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Pediatric Gynecology Program

Contact number | 202-476-2150
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Experts in Pediatric Gynecology

Our Gynecology Program cares exclusively for children and teens, which allows us to meet your child's psychological and emotional needs while delivering excellent care.

Meet the team

Children's National Hospital is one of the nation's few hospitals with a dedicated program for infants, children and teens with common and complex pediatric gynecologic concerns. Our exceptional expertise in both gynecology and surgery allows our team to provide medical and surgical treatment for a range of conditions, which can be unique to childhood or persist into adulthood.

Specialized Gynecology Care for Children and Teens

The Pediatric Gynecology Program coordinates care for patients with a range of surgical and non-surgical concerns. The following services are available for patients between the ages of 0-21: 

  • Gynecology care for the treatment of:
    • Menstrual concerns
    • Pelvic pain
    • Endometriosis
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • Early or delayed puberty
    • Contraception
    • Screening for sexually transmitted infections
  • Routine and emergent surgical management of Polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian masses, ovarian torsion, vulvar trauma, hymenal abnormalities and congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract 
  • Fertility preservation counseling and hormone replacement therapy for patients at risk for – or  experiencing – ovarian failure
  • Gender-affirming medical care and gender-affirming hysterectomy 
  • Multidisciplinary care of patients with differences of sex development, Turner syndrome, endocrinopathies, anemia caused by menstrual bleeding, vulvar lesions and anorectal malformations

Expert Gynecology Care from Pediatric to Adulthood

Our program is also unique in our ability to monitor young women during their transition to adult care. This continuity of care is possible through a partnership with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Some of our team members care for patients at both hospitals into adulthood. This means that as an adult, your daughter has the option to see a physician who knows her medical history.

Contact Information

For scheduling your child’s appointment or procedure with the Pediatric Gynecology Program, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327).

Appointments can be scheduled for the first, third and fifth Monday of the month and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. For other questions, please call 202-476-2150 or email us.

Pediatric Gynecology Program Team

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo

    Veronica Gomez-Lobo
    Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
    Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Lauren Damle

    Lauren Damle

  • Children's National Hospital

    Tazim Dowlut-McElroy

  • Jacqueline Maher

    Jacqueline Maher

  • Allison Mayhew

    Allison Mayhew
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist