Internal Medicine

Kacie J Saulters, MD FACP
Program Director

Originally from Alabama, Dr Saulters attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) followed by medical school at the University of South Alabama. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia and graduated from their Global Health Track through which she did clinical work and research in Uganda. Fortunately, her husband's career brought her to Washington D.C. and Dr. Saulters worked as an Academic Hospitalist, Assistant Residency Program Director, and GME Global Health Director at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital from 2015 until she joined University of Maryland Capital Region Health in 2022.

Dr. Saulters has been involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education since completing her residency and has a passion for teaching and training physicians. She has a depth of experience in curriculum development and didactic and bedside teaching. In addition, Dr Saulters holds Certification in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from ASTMH, Medical Education Research Certification from AAMC, and Leadership Education and Development Certification from AAMC. She has several teaching awards, including a Golden Apple from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she remains adjunct Associate Professor. As founder of ACP-DC Chapter's Health Equities Committee, Dr Saulters is passionate about health equity and serving our diverse population in Prince George's County.

When not at the hospital, you can find Dr Saulters at home in D.C. with her husband and two children, probably working in the garden, making a loaf of sourdough bread, or exploring one of the local parks in Prince George's County.

Helen Lavelle
Associate Program Director

Dr. Lavelle is originally from Texas and completed her medical education and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati. After graduation she served as an academic hospitalist at the University of Cincinnati after which her family relocated to the DC area and she served as an academic hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Georgetown University. Dr Lavelle has broad longitudinal experience in undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as hospital and institutional service as it relates to the practice of hospital medicine.

Gurdeep Singh Chhabra
Associate Program Director

Dr Gurdeep Singh Chhabra received his Medical degree from Gauhati University in India. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1993 at Prince George’s Hospital Center and completed his fellowship in Hematology & Oncology in 1996.   He has served in the Associate Program Director role since 2012, and in addition has held several leadership roles within our Hospital.  Most recently he serves as the Chair of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, as well as the immediate-past President of the Medical Staff.  Dr. Chhabra has regional leadership as the President of Prince George’s Medical Society.