John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

To deliver thoughtful, comprehensive, proactive and compassionate healthcare in a warm and unhurried environment AND to be open-minded, a good listener and to share a little laughter along the way.

Physician Profile


University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN
Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Professional Studies 1972
Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Doctorate of Medicine 1976
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Internal Medicine 1977-1979
Scott Air Force Base, Washington University School of Medicine
Scott Air Force Base, IL
Pulmonary Disease 1982-1983
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Pulmonary Disease


District of Columbia

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy 1998-present
- At Large Member, Executive Committee, Medical Staff 1992-2001
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee 1990-1998
- Chief, Pulmonary Disease Section 1990-1997
- Invasive Procedures Review Committee 1993-1997
- Code Blue Committee 1988-1993

Hospital Affiliations

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Honors and Awards

Recipient, John Carroll Society Pro Bono Health Care Award for Outstanding Service to the Washington Archdiocesan Healthcare Network
"Top Doctors", Pulmonary Disease, Washingtonian Magazine 2010

Published Works

Effect of endurance exercise training on ventilatory function in older individuals, Journal of Applied Physiology,58(3): 791-794, John E. Yerg II, Douglas R. Seals, James M. Hagberg, and John O. Holloszy 1985
Syncope Secondary to Ventricular Asystole in an Endurance Athlete, Clinical Cardiology, Vol. 9, J.E. Yerg II, MD, D.R. Seals, PhD, J.M. Hagberg, PhD, A.A. Ehsani, MD, May 1986
Metabolic responses to exercise in young and older athletes and sedentary men, Journal of Applied Physiology, 65(2): 900-908, James M. Hagberg, Douglas R. Seals, John E. Yerg, Hames Gavin 1988
Lung Cancer Update, The Washington Clinic Newsletter, September 1990
Air Travel and Patients with Pulmonary Dysfunction, The Washington Clinic Newsletter, November 1992


American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Jim

    Dr. Yerg is the very best! I will never forget the day when stress at my work place induced a panic attack that I thought was a h...

  • Member: Ann

    Prior to joining Dr. Yerg's MDVIP practice my daughter was not satisfied with my prior internist. She felt that he didn't offer an...

  • Member: Melvin

    At age 71 I can say Dr.John Yerg is the most competent and thorough primary physician I ever have had. My annual physical exam wi...

  • Member: Wallie Jean

    I am from Montana and Dr. Yerg is my country doctor in a Big city! He always takes-makes time to see me no matter how busy his off...