|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"
* 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.
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
Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
Ali A. Bader
Hematology and Oncology
Bernhard L. Wiedermann
Billie Lou Short
Kanwal K. Kher
Roger J. Packer
Mohamad S. Jaafar
William P. Madigan, Jr.
Jeffery L. Hanway
Emily A. Hattwick
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michael J. Boyajian
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Jay A. Salpekar
Lawrence K. Jung
Surgery (General and Thoracic)
Philip C. Guzzetta, Jr.
Kurt D. Newman
Anthony D. Sandler
M. David Gibbons
Hans G. Pohl
H. Gil Rushton
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
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