Stephen Teach, MD, MPH Chief, Department of Pediatrics

Bio

Biography

Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH, is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; and Director and Principal Investigator of IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), a care, research, and advocacy program focused on under-resourced and largely minority children with asthma. Dr. Teach also serves as the Washington, DC, site Principal Investigator for the NIH/NIAID-funded Inner City Asthma Consortium.

Dr. Teach’s primary academic focus is on the disparities evident in the care of inner-city children with asthma, including their over-reliance on urban emergency departments for episodic asthma care. In addition to his work with IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), Dr. Teach serves as the Washington, DC site Principal Investigator for the NIAID funded Inner City Asthma Consortium.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1994
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • MPH, 1992
    University of California-Berkeley
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1991
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • MD, 1988
    Harvard Medical School
  • BS, 1984
    Yale University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Stephen Teach

Patient story

Avery's Story: Parent's Letter Project

"I hope you never have to experience the need to have your child taken to the hospital, but if you do, Children's National is the place to go. There's no question about it!"

Antoinette's Story

"The most “abnormal” thing about my daughter is this weird piece of equipment that is constantly attached to her ear. It's called a cell phone and is just as much a part of her as the pink device that acts like her pancreas and keeps her alive."

Raven's Story

"I would never have thought that after taking my daughter to her pediatrician, I would hear, 'You need to take your child to Children's National right away.'"

News

News

Asthma Expert Discusses Medication Options for Children

Asthma expert Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, discusses medication options for young patients in the emergency department with Medscape Medical News, in response to a study published online in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Pulmonary Perspectives The IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic

(2009) Chest Physician

Randomized Trial of Omalizumab AntiIgE

(2011) New England Journal of Medicine

Sportsrelated Concussions in Pediatrics

(2009) Current Opinion in Pediatrics

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