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  Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital
March 12, 2010

Recruits include several nationally recognized researchers and clinicians


Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center has added more than 50 new faculty to the nation’s children’s hospital. The group includes established medical experts in a variety of pediatric subspecialties and includes new division chiefs for Cardiology, Genetics, and Hospitalist medicine as well as Allergy, Pulmonary, and Sleep medicine.

“It is an honor to welcome this distinguished group of practitioners whose expertise will truly be an asset to the high quality care provided at Children’s National,” said Peter Holbrook, MD, chief medical officer at Children’s National Medical Center.

New Division Chiefs
  • Charles I. Berul, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology. Dr. Berul is an internationally acknowledged expert in pediatric cardiac electrophysiology, inherited heart rhythm abnormalities, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, and cardiac screening of the pediatric athlete. Dr. Berul joins Children’s National from the Children’s Hospital Boston where he directed the Pacemaker Program.
  • Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, Chief, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Koumbourlis has experience in pediatric pulmonary medicine with special interests in congenital lung and airway anomalies, chest wall deformities, and pulmonary complications of neuromuscular and sickle cell disease. Dr. Koumbourlis joins Children’s National from Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York where he was the chief of pulmonology.
  • Marshall L. Summar, MD, Chief, Division of Genetics. Dr. Summar joins Children’s National with an interest in translating findings from research on genetic disorders caused by environmental factors in the broader pediatric population. He is an expert in translational studies of carbamyl phosphate synthetase deficiency and has completed innovative work on nitric oxide in urea cycle and related disorders.
  • Pedro A. Jose, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Molecular Physiology Research. Dr. Jose joins Children’s National with research interests in inflammation, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Jose has received many awards, including a 2007 MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health.

New Faculty at Children’s National Medical Center

Adolescent Medicine
- Lisa Tuchman, MD

General and Thoracic Surgery
- Evan Nadler, MD

- Christopher G. Vaughan, PsyD
Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine
- Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD
- Dinesh Pillai, MD

General and Community Pediatrics
- Karen Fratantoni, MD

- Suresh Magge, MD
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
- Richard Bosco, MD
- Andrew Matisoff, MD
- Theodore Reyes, MD

- Marshall Summar, MD
- Pranoot Tanpaiboon, MD

- Mwe Mwe Chao, MD
- Amanda Thompson, PhD
Cardiac Surgery
- Dilip Sri Nath, MD

- Amanda Thompson, PhD

- Matthew Oetgen, MD
- Suzanne Walters, MD
- Charles Berul, MD
- Niti Dham, MD
- Elizabeth Anne Greene, MD
- Anita Krishnan, MD

Hospitalist Medicine
- Karen Smith, MD,
interim division chief
- Prita Bhansali, MD
- Karin Gray, MD
- Tina Halley, MD
- Elizabeth Shashaty, MD
- Sophia Sterner, MD
- James Van Beyen, MD

- Nikki Mourtzinos, DO, MHS
Child and Adolescent Protection
- Katherine Deye, MD

Health Services for Children Pediatric Center
- Michelle Einson, PhD
- Rebekah Conroy, MD
- Carolyn Wurm, PhD

- Jason Corcoran, PharmD, BCPS
- Kathy Pham, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine
- Dafina Good, MD
- Sabah Iqbal, MD
- Alexandra Rucker, MD
- Ann Thomas, MD
- Theresa Walls, MD, MPH

Mary Washington Hospitalist Program*
- Andrea Brown, MD
- Jean Laurore, MD
- Charone Tolbert, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Albert Oh, MD
Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
- Tesfaye Zelleke, MD

- Brian Stone, MD

- Claas Hinze, MD
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
- Elizabeth Hart, MD
- Jaime Wolfe, MD

- Kirtida Mistry, MD
- Shamir Tuchman, MD

*Children’s National has partnered with Mary Washington Healthcare to provide Pediatric Hospitalists at Mary Washington Hospital.

Related links

New Doctors, New Services, New locations brochure (PDF)

Contact: Emily Dammeyer/Jennifer Leischer: 202-476-4500


About Children’s National Medical Center
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