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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, 2008
    Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2000
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • BS, 1996
    Emory University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Sports Medicine

National Provider ID: 1396828695


Nailah Coleman, M.D., F.A.A.P., FACSM, is an associate professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a pediatrician and sports medicine physician Children's National Hospital.

She completed her undergraduate and medical studies at Emory University and her pediatric residency at Children’s National. Following residency, Dr. Coleman became a physician analyst with the Children’s National IT Department, helping to transition Children’s National to an electronic medical record system. She also worked as a general pediatrician, on-call hospitalist and neonatal pediatrician. As a provider working in four unique hospital environments, Dr. Coleman had the opportunity to provide for and evaluate the care of children with a variety of health conditions. She observed a need to improve the physical health of the athletic and the non-athletic youth during various developmental stages. She believes that athletic performance, nutrition and physical health plans should be developed and tracked for all youth, starting in primary school and continuing through college. Dr. Coleman believes everyone is an athlete – they just have to find their favorite physical activity.

Dr. Coleman enjoys working with all levels of trainees in primary care sports medicine. She has clinical and research interests in process improvement, youth health and fitness and health disparities. She provides sports medical coverage for local athletic events.

Research & Publications

American Academy of Pediatrics Super Continuing Medical Education Meeting

(2006) Pediatric Documentation Challenge

American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

(2008) Pelvic Injury – Pediatrics

Bladder Problems in Athletes

(2008) Current Reviews in Sports Medicine

Medical Informatics for the Medical Practitioner

(2005) Caring

Regulation of neurotensin receptor in mRNA expression by the receptor agonist SR 48692 in the rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons

(1995) American Association for Cancer Research

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

(2008) Not Your Average Fracture