“My goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with my patients. Through thoughtful, shared decision-making, I employ a personalized and evidenced-based approach to patient care. I strongly value effective communication with my patients and feel that my job is not complete if patients do not fully understand their health conditions and how to manage them effectively.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary 
  • Critical Care

Areas of Expertise

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • Sarcoidosis



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, DC

Undergraduate School

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Hospitals Affiliated With

VHC Health

Professional Associations

American College of Chest Physicians, Member

American Thoracic Society, Member

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine


Richter, W., Cohen, K.A. No amikacin, no problem: A successful treatment approach for otomastoiditis due to amikacin-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus. Antimicrobial
Agents and Chemotherapy Nov 2019, AAC.02023-19.

Matus, I., Richter, W., Mani, S. Awareness, Competencies and Practice Patterns in Tracheobronchomalacia: A Survey of Pulmonologists. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol
2016;23(2): 131–137.

Richter, W., Sun, Y, Psoter, K, et al. Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with Increased Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Risk in Cystic Fibrosis. Annals ATS. 2021;18(5): 913-916.

Richter, W., Nguyen, J., Wu, A., et al. Low rates of macrolide-resistant *Mycobacterium avium* complex in cystic fibrosis despite chronic azithromycin therapy. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.2021;20(3): 555-557.

Personal Interests

Dr. Richter enjoys staying active, traveling, cooking, reading, and playing basketball. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.


A native of Washington DC, Dr. Richter has spent most of his life in the DC-Baltimore area. After graduating from Cornell University, he spent time working at the NIH and as a behavioral therapist for individuals with autism before entering medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown, followed by fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He strives to provide personalized care for common pulmonary conditions such as asthma and COPD, but has particular interest in managing bronchiectasis, nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections, interstitial lung disease, and sarcoidosis among others.