“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 (Board-Eligible)
  • Critical Care (Board-Eligible)

Areas of Expertise

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

Education

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, MD
2020

Residency

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
2016

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, DC
2013

Undergraduate School

Cornell University
Biology
Ithaca, NY
2007

Hospitals Affiliated With

Virginia Hospital Center

Professional Associations

American College of Chest Physicians, Member

American Thoracic Society, Member

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Publications

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.

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.

Biography

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.