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  Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital
January 4, 2012

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center has added nearly 50 new faculty members to the nation’s children’s hospital. The group includes established medical experts in a variety of pediatric subspecialties.

“We are honored to welcome this notable group to the Children’s National family,” said Peter Holbrook, MD, chief medical officer at Children’s National Medical Center. “In focusing on our ability to care for children and their families, the expertise these individuals bring to Children’s National will truly be an asset to the high quality care and service we are committed to providing our patients.”

New Faculty at Children’s National Medical Center

Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine
• Irene Mikhail, MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
• Celeste Martin, MD
• Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD
• Alla Tauber, MD
• Angela Fletcher, PsyD

Blood and Marrow Transplantation
• Kristen Williams, MD

• Kristin Burns, MD
• Jessica Colyer, MD
• Laura Olivieri, MD
• Jodi Pike, MD

Critical Care Medicine
• Craig Futterman, MD
• Amanda Levin, MD
• Jamie Schwartz, MD

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
• Adebunmi Adeyiga, MD
• Iordanis Evangelou, PhD
• Jonathan Murnick, MD, PhD
• Ziv Yaniv, PhD
• Marius Lingararu, PhD

Emergency Medicine
• Eiman Abdulrahman, MD, MPH
• Bhawana Arora, MD
• David Mathison, MD
• Lili Moran, MD
• Asha Payne, MD
• Rasha Sawaya, MD
• Emily Liza Schmidt Willner, MD
Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
• Steven Weinstein, MD

Fetal & Transitional Medicine
• Rathinaswamy Govindan, PhD

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
• Seema Khan, MD
• Muhammad Khan, MD

General and Community Pediatrics
• Lekeisha Terrell, MD
• Kamillah Wood, MD
• Abila Tazanu-Legall, MD

• Nicholas Ah Mew, MD
• Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, MD

• Deepika Darbari, MD
• Yaser Diab, MD
• Nicole Verdun, MD

Hospitalist Medicine
• Laura Badwan, MD
• Robyn Baweja, MD
• Kevin Creamer, MD
• Anuradha Dayal, MD
• Heather Collins, MD
• Sonal Karlburgi, MD
• Allison Markowsky, MD
• Michelle McGarry, MD
• Anjna Melwani, MD
• Stephanie Todd, MD
• Charone Tolbert, MD

Laboratory Medicine
Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, MD

• Mariam Said, MD
• Lamia Soghier, MD

• Mahima Keswani, MD

• James Reese, Jr., MD
• Elizabeth Wells, MD, MHS

• Anne Inge, PhD

• Leslie Doros, MD
• Leigh Marcus, MD
• Jeffrey Toretsky, MD
• Elizabeth Yang, MD

• Heather DeBeaufort, MD

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
• L. Kaleb Friend, MD
• Benjamin Martin, MD

• Joshua Robert Bedwell, MD

• Henry Choi, PharmD
• Kristin Murphy, PharmD, BCPS
• Radha Rohatgi, PharmD, BCOP
• Ursula Tachie-Menson, BS, PharmD

• Andrea Badillo, MD


Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.