Dr. Ira D. Shocket is a gastroenterologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital; Washington Hospital Center, where he serves as the section director of gastroenterology; and Georgetown University Hospital, where he serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine for the School of Medicine. Dr. Shocket is certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He practices out of Capital Digestive Care’s Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, Md.
Dr. Shocket has an expertise in colon and rectal cancer screening and inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Shocket earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Boston University Medical Center, followed by a gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Shocket previously served as the director of endoscopy at the Boston Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Shocket leads Capital Digestive Care’s continuing medical education program, serves on the board of managers and is the medical director for the Washington gastroenterology division. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterological Association. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the District of Columbia chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and a volunteer physician for So Others Might Eat, where he earned the Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1994 and the Caring Award in 2002.
Dr. Shocket has been repeatedly named a Top Doctor in Washingtonian magazine, Consumers’ Checkbook magazine, Best Doctors in America and U.S. News & World Report.