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Maria T. Pena, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Oromotor and Drooling Clinic

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Genetic Medicine Research
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Specialties: Sinusitis, Craniofacial Disorder

Board CertificationsAmerican Bd of Otolaryngology
Foreign LanguagesSpanish
National Provider Identifier1770673147

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

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Phone: 301-297-4000
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Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC
An affiliated private practice

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-766-3100
Practice Manager: Chris Reilly
Fax: 571-766-3091

Maria Pena, MD, has been practicing at Children’s National Medical Center since 1998. In addition to a large clinical practice, Dr. Pena is an active basic science researcher and currently holds several grants to study the molecular basis of pediatric sinusitis. Dr. Pena’s clinical interests include pediatric sinus disease. She also has clinics for patients with oromotor and swallowing dysfunction and craniofacial abnormalities.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Florida Gainesville, FLBachelor of Arts Microbiology 1983 -1985
Medical School University of Florida Gainesville, FL 1986 -1987
Medical School Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, MIDoctor of Medicine 1987 -1991
National & International Recognitions
1st PlaceState University of New York at BuffaloAnnual Resident Research Day1996
1st PlaceState University of New York at BuffaloAnnual Resident Research Day1995

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
MemberAmerican College of Women Surgeons
MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Journal Article, Wu, X., Ghimbovschi, S., Aujla, P, Rose, M., & Pena, M. (2008), Expression Profiling of Inflammatory Mediators in Pediatric Sinus Mucosa, Archives of Otolaryngology.

Journal Article, Sobata, A..P., Pena, M., Santi, R., & Ahmed, A. (2007), Undifferentiated Sninonasal Carcinoma in a Patient with Nevoid Basel Cell Carcinoma Syndrome, International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 15, 3, 303-306.

Journal Article, Pena, M., Aujla, P., Zudarie, E., Zalzal, G., & Rose, M. (2007), Localization and Expression of MUC5B and MUC7 Mucins in Pediatric Sinus Mucosa, Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology, 116, 5, 389-397.

Journal Article, Joshi, A., Elmaraghy, C., Tanna, N., Plotsky, T., Obukahari, I., Pena, M., and Slack, M. (2007), Non Surgical Management of Tracheoinnominate Fistula in the Pediatric Population, Archives of Otolaryngology, 33, 3, 294-296.

Journal Article, Reilly, M., Milmoe, G., & Pena, M. (2006), Three Extraordinary and Severe Complications of Adenotonsillectomy , International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 70, 5, 941-946.

Journal Article, Pena, M., Aujla, P., Patel, K., Zalzal, G., & Rose, M. (2005), Immunihistochemical Analyses of MUC5AC Mucin Expression in Sinus Mucosa of Children with Sinusitis and Controls, Annals Of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology, 114, 12, 958-965.

Journal Article, Pena, M., Aujla, P., Choi, S., & Zalzal, G. (2004), Acute Airway Distress from Endotracheal Intubation Injury in the Pediatric Aerodigestive Tract, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 130, 5, 575-578.

Journal Article, Pena, M., Watson, A.M., Troxler, R.F., Kandil, A., Berger, J., Rose, M.C. (2003), MUC7 Mucin Glycoprotein is Present in Airway secretions of Asthmatic, but not Control, Patients, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 17, 7.

Journal Article, El-Bitar, M., Pena, M., Choi, S., Zalzal, G. (2002), Retained Ventilation Tubes: Should They Be Removed at 2 Years?, Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery , 128, 1357-1360.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Pena, M. (2002), Acute Airway Distress from Endotracheal Intubation Injury in the Pediatric Aerodigestive Tract, Poster session presented at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Maria Pena, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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