Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As an internal medicine physician with a background in both inpatient and outpatient medicine, I work with each patient as a whole human being, rather than specific organ systems. With this personalized healthcare approach, similar to concierge medicine, I am able to help my patients understand and respect their bodies so they can prevent disease and better manage chronic conditions. I utilize my 20+ years of medical expertise to facilitate the process of achieving optimal health and wellness.

Communication is paramount to the doctor-patient relationship, and I spend extra time to develop meaningful relationships with my patients both inside and outside of the exam room. I enjoy sharing healthy cooking tips to improve nutrition, and we incorporate exercise, such as Pilates and Yoga to enhance flexibility, improve sleep quality and increase core strength.

I am one of a few female MDVIP-affiliated internists in the Washington, D.C. area. My practice is located in Bethesda, MD, serving the Arlington and McLean areas of Virginia, as well as the Potomac, Wheaton and Silver Spring communities of Maryland and Washington, D.C. I am affiliated with Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, and I always visit patients in those hospitals. As a primary care doctor board certified in internal medicine, I also have interests in preventive medicine, women’s health, nutrition and integrative health. I speak fluent English and Spanish.

Physician Profile


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish with Honors 1988
Minor in Chemistry
Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Doctorate of Medicine 1993
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1993-1994
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1994-1995
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
Internal Medicine 1995-1996



Professional Society Memberships

American Board of Internal Medicine
Member, International Association of Culinary Professionals
Member at Large, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Member, Women’s Board of the American Heart Associate, Washington DC

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Georgetown Clinical Society
- President 2012-2013
- Vice President 2011-2012
- Secretary 2010
Member, Peer Review Committee, Department of Internal Medicine, Shady Grove Medical Center
Member, Food Literacy Group of the Montgomery County Food Council
Associate Clinical Faculty, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Shady Grove Medical Center
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Suburban Hospital




Cooking, reading, Pilates, and competitive golf

Honors and Awards

Georgetown Clinical Society, "Doctor of the Year", 2014, 2015
Georgetown Clinical Society "St Ignatius of Loyola Award", 2014, 2015


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: John

    It's heartwarming to know you have a doctor who is interested in your health, who listens to you and who actually cares about you.

  • Member: Claire

    I am very grateful to the friend who guided me to MDVIP. I am also truly grateful to have Dr. Keshishian as my doctor. She is ve...

  • Member: bernard

    My story is that I came to Dr. Keshishian shortly after she began working at Bethesda Medical Associates. I needed a doctor who wo...