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Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction

Contact number | 202-476-2656

Our commitment to improving the quality of life for children with pediatric colorectal conditions is shown through a seamless and personalized continuum of care—from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through rehabilitation and aftercare.

Our Unique Approach to Pediatric Colorectal Disorders

Our division is led by world-renowned pediatric colorectal surgeon, Marc Levitt, M.D., who has expertise in treating the full spectrum of pediatric colorectal conditions and has performed over 10,000 surgeries—more than any other surgeon trained in pediatric colorectal surgery worldwide. Learn more about Dr. Levitt and our Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction.

Our collaborative approach offers treatment from experts across multiple medical disciplines, including:

Our medical team discusses individual patient cases during weekly conferences to create a customized treatment plan that addresses each child’s unique needs. Our surgeons are accustomed to performing multiple, complex procedures at the same time. Parents and families work closely with our specialists to receive education about their child’s colorectal disorder, discuss diagnostic and treatment options and engage in a shared decision-making process. Learn how you can help your child prepare for surgical procedures (PDF).

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction?

As the only pediatric colorectal and pelvic reconstructive program in the nation with this level of expertise, there are many reasons to choose Children’s National for your child’s treatment and care. In addition to our integrated team, we offer:    

  • Access to the most experienced and renowned pediatric colorectal specialists in the field.
  • Exceptional surgical expertise for even the most complex colorectal disorders.
  • Dedicated, compassionate nurses who are specially-trained in caring for patients with complex pediatric colorectal disorders.
  • The latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment, using minimally invasive techniques.
  • A comprehensive Bowel Management Program to help achieve optimal bowel function.

Contact Us

For questions about Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call 202-476-2656 or email us.

Zakhar's Story

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Zakhar and mother

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Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction Team

  • Julie Choueiki

    Julie Choueiki
    Senior Program Manager, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction

  • Katherine Worst

    Katherine Worst
    Advance Practice Provider Team Lead

  • Geetanjali Bora

    Geetanjali Bora

  • Anil Darbari

    Anil Darbari
    Director, Motility

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo

    Veronica Gomez-Lobo
    Division Chief, Gynecology
    Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
    Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Allison Mayhew

    Allison Mayhew
    Program Director Gynecology
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Children's National Hospital

    Swetha Naroji
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Robert Keating

    Robert Keating
    Division Chief, Neurosurgery

  • John Myseros, MD, Neurosurgeon

    John Myseros
    Vice Chief, Neurosurgery

  • Hans Pohl

    Hans Pohl
    Division Chief, Urology
    Co-director, Spina Bifida Program

  • Christina Ho

    Christina Ho
    Co-Director, Spina Bifida Program

  • Celicia Little

    Celicia Little
    Spina Bifida Program Coordinator, Director of Spina Bifida Transition, Nurse Practitioner

  • Briony Varda, M.D.

    Briony Varda
    Co-Director, Spina Bifida Program

  • Marc Levitt, M.D.

    Marc Levitt
    Chief, Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
    Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship

  • Andrea Badillo

    Andrea Badillo
    Director, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
    Associate Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship

  • Christina Feng

    Christina Feng

  • Katelyn Schmidt

    Erin Teeple
    Director, Transition Program

  • Krystal  Artis

    Krystal Artis
    Physician Assistant

  • Lindsay Clarke

    Lindsay Clarke
    Physician Assistant

  • Jessica McAuliffe

    Jessica McAuliffe
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Lindsay Pesacreta

    Lindsay Pesacreta
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Cassie do Carmo

    Cassie do Carmo
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Olivia Cleckley

    Olivia Cleckley
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Pharra Flach

    Pharra Flach
    Case Manager

  • Justine Gagnon

    Justine Gagnon
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Meghan Mesa

    Meghan Mesa
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Children's National Hospital

    Wendy Morales
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Emily Rice

    Emily Rice
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Children's National Hospital

    Janel Talley
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Sophie R. Pestieau

    Sophie Pestieau
    Interim Chief, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
    Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs
    Medical Director, Center for Surgical Care
    Acute Pain Specialist

  • Giuliana Geng-Ramos

    Giuliana Geng-Ramos
    Medical Director, Pre-Operative Care Clinic and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

  • Amanda Calleroz

    Amanda Calleroz

  • Sam Gulino

    Sam Gulino
    Director, Autopsy

  • Chris Rossi

    Christopher Rossi
    Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology
    Program Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program

  • Julie Heier

    Julie Heier

  • Children's National Hospital

    Ranjith Vellody
    Interventional Radiologist

  • Bhupender Yadav

    Bhupender Yadav
    Directory, Interventional Radiology
    Interventional Radiologist

  • Headshot of Rachel Hanke

    Rae Hanke
    Pediatric Surgical Fellow

  • Children's National Hospital

    Inbal Samuk
    Pediatric Surgical Fellow

  • Thomas Xu

    Thomas Xu
    Colorectal Research Fellow

  • Children's National Hospital

    Shameka Boyd
    Surgical Coordinator

  • Headshot of Erika Sanchez

    Erika Sanchez
    Surgical Coordinator

  • Karla Velasquez

    Karla Velasquez
    Surgical Coordinator

  • Wendy Lee

    Wendy Lee
    Program Associate

  • Ivon Martinez

    Ivon Martinez
    Program Coordinator

  • Jennifer Zeledon

    Jennifer Zeledon
    Program Associate

  • Laura Gepford

    Laura Gepford
    Child Life Specialist

  • Laura Thackeray

    Laura Thackeray
    Child Life Specialist

  • Eliana Maldonado

    Eliana Maldonado
    Professional Practice Specialist

  • Children's National Hospital

    Nicole Rainey
    Clinical Instructor Surgical Care Unit