Children’s National Home to More Than 50 Northern Virginia “Top Doctors” February 01, 2016

Children’s National physicians on Northern Virginia Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors.”

Washington, DC – Northern Virginia Magazine has named 58 Children’s National Health System physicians to its list of 2016 “Top Doctors.”  The physicians represent a number of specialties across Children’s National including nationally-ranked programs such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Neurology, and Orthopaedics. Eleven physicians on the list also practice with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia.

“Congratulations to the Children’s National physicians named to this elite list,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “This recognition is meaningful to us because it affirms both our physicians’ high level of expertise and our commitment to meeting the health needs of the children of Northern Virginia.”

Nominations for Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors listing are generated by a peer survey and panels from nine local hospitals in the Northern Virginia area. Each panel nominated the doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, patient access, training, and quality of records.

Offering more than 50 pediatric specialty care programs and departments, Children’s National specialists provide care at Children’s National Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, in 10 office locations across Northern Virginia, as well as a number of other outpatient centers and primary care clinics in the region. Children’s National is the only health system in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care and is ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. It is also one of only five pediatric hospitals in the United States this year to achieve Magnet® designation, and the Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospital List along with U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll.

Children’s National Specialists Recognized as “Top Doctors”

Adolescent and Young Adult MedicineNephrology 
Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPHAsha Moudgil, MD 
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
David Jacobsohn, MD, ScMMarc DiFazio, MD 
 Bennett Lavenstein, MD* 
CardiologyWilliam McClintock, MD* 
Charles Berul, MD Roger Packer, MD 
Mary Donofrio, MD  
Thomas Hougen, MD Ophthalmology 
Jeffrey Moak, MD William Madigan, MD 
 Jonathan Taylormoore, MD 
Cardiac Surgery  
Richard Jonas, MD  Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 
 Emily Hattwick, MD* 
Critical Care Medicine Jeffrey Hanway, MD* 
David Wessel, MD Matthew Oetgen, MD 
Dermatology Otolaryngology   
Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc Diego Preciado, MD, PhD 
 Brian Reilly, MD 
Diagnostic Imaging and RadiologyRahul Shah, MD  
Dorothy Bulas, MD George Zalzal, MD
Endocrinology  Pain Medicine
Fran Cogen, MD, CDE Julia Finkel, MD
Paul Kaplowitz, MD, PhD  
Rinku Mehra, MD* Pediatrics 
Priya Vaidyanathan, MD* Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA 
 Mark Weissman, MD 
Muhammad Khan, MD* Pulmonology 
Jaime Liou-Wolfe, MD*Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, MPH
Hematology/Oncology Physical Rehabilitation Medicine
Jennifer Dean, MD* Sarah “Sally” Evans, MD 
Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD  
Jay Greenberg, MD Rheumatology
Christopher Lawlor, MD* Lawrence Jung, MD
Carly Varela, MD* 
Hospitalist Medicine Randall Burd, MD 
Francisco Alvarez, MD Timothy Kane, MD 
Allison Markowsky, MD Anthony Sandler, MD
Sonal Kalburgi, DO  
Infectious DiseasesM. David Gibbons, MD
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS Hans Pohl, MD
Bernhard Wiedermann, MD, MA H. Gil Rushton, MD 
Fetal and Transitional Medicine *Denotes physician is also with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
Adrè DuPlessis, MBChB  
Ashraf Afifi, MD  
Heather Brostowicz, DO  
Billie Lou Short, MD  
Brian Stone, MD, MBA 
John Van den Anker, MD, PhD  

Contact: Caitlyn Camacho at 202-476-4500.

About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet® status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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