About Dr. Michael Irwig
Michael S. Irwig, MD, F.A.C.E., is board-certified in Endocrinology & Metabolism and is an associate professor of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He also is an adjunct associate professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine Dr. Irwig is a general endocrinologist with a particular interest and expertise in androgens and transgender care. His research has focused on men with persistent sexual and non-sexual side effects of finasteride (Propecia), transgender health and men with borderline testosterone levels. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications appearing in multiple journals including Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, Diabetic Medicine, Endocrine Practice, JAMA Dermatology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and Nature Reviews Urology. His research findings have been featured in many national and international mainstream publications and broadcast outlets including: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CBS News, MSNBC.com, CNN, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the past president of the mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). He serves on national committees for AACE as well as the Endocrine Society, including the Endocrine Self-Assessment Committee (ESAP). Dr. Irwig received his M.D. degree from Cornell University and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia. He was a senior fellow in endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle.
- Adventist Health
- The George Washington University Hospital
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Internal Medicine)
Education and training
- Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
- University of Virginia, Residency in Internal Medicine
- University of Washington, Fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition
Dr. Michael Irwig's office location
GWMFA - Endocrinology-Diabetes-Metabolism
George Washington Medical Faculty Associates
2300 M St NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Patient reviews for Dr. Michael Irwig
Dr. Irwig is everything I could ask for in a physician. I was very nervous when looking for endocrinologists to see regarding gender dysphoria and HRT. Not only are the staff in the office friendly, Dr. Irwig went over my concerns, is highly approachable with questions and is very thorough with his care. Contacting him is easy as well, as he responds quickly over secure message through Medstar as well as over the phone. I couldn't recommend him or Medstar more.
I understand it is a teaching hospital, but why have a new patient repeat the story to the Resident and then the Doctor? Why can't the Doctor just take you in and let the Resident listen? It's a such a simple thing. And maybe Resident can do the typing since he/she is already there?
Dr. Irwig is very inclusive and knowledgeable about transgender medicine. I appreciate that he balances the desires of patients against the long term health implications of cross-hormone therapies. I also appreciate that Dr. Irwig takes time to educate his peers on transgender issues.
Good, smooth, informative as always.
I would have liked more information about possible symptoms meaning in my context/history.