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  Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Top Doctors" by Northern Virginia Magazine
February 1, 2011

Washington, DC— Fifty doctors from Children’s National Medical Center were honored as the region’s "Top Doctors" in the February 2011 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine. Children’s National is the only medical center in the greater metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care. Through the Children's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine, primary care clinics, and seven outpatient centers located across the region, Children’s National offers more than 50 pediatric specialty care programs and departments.

This year, Children’s National expanded the offering of services in Northern Virginia by affiliating with Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC. Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC, is a private, physician office-based practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Providing a variety of medical services for children, Children’s National Specialists of Virginia are board certified to provide the highest level of specialty care for children.

According to Northern Virginia Magazine, to determine the “Top Docs 2011” the editors conducted peer nominations and augmented the selection process by working with a panel of head doctors from nine local hospitals including Children’s National. The panel nominated physicians based on internal evaluation, patient reviews, and overall quality of care to determine the final list.

"We are very proud of the continued success of our physicians in Northern Virginia and throughout the metropolitan area. Children’s National is the largest pediatric specialty presence in the region and their ranking in this survey is evidence that our specialists are highly regarded by their peers," said Edwin K. Zechman, President and CEO, Children’s National Medical Center. "I am pleased to congratulate our Northern Virginia ‘Top Docs.’”


Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Top Doctors"
Cardiac Surgery
Richard A. Jonas

Mary T. Donofrio
Gerard R. Martin
Craig A. Sable

Roselyn E. Epps

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Sukgi S. Choi
Diego A. Preciado
Rahul K. Shah
George H. Zalzal

Endocrinology and Diabetes
Fran R. Cogen
Paul Kaplowitz
Priya Vaidyanathan

Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
Taeun Chang

Ali A. Bader
Benny Kerzner
John Snyder
Jamie Wolfe

Hematology and Oncology
Jay Greenberg
Marianna Horn
Christopher Lawlor
Eva Perdahl-Wallace

Hospitalist Medicine
Francisco Alvarez

Infectious Disease
Nalini Singh
Bernhard L. Wiedermann

Billie Lou Short

Kanwal K. Kher

Roger J. Packer

General Neurology
Bennett Lavenstein
William McClintock

Mohamad S. Jaafar
William P. Madigan, Jr.
Jonathan Taylormoore

Orthopaedic Surgery
Laurel Blakemore
Jeffery L. Hanway
Emily A. Hattwick

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sally Evans
Olga Morozova

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michael J. Boyajian
Albert Oh

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Anastassious Koumbourlis

Adelaide Robb
Jay A. Salpekar

Lawrence K. Jung

Surgery (General and Thoracic)
Philip C. Guzzetta, Jr.
Kurt D. Newman
Faisal Qureshi
Anthony D. Sandler

M. David Gibbons
Hans G. Pohl
H. Gil Rushton

* The editors of Northern Virginia Magazine chose the specific specialties to include in the magazine listing. Some specialties, for example neurosurgery, were omitted for consideration due to publication size constraints.

Contact Paula Darte/Emily Dammeyer at 202-476-4500.


About Children's National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 283 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.