Dr. Deborah Gofreed was born and raised in the DC area and has lived here her whole life except for educational forays to Duke University, where she obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology, and to the University of Maryland Medical School where she completed her MD degree in 1980. She did post graduate residency training in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the George Washington University Medical Center. She has been actively practicing medicine in Northern Virginia ever since. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine, and has earned the distinguished level of fellowship of the American College of Physicians, The American College of Chest Physicians, and The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. From a very diversified practice ranging from primary care to critical care, she became especially interested in the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, and has devoted full time effort to this exciting specialty since 2005.
She brings to the field her special interest in breathing disorders and methods of ventilatory support, now so important in the management of sleep apnea, along with her concern for the psychological well being of individuals, which is what drew her to medicine from the beginning.