Dr. Worthing is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and received the Medical Student Achievement Award. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine in 2006 and rheumatology fellowship in 2008 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. He also received multiple honors including the Medical Humanities Award and nominations for the String of Pearls Award, given by Georgetown University medical students for excellence in teaching. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Worthing has an interest in public policy. As chairman of the American College of Rheumatology’s Government Affairs Committee, he serves as the lead advocate for rheumatology on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies like Medicare and the FDA. He also chairs the Public Policy Education Committee of the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia, for which he also served as president in 2010. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
In 2008, Dr. Worthing published a book chapter on the ways in which rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout affect the elbow joint. Dr. Worthing sees patients at the Chevy Chase and Washington D.C. locations of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, P.C.