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Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, MPH

Chief | Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Director | Cystic Fibrosis Center
Awards and Recognition:
    Top Doctors
    No. Va. Magazine
    (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology

National Provider ID: 1831156942

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Outside Interests

  • American College of Chest Physicians 
  • Advanced Respiratory, Inc. 
  • Novartis 



Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, is Chief of the Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Children's National Health System. Apart from treating pulmonary and sleep disorders, he also evaluates and treats cystic fibrosis at our Cystic Fibrosis Center (Pediatric and Adult). Dr. Koumbourlis previously was a professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonology at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York. Prior to this, he was on the faculty of Columbia University and Director of the Pulmonary Function and Exercise Laboratories at the Children’s Hospital of New York at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Koumbourlis 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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Critical Care, 1991
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Pulmonology, 1990
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1985
    St. Agnes Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1985
    St. Agnes Hospital
  • Residency Program, Preventive Medicine, 1984
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Medical Toxicology, 1982
    University of Tennessee
  • MD, 1980
    University of Athens Medical School
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Anastassios Koumbourlis

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Ryan M.'s Story

"I assure you, cystic fibrosis may have won the battle, but we are going to win the war."

Patient story

Marcus's Story

"A Children's National ambulance picked up my son. Of course he thoroughly enjoyed the ambulance ride because he got to watch a movie along the way - not to mention the ambulance personnel were sensitive and nice, and kept him informed of their every move."



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