About Dr. Chawla

Dr. Sonya Chawla is a Washingtonian Top Doctor, former Chief Medical Resident and dedicated Internist who delivers high-level, detailed medical care catered to each patient’s individual needs. She has extended office hours, travels to patient’s homes to provide medical care and has complete accessibility via phone and email to provide the most thorough and comprehensive approach to patient care. Dr. Chawla uses her strong background in communication to help patients navigate basic medical conditions, preventive health care, cancer screenings, vaccinations, as well as complex medical issues that require the coordination of sub-specialists, therapists and other medical personnel to provide integrated management and success in the patient’s outcome. She visits patients if hospitalized and provides an important bridge between the patient’s hospital and outpatient care.


  • Chief Medical Resident, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Georgetown University Hospital
  • M.D. University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • M.S. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • B.A. Georgetown University, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Holton-Arms School


  • Washingtonian Top Doctor, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Washingtonian Magazine
  • Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor, 2021
  • C. Darcy Blair Award for “Excellence in the Practice of Medicine, Passion for the Art of Medicine and Commitment to the Community” 2011, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Jerry I Cherner Award for excellence in Clinical Research, 2009, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award, 2007, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hospital Privileges
Dr. Chawla maintains privileges at:

  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Washington Hospital Center