Biographies

All professionals at William Sawchuk MD and Gayle Masri-Fridling MD Ltd maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

William S. Sawchuk, MD

William S. Sawchuk, M.D. was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy where he graduated summa cum laude. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction. He completed his internal medicine internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and then went on to complete his dermatology residency at Duke University Medical center in Durham, North Carolina. Subsequently, he completed a three-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology with his primary areas of research interest being ras oncogenes and human papilloma virus.

He received the prestigious Edward Fox Award from the American Academy of Dermatology and the Bill Reed Traveling Fellowship from the American College of Physicians for his outstanding research work while at the National Institutes of Health. He has been in a full-time dermatologic practice in Northern Virginia since 1988. He is a member of the Washington, DC Dermatological Society where he served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Northern Virginia Medical Society, Virginia Medical Society, Virginia Dermatologic Society, as well as a member of the Dermatology Foundation’s Prestigious Annenberg Circle.

He is married to his wife Maureen and has two daughters, Andrea and Kate.

Recent Awards:

  • 2011 Washingtonian Top Doctor List-Top Dermatologists
  • 2011 The Washington Post Magazine "Best Physicians As Chosen By Their Peers"
  • 2011 Angie's List Super Service Award
  • 2011 Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors
  • 2011 The Washington Post Magazine  "Best Physicians As Chosen By Their Peers"
  • 2011 Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • 2011 Consumers' Research Council of America "America's Top Dermatologists"
  • 2010 Washingtonian Top Doctor List-Washington's Best Cosmetic Surgeon Click Here
  • 2007 Washingtonian Top Doctor List-Top Dermatologists Click Here
  • 2006 Consumers' Research Council of America "America's Top Dermatologists"
  • 2005 Washingtonian Top Doctor List-Top Dermatologists Click Here

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Gayle Masri-Fridling, MD

Dr. Gayle Masri-Fridling is a board certified dermatologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Organizational Behavior and Management. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Masri-Fridling completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center and her residency in Dermatology at the George Washington University Medical Center. She spent three years as full time faculty in Dermatology at George Washington University on completion of her training.

In 1996 she entered private practice in Dermatology joining Dr. William Sawchuk and they have been partners for the past 20 years. Dr. Masri-Fridling is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the Washington DC Dermatologic Society and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She also serves as a clinical consultant for the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Masri-Fridling lives in Montgomery County with her husband, two children and labradoodle.