Robert Freishtat, MD, MPH Emergency Medicine Specialist



Robert J. Freishtat, MD, MPH, joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at Children's National Health System in 2003, where he serves as a part-time clinician when he is not in his laboratory directing an active research program exploring gene-environment interactions in asthma. Dr. Freishtat has authored more than 22 articles and book chapters in the fields of asthma, sepsis, and emergency medicine. Additionally, he spearheaded the formation of a novel research curriculum for the Children's National Emergency Medicine fellowship and currently serves as its director of Fellowship Research. In this role, he has the opportunity to mentor fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates through their research experiences. In his spare time, he is an avid fan of Penn State athletics.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MPH, 2003
    George Washington University
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2000
    Strong Memorial Hospital
  • MD, 1997
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BS, 1993
    Pennsylvania State University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Genomic expression profiling across the pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome sepsis and septic shock spectrum

(2009) Crit Care Med

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