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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (1998)
  • Residency Program, Otolaryngology, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY (1996)
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, MI (1993)
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY (1992)
  • M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (1991)
  • B.A., Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1985)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Biography

Maria Pena, M.D., has been practicing at Children’s National Health System since 1998. In addition to a large clinical practice, Dr. Pena is an active basic science researcher and currently holds several grants to study the molecular basis of pediatric sinusitis. Dr. Pena’s clinical interests include pediatric sinus disease. She also has clinics for patients with oromotor and swallowing dysfunction and craniofacial abnormalities.

Research & Publications