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Mark Weissman, MD

Vice President, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health
Vice President & Executive Director, CNHN
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics & Community Health


Mark Weissman, MD, is Chief of General Pediatrics and Community Health at Children’s National Health System. He directs primary care services as Vice President of the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health. Through hospital-based and community health centers and a mobile health program, Children’s National is the largest primary care provider for underserved children in the District of Columbia. 

A practicing primary care pediatrician for over 35 years, Dr. Weissman has been recognized for clinical excellence by Washingtonian magazine, Washington Consumer Checkbook, and local medical societies. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University and holds the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Community Pediatrics. Dr. Weissman also serves as Vice President and Executive Director for Children’s National Health Network (CNHN) - linking almost 1,400 affiliated community-based pediatricians in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. 

Dr. Weissman is a nationally-recognized expert in coding and reimbursement and clinical quality improvement. He established the DC Partnership to Improve Children’s Healthcare Quality (DC PICHQ), which leads collaborative clinical quality improvement initiatives in the District of Columbia region.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1978
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1975
    Jefferson Medical College
  • BS, 1973
    Pennsylvania State University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

10th CNHN Pediatric Practice Management Seminar

(2007) Quality Measures in Pediatrics: Positioning for Better Performance & Pay

2007 APHA Annual Meeting

(2007) Coming Together: Community Partnership Uses Data Registry to Improve Preventative Service delivery & Child Health Outcomes for Medicaid Children

6th Annual NICHQ Forum National Childrens Healthcare Quality

(2007) Putting It All Together: Transforming Medicaid EPSDT Performance Through Quality Improvement, IT & Pay-for-Performance

Grand Rounds Childrens National Medical Center Washington DC

(2007) Improving Community Health: To Oz and Beyond

NACHRI Annual Meeting

(2008) Community Health: the New Care Continuum

NACHRI Creating Connections Annual Spring Meeting

(2008) Children's Hospital Community QI Partnership Transforms Medicaid Outcomes

NICHQ 8th Annual forum

(2009) Quality Improvement Partnerships Improves Health Equity & Outcome for Children

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