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Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital

January 04, 2012

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center has added nearly 50 new faculty members to the nation’s children’s hospital. The group includes established medical experts in a variety of pediatric subspecialties.

“We are honored to welcome this notable group to the Children’s National family,” said Peter Holbrook, MD, chief medical officer at Children’s National Medical Center. “In focusing on our ability to care for children and their families, the expertise these individuals bring to Children’s National will truly be an asset to the high quality care and service we are committed to providing our patients.”

New Faculty at Children’s National Medical Center

Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine

  • Irene Mikhail, MD

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

  • Celeste Martin, MD
  • Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD
  • Alla Tauber, MD
  • Angela Fletcher, PsyD

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

  • Kristen Williams, MD


  • Kristin Burns, MD
  • Jessica Colyer, MD
  • Laura Olivieri, MD
  • Jodi Pike, MD

Critical Care Medicine

  • Craig Futterman, MD
  • Amanda Levin, MD
  • Jamie Schwartz, MD

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

  • Adebunmi Adeyiga, MD
  • Iordanis Evangelou, PhD
  • Jonathan Murnick, MD, PhD
  • Ziv Yaniv, PhD
  • Marius Lingararu, PhD

Emergency Medicine

  • Eiman Abdulrahman, MD, MPH
  • Bhawana Arora, MD
  • David Mathison, MD
  • Lili Moran, MD
  • Asha Payne, MD
  • Rasha Sawaya, MD
  • Emily Liza Schmidt Willner, MD

Epilepsy and Neurophysiology

  • Steven Weinstein, MD
  • Fetal & Transitional Medicine
  • Rathinaswamy Govindan, PhD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • Seema Khan, MD
  • Muhammad Khan, MD

General and Community Pediatrics

  • Lekeisha Terrell, MD
  • Kamillah Wood, MD
  • Abila Tazanu-Legall, MD


  • Nicholas Ah Mew, MD
  • Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, MD


  • Deepika Darbari, MD
  • Yaser Diab, MD
  • Nicole Verdun, MD

Hospitalist Medicine

  • Laura Badwan, MD
  • Robyn Baweja, MD
  • Kevin Creamer, MD
  • Anuradha Dayal, MD
  • Heather Collins, MD
  • Sonal Karlburgi, MD
  • Allison Markowsky, MD
  • Michelle McGarry, MD
  • Anjna Melwani, MD
  • Stephanie Todd, MD
  • Charone Tolbert, MD

Laboratory Medicine

  • Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, MD


  • Mariam Said, MD
  • Lamia Soghier, MD


  • Mahima Keswani, MD


  • James Reese, Jr., MD
  • Elizabeth Wells, MD, MHS


  •  Anne Inge, PhD


  • Leslie Doros, MD
  • Leigh Marcus, MD
  • Jeffrey Toretsky, MD
  • Elizabeth Yang, MD


  • Heather DeBeaufort, MD

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

  • L. Kaleb Friend, MD
  • Benjamin Martin, MD


  • Joshua Robert Bedwell, MD


  • Henry Choi, PharmD
  • Kristin Murphy, PharmD, BCPS
  • Radha Rohatgi, PharmD, BCOP
  • Ursula Tachie-Menson, BS, PharmD


  • Andrea Badillo, MD

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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