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Washingtonian Recognizes Children’s National “Top Doctors”

October 25, 2016

Washington, DC – Sixty Children’s National physicians were named “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian Magazine in its 2016 list of the region’s best providers. This elite group of professionals represents a wide array of specialties including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Urology.

“I’m so proud of the excellence, expertise, and dedication of our physicians,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “We are honored that Washingtonian ‘Top Doctors’ recognizes the expert care Children’s National physicians provide the children in our region.”

Washingtonian “Top Doctors” is a listing of the region’s best doctors nominated by other physicians in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Eight acknowledged physicians also practice at several Northern Virginia locations through Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV). The following Children’s National and PSV physicians join this year’s list representing 20 specialties:

Children’s National Health System Specialists Named "Top Doctors"

Allergy and Immunology
Hemant Sharma, MD
Darlene Mansoor, MD*

Charles Berul, MD
Thomas Hougen, MD
Craig Sable, MD

Cardiology, Interventional
Joshua Kanter, MD

Cardiac Surgery  
Richard Jonas, MD

Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc

Fran Cogen, MD, CDE

Catherine Chao, MD*
Lynn Duffy, MD*
Benny Kerzner, MD
Parvathi Mohan, MD

General and Community Pediatrics
Dinea DeSouza, MD
Eduardo R. Fox, MD
Ellen Hamburger, MD
Ellen O'Brien, MD

General Surgery
Anthony Sandler, MD
Louis Marmon, MD, PhD
A. Alfred Chahine, MD

Jay Greenberg, MD
Michael Guerrera, MD
Christopher Lawlor, MD*
Carly Varela, MD*

Hospitalist Medicine
Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, MS
Barbara Jantausch, MD
Bernhard Wiedermann, MD

Marc DiFazio, MD
Bennett Lavenstein, MD*
William McClintock, MD*
Roger Packer, MD
Joseph Scafidi, DO

Robert Keating, MD
Suresh Magge, MD
John Myseros, MD

Mohamad Jaafar, MD
Marijean Miller, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Jeffrey Hanway, MD*
Emily Hattwick, MD*
(under hand surgeryin Washingtonian)
Benjamin Martin, MD*
Matthew Oetgen, MD
Laura Tosi, MD

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

Physical Rehabilitation Medicine
Justin Burton, MD
Sarah Evans, MD
Olga Morozova, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michael Boyajian, MD
Albert Oh, MD

Paramjit Joshi, MD
Haniya Raza, DO
Adelaide Robb, MD
Michael Kronen, MD*

Radiology, Interventional
Karun Sharma, MD

Bita Arabshahi, MD*

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

*Denotes physician is also with
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia

Children’s National is the only health system in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care, offering more than 50 specialty care programs and pediatric primary care throughout the region. 

Contact: Emily Hartman 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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