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Employee Stories

Lucy Burrell, RN

Lucy Burrell's Story

She didn't have a medical degree, but when the young administrative assistant who started at Children's National right out of high school stepped into the position as coordinator for Children's National neonatal database, her world opened up.

Marshall Summar, M.D.

Marshall Summar's Story

Marshall Summar, M.D., physician, clinical geneticist and researcher, is best known for his pioneering work in caring for children diagnosed with rare diseases.

 Mary Donofrio

Mary Donofrio's Story

Fetal cardiologist Mary T. Donofrio, M.D., authored the first set of clinical guidelines for the evolving specialty of fetal cardiology. Learn about the new guidelines.

Megan Bellagamba

Megan Bellagamba's Story

Megan Bellagamba was inspired to become a nurse after her twin nieces were born prematurely and she saw the great care they received during their early days in the NICU. She saves lives at the hospital and during her personal time as fellow patron at a restaurant in Virginia, Pam Weil, recounts.

Michele Grady

Michele Grady's Story

Michele Grady is the concierge services coordinator for the Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care.

Meet Michelle O'Brien

Michelle O'Brien's Story

Meet Michelle O'Brien, RN, BSN, who feels a sense of purpose and meaning that makes her proud to be a nurse.

NICU nurse Nadia Fingal at a baby's bedside

Nadia Fingal's Story

Nadia Fingal joined Children’s National in 2008 after earning her bachelor of science in nursing from Howard University, and she spent her first nine years as a bedside nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Patient story

Nadine Camp's Story

As a primary care provider at Children's Health Center at Good Hope Road, Nadine Camp sees her role as keeping children at their best. "This includes not only their health, but also in their ability to succeed at school, relationships, and beyond," says Camp.

Pauline Barnes, a patient care tech, stands in Children's National Bunny Mellon Garden.

Pauline Barnes's Story

Pauline Barnes is affectionately called the “mayor of the PICU,” the Children's National unit where she has spent 25 years of her career.

Reginald Bannerman

Reginald Bannerman's Story

Reginald Bannerman beams when he talks about the work of the nurses in the inpatient psychiatry unit. He’s proud to have helped foster a close-knit team that encourages patients through treatment, celebrates their every victory and advocates for awareness of mental health issues.