emergency department. He writes that while life will never be the same for the accused, there are steps critical to take in successfully weathering the storm. In addition to fully disclosing all pertinent information to one’s spouse, Dr. Geoffrey Mountvarner recommends maintaining an innocent and credible profile and preparing a countersuit. He also emphasizes the importance of strong faith and of honestly assessing who is trustworthy and who is in a position to exact harm. Geoffrey Mountvarner's, second book, What Matters Most is What You Do Next: Dealing with Adversity, takes the sexual harassment issue as a backdrop in exploring issues of healing, perseverance, and strength. Dr. Mountvarner also explores the complex human interactions in the emergency medical setting in depth, drawing life lessons from his experiences. Dr. Mountvarner’s book is featured on the website www.whatmattersmost-book.com, where he also offers information on topics he is familiar with as a public speaker. Presentation topics he is an ideal candidate for include “Preparing Students to Succeed in College” and “Strategies for Families with Children who Stutter.” The latter subject draws on Dr. Geoffrey Mountvarner’s personal stuttering issue, which he successfully overcame as an adult.