Children’s National is ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals for pulmonary medicine because of our expertise in the field and the quality of care provided to patients and their families.
Division Chief Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, has extensive experience in pediatric pulmonary medicine with special interests in congenital lung and airway anomalies, chest wall deformities, and pulmonary complications of neuromuscular and sickle cell disease. He also treats patients in the division’s Cystic Fibrosis Center.
The division’s team provides consultation and behavioral interventions for patients with chronic and acute respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma as well as pulmonary patients with sickle cell and neuromuscular disorders. The consultation service includes evaluation of psychological, social, and educational function and coping with stress of illness. We also offer condition specific programs that address the needs of children with more complex disorders.
The division’s pediatric pulmonologists, nurses, and respiratory care practitioners provide comprehensive care for children with pulmonary (lung) diseases and related conditions, including:
The diagnostic pulmonary laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by credentialed respiratory therapists who have advanced specialized training in pulmonary diagnostic testing. Our specialists are able to perform a wide range of pulmonary function assessments, diagnostic, and therapeutic services, including flexible laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, procedures that allow physicians to examine the internal airway.
"One thing to remember as parents going through a medical difficulty, is that no matter how long your stay may be, even if it is planned or unexpected, you will get through it."
Division Chief, Pulmonary Medicine; Sleep Medicine
Sleep Medicine Specialist
Psychologist, Sleep Specialist
Gustavo Nino Barrera
Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist
Iman Sami Zakhari
Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist
Jessica Wang Memoli
Northern Virginia Magazine has named more than 45 Children’s National Health System physicians to their list of 2015 “Top Doctors.” The leading pediatric physicians included in this elite list represent many specialties within Children’s National including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Otolaryngology, Urology, and Surgery.
Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.