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Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction

Contact number | 202-476-2656

Our commitment to improving the quality of life for children with pediatric colorectal conditions is shown through a seamless and personalized continuum of care—from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through rehabilitation and aftercare.

Our Unique Approach to Pediatric Colorectal Disorders

Our division is led by world-renowned pediatric colorectal surgeon, Marc Levitt, M.D., who has expertise in treating the full spectrum of pediatric colorectal conditions and has performed over 10,000 surgeries—more than any other surgeon trained in pediatric colorectal surgery worldwide. Learn more about Dr. Levitt and our Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction.

Our collaborative approach offers treatment from experts across multiple medical disciplines, including:

Our medical team discusses individual patient cases during weekly conferences to create a customized treatment plan that addresses each child’s unique needs. Our surgeons are accustomed to performing multiple, complex procedures at the same. Parents and families work closely with our specialists to receive education about their child’s colorectal disorder, discuss diagnostic and treatment options and engage in a shared decision-making process. Learn how you can help your child prepare for surgical procedures (PDF).

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction?

As the only pediatric colorectal and pelvic reconstructive program in the nation with this level of expertise, there are many reasons to choose Children’s National for your child’s treatment and care. In addition to our integrated team, we offer:    

  • Access to the most experienced and renowned pediatric colorectal specialists in the field.
  • Exceptional surgical expertise for even the most complex colorectal disorders.
  • Dedicated, compassionate nurses who are specially-trained in caring for patients with complex pediatric colorectal disorders.
  • The latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment, using minimally invasive techniques.
  • A comprehensive Bowel Management Program to help achieve optimal bowel function.

Contact Us

For questions about Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call 202-476-2656 or email us.

Mila's Story

Hirschsprung Disease

Baby Mila in her stoller with a Happy New Year hat.

As soon as Mila was born at 35.5 gestational weeks, it was clear something was terribly wrong. Mila’s breathing didn’t sound right. Her mother waited to hear her newborn cry. Following diagnostic imaging and genetic testing, her newborn daughter's health concerns were revealed. 

Mila's Story

Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction Team

  • Julie Choueiki

    Julie Choueiki
    Program Manager, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction

  • Anil Darbari

    Anil Darbari
    Director, Motility
    Gastroenterologist

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo

    Veronica Gomez-Lobo
    Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
    Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Allison Mayhew

    Allison Mayhew
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
    Surgeon

  • Robert Keating

    Robert Keating
    Division Chief, Neurosurgery

  • John Myseros, MD, Neurosurgeon

    John Myseros
    Vice Chief, Neurosurgery
    Neurosurgeon

  • Hans Pohl

    Hans Pohl
    Division Chief, Urology
    Urologist
    Co-director, Spina Bifida Program

  • Christina Ho

    Christina Ho
    Co-Director, Spina Bifida Program
    Urologist

  • Briony Varda, M.D.

    Briony Varda
    Co-Director, Spina Bifida Program
    Urologist

  • Marc Levitt, M.D.

    Marc Levitt
    Chief, Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
    Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship

  • Andrea Badillo

    Andrea Badillo
    Director, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
    Associate Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship
    Surgeon

  • Christina Feng

    Christina Feng
    Surgeon

  • Krystal  Artis

    Krystal Artis
    Physician Assistant

  • Lindsay Clarke

    Lindsay Clarke
    Physician Assistant

  • Lindsay Pesacreta

    Lindsay Pesacreta
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Katherine Worst

    Katherine Worst
    Advance Practice Provider Team Lead

  • Cassie do Carmo

    Cassie do Carmo
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Olivia Cleckley

    Olivia Cleckley
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Justine Gagnon

    Justine Gagnon
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Kenia Hall

    Kenia Hall
    Ambulatory Nurse Case Manager

  • Meghan Mesa

    Meghan Mesa
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Emily Rice

    Emily Rice
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Sophie Pestieau

    Sophie Pestieau
    Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs
    Medical Director, Center for Surgical Care
    Anesthesiologist
    Acute Pain Specialist

  • Giuliana Geng-Ramos

    Giuliana Geng-Ramos
    Medical Director, Pre-Operative Care Clinic and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
    Anesthesiologist

  • Elena Puscasiu

    Elena Puscasiu
    Pathologist

  • Chris Rossi

    Christopher Rossi
    Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology
    Program Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program

  • Children's National Hospital

    Maegan Shuler
    Physician Assistant

  • Shannon Swickard

    Shannon Swickard
    Physician Assistant

  • Monica Vu

    Monica Vu
    Physician Assistant

  • Grace Ma

    Grace Ma
    Radiologist

  • Karun Sharma

    Karun Sharma
    Director, Interventional Radiology

  • Children's National Hospital

    Ranjith Vellody
    Interventional Radiologist

  • Bhupender Yadav

    Bhupender Yadav
    Interventional Radiologist

  • Shimon Jacobs

    Shimon Jacobs
    Colorectal Surgical Fellow

  • Laura Tiusaba

    Laura Tiusaba
    Colorectal Surgical Fellow

  • Kibi Williams

    Kibi Williams
    Pediatric Surgical Fellow

  • Adil Shah

    Adil Shah
    Pediatric Surgical Fellow

  • June Amling

    June K. Amling
    Advanced Practice Nurse

  • Eliana Maldonado

    Eliana Maldonado
    Nurse

  • Jacqueline Newton

    Jacqueline Newton
    Director, Medical and Surgical Nursing

  • Ginger Winder

    Ginger Winder
    Nurse

  • Kisha Bostic

    Kisha Bostic
    Insurance Preauthorization Specialist

  • Tracey Farragut

    Tracey Farragut
    Surgical Coordinator

  • Wendy Lee

    Wendy Lee
    Surgical Coordinator

  • Ivon Martinez

    Ivon Martinez
    Program Coordinator

  • Children's National Hospital

    Mara Mercer
    Program Associate

  • Teresa Russell

    Teresa Russell
    Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Karla Velasquez

    Karla Velasquez
    Surgical Coordinator

  • Laura Gepford

    Laura Gepford
    Child Life Specialist

  • Laura Thackeray

    Laura Thackeray
    Child Life Specialist