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We're Home to 50+ of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors

Washington, DC – Washingtonian Magazine has named 54 physicians at Children’s National Health System to their list of 2015 “Top Doctors.” These recognized providers represent a number of specialties within Children’s National including nationally ranked programs such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Urology, and Surgery. Seven physicians also practice at several Northern Virginia locations through Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV).

“I’m pleased to see so many of our Children’s National and PSV doctors recognized for excellence in their fields,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “Importantly, this recognition helps families know that they are entrusting the care of their children to the region’s most respected and committed pediatric physicians.”

Washingtonian’s “Top Doctors” is a listing of the Washington, DC, region’s best doctors nominated by nearly 12,000 other physicians in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The following Children’s National and PSV physicians join this year’s list of 1,900 area doctors representing 39 specialties:

Children's National Health System Specialists Named "Top Doctors"

Cardiology  Nephrology
Jeffrey Becker, MD Kanwal Kher, MD, MBA
Charles Berul, MD
Mary Donofrio, MD Neurology 
Thomas Hougen, MD Marc DiFazio, MD 
Joshua Kanter, MD Bennett Lavenstein, MD* 
Gerard Martin, MD William McClintock, MD* 
Kanishka Ratnayaka, MD Roger Packer, MD 
Craig Sable, MD
Cardiac Surgery Neurosurgery 
Richard Jonas, MD Robert Keating, MD 
  John Myseros, MD 
Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc  Ophthalmology 
  Mohamad Jaafar, MD 
Fran Cogen, MD, CDE  Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 
  Jeffrey Hanway, MD* 
Gastroenterology/Hepatology  Emily Hattwick, MD* (noted as hand surgery) 
Ali Bader, MD Benjamin Martin, MD* 
Laurie Conklin, MD  Matthew Oetgen, MD 
Benny Kerzner, MD  Laura Tosi, MD 
Parvathi Mohan, MD   
John Snyder, MD  Otolaryngology 
Lynn Duffy, MD  
  Diego Preciado, MD, PhD 
General and Community Pediatrics  Rahul Shah, MD
Dinea DeSouza, MD  George Zalzal, MD 
Ellen Hamburger, MD   
Ellen O'Brien, MD  Physical Rehabilitation Medicine 
Edward Sepe, MD  Justin Burton, MD
  Sarah Evans, MD 
Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  
Michael Guerrera, MD  Michael Boyajian, MD 
Jay Greenberg, MD   
Christopher Lawlor, MD*  Radiology 
Carly Varela, MD*  Karun Sharma, MD 
Infectious Disease  Surgery 
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS  A. Alfred Chahine, MD 
Barbara Jantausch, MD  Louis Marmon, MD, PhD 
Bernhard Wiedermann, MD  Anthony Sandler, MD 
  M. David Gibbons, MD 
  Hans Pohl, MD 
  H. Gil Rushton, MD 
   *Denotes physician is also with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia

Children’s National is the only health system in the Washington, DC metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care. Through the Children's National Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine, primary care clinics, and seven outpatient centers located across the region, Children’s offers more than 50 pediatric specialty care programs and departments.

Contact: Emily Hartman or Caitlyn Camacho at 202-476-4500.