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Washingtonian magazine recognizes Children's National physicians as "Top Doctors" in 25 specialties

October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - Washingtonian magazine’s annual list of the region’s “Top Doctors” recognized 57 Children’s National Health System physicians from a wide-array of specialties including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Surgery and Urology.

“I am so pleased to see so many of our doctors recognized by fellow physicians for their knowledge, skill and dedication to helping children in our community grow up stronger,” says Kurt Newman, M.D., President and CEO of Children’s National. “The Washingtonian recognition affirms our commitment to our patients and reassures families that they are choosing a trusted physician to provide the best care to their child.”

Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Doctors” is a listing of the region’s best doctors nominated by other physicians in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. Children’s National physicians are recognized in 25 subspecialty areas.

Children’s National Specialists Recognized as “Top Doctors”

Allergy/Immunology Cardiac Surgery
  • Scott A. Norton, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
  • Benny Kerzner, M.D.
  • Parvathi Mohan, M.D.
General and Community PediatricsGeneral and Thoracic Surgery
Hand SurgeryInfectious Diseases
Interventional CardiologyInterventional Radiology
OtolaryngologyPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryPsychiatry
  • Haniya Raza, D.O.
PulmonologyRadiation Therapy
  • Matthew Ladra, M.D., M.P.H.**

Revised as of Oct. 26, 2017

*Also provides care at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
**Also provides care at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Contact: Simone Hunter | (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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