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Children's National Home to More Than 50 Northern Virginia "Top Doctors"

Washington, DC – Northern Virginia Magazine has named 58 Children’s National Health System physicians to its list of 2016 “Top Doctors.”  The physicians represent a number of specialties across Children’s National including nationally-ranked programs such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Neurology, and Orthopaedics. Eleven physicians on the list also practice with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia.

“Congratulations to the Children’s National physicians named to this elite list,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “This recognition is meaningful to us because it affirms both our physicians’ high level of expertise and our commitment to meeting the health needs of the children of Northern Virginia.”

Nominations for Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors listing are generated by a peer survey and panels from nine local hospitals in the Northern Virginia area. Each panel nominated the doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, patient access, training, and quality of records.

Offering more than 50 pediatric specialty care programs and departments, Children’s National specialists provide care at Children’s National Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, in 10 office locations across Northern Virginia, as well as a number of other outpatient centers and primary care clinics in the region. Children’s National is the only health system in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care and is ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. It is also one of only five pediatric hospitals in the United States this year to achieve Magnet® designation, and the Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospital List along with U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll.

Children’s National Specialists Recognized as “Top Doctors”

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Nephrology 
Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPH Asha Moudgil, MD 
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
David Jacobsohn, MD, ScM Marc DiFazio, MD 
  Bennett Lavenstein, MD* 
Cardiology William McClintock, MD* 
Charles Berul, MD  Roger Packer, MD 
Mary Donofrio, MD   
Thomas Hougen, MD  Ophthalmology 
Jeffrey Moak, MD  William Madigan, MD 
  Jonathan Taylormoore, MD 
Cardiac Surgery   
Richard Jonas, MD   Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 
  Emily Hattwick, MD* 
Critical Care Medicine  Jeffrey Hanway, MD* 
David Wessel, MD  Matthew Oetgen, MD 
Dermatology  Otolaryngology   
Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc  Diego Preciado, MD, PhD 
  Brian Reilly, MD 
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Rahul Shah, MD  
Dorothy Bulas, MD  George Zalzal, MD
Endocrinology   Pain Medicine
Fran Cogen, MD, CDE  Julia Finkel, MD
Paul Kaplowitz, MD, PhD   
Rinku Mehra, MD*  Pediatrics 
Priya Vaidyanathan, MD*  Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA 
  Mark Weissman, MD 
Muhammad Khan, MD*  Pulmonology 
Jaime Liou-Wolfe, MD* Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, MPH
Hematology/Oncology  Physical Rehabilitation Medicine
Jennifer Dean, MD*  Sarah “Sally” Evans, MD 
Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD   
Jay Greenberg, MD  Rheumatology
Christopher Lawlor, MD*  Lawrence Jung, MD
Carly Varela, MD*  
Hospitalist Medicine  Randall Burd, MD 
Francisco Alvarez, MD  Timothy Kane, MD 
Allison Markowsky, MD  Anthony Sandler, MD
Sonal Kalburgi, DO   
Infectious Diseases M. David Gibbons, MD
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS  Hans Pohl, MD
Bernhard Wiedermann, MD, MA  H. Gil Rushton, MD 
Fetal and Transitional Medicine  *Denotes physician is also with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
Adrè DuPlessis, MBChB   
Ashraf Afifi, MD   
Heather Brostowicz, DO   
Billie Lou Short, MD   
Brian Stone, MD, MBA  
John Van den Anker, MD, PhD   

Contact: Caitlyn Camacho at 202-476-4500.

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