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Children's National Specialists Named Top Doctors by Northern Virginia Magazine

January 30, 2015

Washington, DC – Northern Virginia Magazine has named more than 45 Children’s National Health System physicians to their list of 2015 “Top Doctors.” The leading pediatric physicians included in this elite list represent many specialties within Children’s National including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Otolaryngology, Urology, and Surgery.

“I’m proud to see so many of our pediatric specialists recognized for their outstanding work and excellence,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “This affirms the high level of expertise that our physicians offer and the commitment Children’s National has to providing the best care to children and families in the region.”

The magazine used a peer survey and hospital panels, including Children’s National, to generate nominations for its Top Doctors listing. Each panel nominated the doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, patient access, training, and quality of records.

Children’s National Health System Specialists
Named “Top Doctors”


Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Lawrence D’Angelo, MD, MPH

Blood and Marrow Transplantation
David Jacobsohn, MD, ScM

Charles Berul, MD
Mary Donofrio, MD
Thomas Hougen, MD
Jeffrey Moak, MD

Cardiac Surgery 
Richard Jonas, MD

Critical Care Medicine
David Wessel, MD

Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Dorothy Bulas, MD

Fran Cogen, MD, CDE
Paul Kaplowitz, MD, PhD
Priya Vaidyanathan, MD

Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD
Jay Greenberg, MD

Francisco Alvarez, MD
Allison Markowsky, MD
Sonal Kalburgi, MD

Infectious Diseases
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS
Bernard Wiedermann, MD, MA

Fetal and Transitional Medicine
Adrè DuPlessis, MBChB

Billie Lou Short, MD
Brian Stone, MD, MBA
John Van den Anker, MD
Joshua Attridge, MD
Georgis Kefale, MD

Kanwal Kher, MD, MBA
Asha Moudgil, MD

Marc DiFazio, MD


William Madigan, MD
Jonathan Taylormoore, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Matthew Oetgen, MD

Diego Preciado, MD, PhD
Brian Reilly, MD
Rahul Shah, MD
George Zalzal, MD

Pain Medicine
Julia Finkel, MD

Rachel Moon, MD
Mark Weissman, MD

Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, MPH

Physical Rehabilitation Medicine
Sarah “Sally” Evans, MD

Lawrence Jung, MD

Randall Burd, MD
Timothy Kane, MD
Anthony Sandler, MD
Faisal Qureshi, MD

M. David Gibbons, MD
Craig Peters, MD
Hans Pohl, MD
H. Gil Rushton, MD





Children’s National is the only health system in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care. Through the Children's National Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine, primary care clinics, and seven outpatient centers located across the region, Children’s offers more than 50 pediatric specialty care programs and departments.

Contact: Emily Hartman or Leah Parker at 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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