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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2016
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, 2015
    George Washington University Hospital
  • Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), 2011
    George Washington University Hospital
  • MD, 2010
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • BS, 2005
    University of Richmond

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2022, 2021, 2020)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023, 2022)

National Provider ID: 1386962827


Alexandra Espinel, M.D., is an assistant professor of pediatrics and otolaryngology at Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University.  She is a graduate of the Children’s National Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship program. She currently serves as the director of the ACGME accredited Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Children’s National.  
Dr. Espinel treats patients in all aspects of pediatric ENT with a special interest in treating children with masses of the head and neck and disorders of the salivary glands. She also sees patients for surgical management of oromotor and swallowing dysfunction.  

Her research is focused on outcomes specifically related to adenotonsillectomy and tracheostomy.  She is presently a member of the Practice Management and Education committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Education committee for the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.   

4.6 / 5 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 106 Patient/Family Ratings)

About Our Patient Satisfaction Scores

The main Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

The ratings below are the average of specific questions about interactions with the care provider.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • 4.7 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.6 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider