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Monica Smith Pearl, MD

Center of Excellence
Director, The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology
National Provider Identifier1821264094

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

Dr. Monica Pearl is the Director of Interventional Neuroradiology dedicated to pediatric neurovascular disorders at Children's National. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Duke University in 2002. Following two years of general surgery and four years of diagnostic radiology at the George Washington University, she earned her certification from the American Board of Radiology in 2008. Dr. Pearl completed fellowships in both Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins University. Her special areas of interest include the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric neurovascular diseases, superficial vascular malformations including arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), venous malformations, and lymphatic malformations as well as radiation dose reduction strategies and innovative endovascular therapies for pediatric tumors of the head, neck, and spine. She is the principal investigator for an active Phase II clinical trial involving the intra-arterial administration of chemotherapy for the treatment of intraocular retinoblastoma and an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology. She is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and American Roentgen Ray Society. Dr. Pearl is available for patient and physician consultation, image review, and sees patients at Children’s National in her clinic by appointment.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NCBachelor of Arts 1994 -1998
Medical School Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NCDoctor of Medicine 1998 -2002
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