Cara Biddle, MD, MPH Pediatrician



Cara Biddle, MD, is a pediatrician at Children’s National Health System. She serves as the Medical Director of the Children's Health Center, a primary care center which treats infants and children from around the city and the surrounding metropolitan area. Dr. Biddle is involved in the training of medical students and residents at Children’s National with a particular focus on general pediatrics and the delivery of community-focused, comprehensive healthcare services in the setting of the medical home.  

Dr. Biddle also has a special interest in care for children and adolescents with special health care needs including cerebral palsy, growth and developmental delays, technology-dependence, genetic syndromes, and other chronic medical problems. She is fluent in Spanish and sees many Latino children and families. 

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2002
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • MD, 2000
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • MPH, 2000
    Rollins School of Public Health
  • AB, 1993
    Stanford University


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