Washingtonian Recognizes Children’s National “Top Doctors” October 25, 2016

Washington, DC – Sixty Children’s National physicians were named “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian Magazine in its 2016 list of the region’s best providers. This elite group of professionals represents a wide array of specialties including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Urology.

“I’m so proud of the excellence, expertise, and dedication of our physicians,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “We are honored that Washingtonian ‘Top Doctors’ recognizes the expert care Children’s National physicians provide the children in our region.”

Washingtonian “Top Doctors” is a listing of the region’s best doctors nominated by other physicians in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Eight acknowledged physicians also practice at several Northern Virginia locations through Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV). The following Children’s National and PSV physicians join this year’s list representing 20 specialties:

Children’s National Health System Specialists Named "Top Doctors"

Allergy and Immunology
Hemant Sharma, MD
Darlene Mansoor, MD*

Cardiology
Charles Berul, MD
Thomas Hougen, MD
Craig Sable, MD

Cardiology, Interventional
Joshua Kanter, MD

Cardiac Surgery  
Richard Jonas, MD

Dermatology
Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc

Endocrinology 
Fran Cogen, MD, CDE

Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Catherine Chao, MD*
Lynn Duffy, MD*
Benny Kerzner, MD
Parvathi Mohan, MD

General and Community Pediatrics
Dinea DeSouza, MD
Eduardo R. Fox, MD
Ellen Hamburger, MD
Ellen O'Brien, MD

General Surgery
Anthony Sandler, MD
Louis Marmon, MD, PhD
A. Alfred Chahine, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Jay Greenberg, MD
Michael Guerrera, MD
Christopher Lawlor, MD*
Carly Varela, MD*

Hospitalist Medicine
Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS
Barbara Jantausch, MD
Bernhard Wiedermann, MD

Neurology
Marc DiFazio, MD
Bennett Lavenstein, MD*
William McClintock, MD*
Roger Packer, MD
Joseph Scafidi, DO

Neurosurgery
Robert Keating, MD
Suresh Magge, MD
John Myseros, MD

Ophthalmology
Mohamad Jaafar, MD
Marijean Miller, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Jeffrey Hanway, MD*
Emily Hattwick, MD*
(under hand surgeryin Washingtonian)
Benjamin Martin, MD*
Matthew Oetgen, MD
Laura Tosi, MD

Otolaryngology
Diego Preciado, MD, PhD
Rahul Shah, MD
George Zalzal, MD

Physical Rehabilitation Medicine
Justin Burton, MD
Sarah Evans, MD
Olga Morozova, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michael Boyajian, MD
Albert Oh, MD

Psychiatry
Paramjit Joshi, MD
Haniya Raza, DO
Adelaide Robb, MD
Michael Kronen, MD*

Radiology, Interventional
Karun Sharma, MD

Rheumatology
Bita Arabshahi, MD*

Urology
M. David Gibbons, MD
Hans Pohl, MD
H. Gil Rushton, MD

*Denotes physician is also with
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia

Children’s National is the only health system in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care, offering more than 50 specialty care programs and pediatric primary care throughout the region. 

Contact: Emily Hartman 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 ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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