Directions

The following is a map of the area around the Veteran's Administration Medical Center location:

The following are directions to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center:

From the East: Route 50 West to New York Avenue, exit onto South Dakota Avenue. At 7th traffic light, turn left onto Monroe Street. Follow Monroe until it dead ends. Go left on Michigan Avenue. Follow right lanes onto Irving Street. Get in left lane and make first left. VAMC is located to the left.

From Baltimore & Northern Areas: I-95 Southbound. Veer right onto I-495 toward Silver Spring. Leave I-495 almost immediately at New Hampshire Avenue, exit Route 650 South. Go south for approximately 4 miles on New Hampshire Avenue, then go south on North Capitol Street for approximately 2 miles. Exit right onto Irving Street Following signs to VAMC. Get in left lane immediately and make first left. VAMC is located to the left.

From the West: South on 270, then go east on I-495 (go left at fork marked "Washington"), to the Connecticut Avenue exit, southbound Route 185. Proceed south on Connecticut Avenue for about 3 miles. Turn left onto Military Road for approximately 3.5 miles. Turn right at light onto North Capitol street. Go approximately 1.5 miles then exit right onto Irving Street following signs to VAMC. Get into left lane immediately then make first left. VAMC is located to the left.

From Virginia & Southern Areas: Take I-95, Virginia Route 1, or Virginia Route 50, to the 14th Street bridge. Continue north on 14th Street until you reach Harvard Street where you will turn right. Harvard ends at light (approximately 2.5 miles). At light, turn left onto Irving Street. Stay in middle lane. At 3rd light turn right. VAMC is located on the left.

Taking the Metro: Take the Red Line to the Catholic University/Brookland Metro Station. Metro Buses H2 and H4 will bring you to the VAMC.  However, if you get to the Metro by 6:40PM, you can phone Dr. Williamson, our host, at:  office, 202-745-4043, pager: 202-516-3746,  cell,  301-775-0500 and he will come to the Metro Station to pick you up. It should take about 10 minutes (with 5 to simply exit the building) for him to get there.

Parking: Park in any visitors space. There are plenty; We suggest using the ones on the right as you come in, opposite the emergency room entrance, as that is the only entrance open after 8. You can also park in the large lot past the main entrance.

Building Entry: Enter via the Emergency Room entrance. You may need to show an armed guard a photo ID, e.g. driver's license. Continue in the direction you entered until you come to a large "room"; then look to your right and back the way you came; there are three elevators there.

Fourth floor: When you get to the fourth floor and get off the elevator, the auditorium, where we meet, should be right in front of you..

Contact Information

David Kiasi, Chair, david.kiasi@appalt.com, (301) 350-4752 (messages), (301) 335-5802 (cell)

Vice-Chair (Vacant)

Skip Williamson, Host at Veteran's Administration Hospital Center, robert.e.williamson@va.gov, (202) 745-4043