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Iman R. Sami Zakhari, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease

Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Cystic Fibrosis Center (Pediatric and Adult)
Infant Apnea/BPD Program
Pulmonary Clinic
Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory
Sickle Cell Pulmonary Clinic
Sleep Medicine Clinic

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology
National Provider Identifier1457449837

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-226-8380
Fax: 571-226-8362

Iman R. Sami-Zakhari, MD earned her bachelor's degree from University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. She went to medical school at University of Khartoum and University of Liverpool, UK for post-graduate training. Dr. Sami completed her residency at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. After her residency, she completed her pediatric pulmonary medicine fellowship at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Sami is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program at Children’s National Medical Center. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sami has been practicing in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center for over 7 years. She is particularly interested in Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, BPD, and sleep, with specific research in the area of pulmonary function testing.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Khartoum Khartoum, Sudan 1974
Medical School University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine Doctor of Medicine 1979
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Best Presentation AwardDC Thoracic Society Annual Meeting1994
Best Presentation AwardDC Thoracic Society Annual Meeting1993
Jackson Prize in PathologyUniversity of Khartoum1977

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Thoracic Society1992
MemberDC Thoracic Society1991
MemberPediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association2009
Conference Presentation - Poster, Trias, E., Wiggins, C., Lanning, L., Sami, I., Chaney, H., & Witzmann, K. (2003), Respiratory Syncytial Virus prophylaxis with Palivizumab in high risk patients, Poster session presented at the International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium, Stone Mountain, GA

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sami, I. (2003), A 9-year-old with Sickle Cell Disease, Dyspnea and Hemoptysis, Poster session presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, Seattle, WA

Journal Article, Sami, I.R., Vojtova, J.A. (2003), Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Sickle Cell Patients, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 167, 7, 271-272.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sami, I.R. (2002), Cystic Lung Disease in a patient with Down’s Syndrome, Poster session presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, Atlanta, GA

Journal Article, Sami, I.R., Vojtova, Y.A., LaFleur, B.J., Fink, R.J . (2001), Pre-operative use of bronchodilators in patients with scoliosis, Journal of Pediatric Research , 49, 4, 461-462.

Journal Article, Contreras, P.A., Sami, I.R., Darnell, M.E., Ottolini, M.G., & Prince, G. A. (1999), Inactivation of respiratory syncytial virus by generic hand dishwashing detergents and antibacterial hand soaps, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 20, 1, 57-58.

Journal Article, Sami, I.R., Vojtova, Y.A., Patel, K.M., Fink, R.J. (1998), Lower Airway Obstruction (LAO) in Children with Scoliosis, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, 157, 3, 537-538.

Journal Article, Ottolini, M.G., Porter, D.D., Hemming, V.G., Hensen, S.A., Sami, I.R., Prince, G.A. (1996), Semi-permissive Replication and Functional aspects of the Immune Response in a Cotton Rat Model of Human Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 Infection, Journal of General Virology, 77, 8, 1739-1743.

Journal Article, Sami, I.R., Piazza, F.M., Johnson, S.A., Darnell, M.R., Ottolini, M.G., Hemming, V.G., Prince, G.A. (1995), Systemic Immunoprophylaxis of Nasal Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Cotton Rats, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 171, 440-443.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sami, I.R., Piazza, F.M., Johnson, S.A., Darnell, M.R., Faverio, L.A., Ottolini, M.G., Prince, G.A., Hemming, V.G. (1994), Topical immunoprophylaxis of nasal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in cotton rats, Poster session presented at the D.C. Thoracic Society annual meeting, Boston, MA

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Iman Sami Zakhari, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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