Susma Vaidya, MD, MPH Pediatrician


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Outside Interests
Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology (American Heart Association); DC Public Schools; Fairfax Neonatal Associates; Georgetown University; Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN - DC Medicaid plan) Quality Council and Credentialing Committees; Holy Cross Hospital; Medtronic, Inc.


Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MPH, 2004
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • Residency Program, 1996
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, 1994
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1993
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BA, 1989
    Johns Hopkins University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Susma Vaidya

Erica's Story

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Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Heterogeneity of CD4Positive Human T Cell Clones Which Recognize the Surface Protein Anitgen of Rickettsia Typhil

(1989) Infection and Immunity

What Kind of Club is this Headache and Vomiting in a 16 year old

(1997) Contemporary Pediatrics

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Maria's Journey

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