Capital Digestive Care is proud to announce that Dr. Donald O’Kieffe has been honored with the John Carroll Society Pro Bono Health Care Award for his work through Catholic Charities to provide services for patients in need. It was presented in conjunction with the Rose Mass at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland on Sunday, March 6th. Each year the award is given to those who demonstrate outstanding volunteer services and tireless efforts in serving community needs.
Over the course of his career, Dr. O’Kieffe has been a consultant to the White House, National Institutes of Health, The State Department and the Peace Corps. In addition, he carried out the area’s first colonoscopy in 1972 and has continued to be at the forefront of promoting colon cancer screening in the Washington Metropolitan area.