Capital Digestive Physician Lawrence A. Bassin, MD

Lawrence A. Bassin, MD


Born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, Dr. Bassin graduated from Walt Whitman High School en route to Washington University in St. Louis, where he received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. He went on to medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. followed by a residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard University teaching hospital. His education continued at Yale University where he served as a fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bassin has been fortunate enough to work in many Veterans Administration hospitals. In addition, while working in Puerto Rico, he learned to speak Spanish at an intermediate level. His life came full circle when, in 2003, he returned to the Washington area to care for his fellow Washingtonians.

Dr. Bassin enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Veronica DiFresco and two children. When free time allows, Dr. Bassin can be found running the trails of the C & O Canal or training in Rock Creek Park for an upcoming triathlon or marathon.


  • Spanish


Medical Education and Training

Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC
Doctor of Medicine


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA


Gastroenterology Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Washington University
St. Louis, MO


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  • Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

    American Board of Internal Medicine


Hospital Affiliations:

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Member of:

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America - Member
  • American College of Gastroenterology - Member

Holiday Office Closures

Capital Digestive Care office locations will be closed Monday, January 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Most locations will reopen on Tuesday. Our Washington, DC office will be closed for security reasons and will reopen on Thursday 1/21.