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Hospitalist Medicine

Contact number | 202-476-3730

Our hospitalist physicians ensure that every inpatient is monitored and cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospitalists attend to more than 15,000 inpatients each year, treating children with both common and complex health conditions.

While your child is a patient at Children’s National, the hospitalist’s primary role is to look after your child. Our hospitalists work in consultation with your child’s pediatrician to supervise and coordinate all areas of your child’s care.

A Continuum of Care

A hospitalist is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in the care of hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents. Hospitalists serve as the attending doctors, working closely with medical, surgical, and emergency medicine specialists, making sure inpatients receive well-coordinated, compassionate care.

Because hospitalists are able to continuously reevaluate your children's condition, they can quickly follow-up on any complications, ensuring timely testing, treatment, and discharge.

A primary goal for the division, we strive to improve patient care systems within the hospital by developing and implementing pathways and leading initiatives to streamline the admission and discharge processes, as well as communicating back to referring physicians.

Excellence in Education

Children’s National has an educational mission to provide world-class education and training for our pediatric residents. Despite being one of the busiest clinical services at the hospital, hospitalists also have an important academic role in resident and student teaching, as well as in research. The division often receives the Golden Apple Award, an internal award from the residents to a group within the hospital in recognition for teaching excellence.

Our Hospitalists at Area Hospitals

Our hospitalists assist with care at the following hospitals in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, ensuring that children receive specialized care from the area's best pediatric hospitalist team:

  • Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD
  • Health Services for Children Pediatric Center, Washington, DC
  • Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA

Hospitalist Medicine Team