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Photos from Washingtonian’s Top Doctors Celebration

Photos from Washingtonian’s Top Doctors Celebration

More than 350 honorees and medical executives gathered on November 15 to celebrate Washingtonian’s 2016 Top Doctors at a cocktail reception presented by Privia Medical Group. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, and music while networking with their peers at Covington & Burling’s exquisite atrium. They were invited to toast the award-winning doctors with Champagne from a Bubbly Bar within Privia’s Lounge, have their brain waves read in the Wells Fargo lounge, and warm up with boozy hot cider and tea, courtesy of Comcast Spotlight.

Root & Stem served creative light bites, including an “Apple a Day” station featuring bacon-wrapped apples and a delicious apple flatbread, and poured festive specialty cocktails. The Top Doctors posed for faux Washingtonian magazine covers, courtesy of Washington Talent Agency. The swanky venue was transformed for the evening with dramatic lighting by John Farr Lighting, beautiful florals by Nature of Design, and sleek furniture from Syzygy and Select Event Group.

Thank you to our sponsors: Privia Medical Group, Wells Fargo, Comcast Spotlight, and Covington.

Thank you to our partners: Root & Stem, John Farr Lighting, Nature of Design, Syzygy, Select Event GroupWashington Talent Agency, Magic Hat, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Booth-o-Rama, and VA Photobooths and More.

All photos by Dan Swartz.

Mildred Chernofsky, Lynne J. Lightfoote, Jeffrey Toole, Nicole P. Singh, and Andrew Engel.
Mildred Chernofsky, Lynne J. Lightfoote, Jeffrey Toole, Nicole Singh, and Andrew Engel.
Michael Miller and Britney Empty.
Michael Miller and Britney Empty.
Root & Stem created an “Apple a Day” station for Top Doctors to enjoy.
Jenne O'Brien, Paulette E. Browne, Melanie Bradshaw, and Mo Browne.
Jeanne O’Brien, Paulette Browne, Melanie Bradshaw, and Mo Browne.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder, his wife Sharon Malone, and Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams.
Sabina Buendia experiments with Braintone Art in Wells Fargo’s lounge.
John Farr Lighting transformed the Covington lobby with purple uplights.
Guests celebrated the Top Doctors with a cranberry ginger champagne cocktail thanks to Privia Medical Group.

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Edman Mushtaq, Anushu Guleria, and Sumi Sexton.
Edman Mushtaq, Anushu Guleria, and Sumi Sexton.
David Rothenberg, President of Privia Medical Group, congratulated the Top Doctors of 2016.
Top Doctors and their guests enjoyed delicious baby burgers, spicy chicken meatball bahn mi sliders, braised bbq short rib sliders, and fried chicken sliders by Root & Stem.
Attendees had fun posing with props in a photobooth by Booth-o-Rama, thanks to Privia Medical Group.
Amanda Sheehan and Erin Pinckney of Comast Spotlight.
Privia provided delicious doctor-themed cookies for guests to enjoy in their lounge.
Sid Chandela, Anjali Chandela, and Jeremy Peters.
Nick Talanin and Aydin Akgun relax in the Wells Fargo lounge.
Nature of Design created beautiful yellow, white and green floral arrangements for the 2016 Top Doctors reception.
Juan Zapata, Lisa Freda, and Steven Taglieri.
Stephen Taglieri, Jennifer Ballard , Amanda Lindner, Juan Zapata, Brigette Myers, Dave Rothenberg, David Young, Scott Disch, Charlotte Taylor, Brian Orgen, Lisa Freda, and Elaine Purcell of Privia Medical Group.
Root & Stem served Rosemary Lamb Loin to guests.
Attendees enjoyed a Bubbly Bar and delicious doctor-themed cookies in Privia’s lounge.
Assaf Gordon, Faheem Sandhu, and Daniel Kendall.
Top Doctors enjoyed mouth-watering red velvet cupcakes in the Comcast Spotlight lounge.
Dan Finkelstein, David Rothenberg, President of Privia Medical Group, and Brad Pontz.
A modern floral arrangement by Nature of Design.
Brendan Camp, Nick Talanin, and Aydin Akgun with their faux Washingtonian covers, thanks to Washington Talent Agency.
Ayesha Mian, Roohi Hasan, and Naba Sharif.
Mustafa Haque and Aisha Ahmad.
Guests warmed up with a boozy hot bar, provided by Comcast Spotlight.
Mia Kogan, Timothy Curry, and Cynthia Glassor.
The Privia lounge was a popular spot for guests to relax and enjoy champagne and sweet treats.
Andrea Anderson and Aviva Zyskind.