Linda Fu, MD Pediatrician



Linda Fu, MD, MS, is a general pediatrician at Children’s National Health System and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Fu’s expertise lies in immunization delivery—helping families understand the importance of vaccinating on schedule and coaching other physicians in quality improvement initiatives to ensure they are able to advocate for vaccines effectively with their patients. 

Dr. Fu has been leading award-winning immunization initiatives within the District of Columbia and nationally for eight years. Through her collaborative efforts with the DC Department of Health, she has performed immunization academic detailing for practices serving over 50 percent of all children living in DC. During this time, early childhood vaccination coverage in the city for children with Medicaid insurance rose 7 percent. 

Dr. Fu has presented her research to the public, legislators and other academicians regionally and nationally. Her work has been recognized with multiple honors including being highlighted by the American Hospital Association as a CEO Insight Series Case Example (2012). Most recently, Dr. Fu received the 2013 Research and Hope Award for Patient and Community Health presented to her by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for “commitment and achievement in promoting the importance of research of and access to vaccines." From her work, Dr. Fu has gained a keen understanding of how vital it is for the medical community to advocate for vaccines and share their knowledge about vaccine safety and efficacy to combat unfounded myths and sensationalistic testimonials that find their way into the public dialogue. Thus, she is happy to provide frequent expert commentary and interviews about the importance of vaccines to the press.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MS, 2005
    Tufts University
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    New England Medical Center/Tufts
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    New England Medical Center/Tufts
  • MD, 2000
    University of California- San Diego School of Medicine
  • BS, 1996
    Brown University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

2009 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

(2009) Improving immunization rates of underserved children

Am J Gastroenterol

(2009) Predictors of Clinical Outcomes Following Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Remain Insufficiently Defined: A Systematic Review

Future of Pediatrics Conference

(2009) Quality improvement partnerships among providers, the Department of Health and Medicaid managed care organizations can improve vaccination rates in an underserved population

J Pediatrics

(2008) Infant sleep location: Associated maternal and infant characteristics with SIDS prevention recommendations

J Pediatrics

(2008) Infant sleep location: Associated maternal and infant characteristics with SIDS prevention recommendations

National Immunization Conference

(2009) Using immunization registry-generated data and best practices to improve vaccination rates of underserved children


(2006) Brief hospitalization and pulse oximetry for predicting amoxicillin treatment failure in children with severe pneumonia

Pediatrics in Review

(2007) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Pediatrics In Review

(2007) Apparent Life-Threatening events (ALTE) and the role of home apnea monitors

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