Dr. Nahid Maleki, AAO president, is eager to see 2018 Annual Session attendees enjoy every aspect of the meeting and the experience of being in the nation’s capital. Dr. Maleki has spent most of her adult life studying and working in Washington, D.C. She completed her orthodontic residency at Georgetown University, then became a tenured associate professor at her alma mater and has been in private orthodontic practice in the heart of the city since 1982.
The city’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, which extends along the Potomac River and features Federal-style architecture and cobblestone streets, is one of Dr. Maleki’s favorite places to explore.
“In Georgetown, there’s a story to be told everywhere you look,” says Dr. Maleki. “After walking past Jackie Kennedy’s N Street home, you can visit in the booth at Martin’s Tavern (1264 Wisconsin Avenue, NW), where President (John F.) Kennedy proposed to her.* A climb on the ‘Exorcist steps’ (featured in the film of the same name) can be rewarded by a meal at the Tombs (located nearby at 1226 36th Street, NW). Patisserie Poupon (1645 Wisconsin Ave, NW) is the place to meet a friend for a quiet morning coffee and pastry or quiche.”
Dr. Maleki also invites Annual Session attendees to visit the Historic Georgetown Club, of which she is a member, for relaxation, food or drinks at any time while in Washington. Designed to be similar to renowned, elegant dining clubs in London and Paris, the club is often visited by world leaders, diplomats and business leaders. To gain admission to the club, say that you are a friend of Dr. Nahid Maleki’s.
Dr. Maleki’s favorite venues in Georgetown also include:
- The happy hour at Sea Catch (1054 31st Street, NW), known for its ambience and array of oysters;
- Bistrot LePic (1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW), offering renowned French cuisine. A private dining room upstairs may be reserved for special occasions;
- The Georgetown Library (3260 R Street, NW), featuring quiet, elegant reading rooms and a beautiful view of the Potomac River.
* Among the selections in the 2018 AAO Tours program is a “Walking Tour of Georgetown,” which will include these and other historic sites in the neighborhood. Register for the tour by March 31.