David Popiel

Chief Medical Officer at Forward

David Popiel has held various roles in the medical field since 2010. David began their career at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where they were the Medical Director for The GW Healing Clinic and an Assistant Professor Of Medicine. In 2010, they also joined The GW Medical Faculty Associates, where they were the Associate Division Director for General Internal Medicine and a General Internist / Primary Care Physician. In 2019, they joined Forward as a Medical Director, as well as a Doctor in both San Francisco CA and Washington DC.

David Popiel's education history includes a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2002 to 2006, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from The Johns Hopkins University from 2006 to 2007, an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care from The George Washington University from 2007 to 2010, a Certificate Program in Master Teacher & Leadership Development from The George Washington University - Graduate School of Education and Human Development from 2012 to 2013, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago from 1998 to 2002.



  • Chief Medical Officer

    October 1, 2023 - present

  • Medical Director

    January, 2020

  • Doctor (San Francisco CA on-site)

    August, 2019

  • Doctor (Washington DC on-site)

    June, 2019

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