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Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2014
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2012
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MPH, 2011
    Northwestern University
  • MD, 2011
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • BA, 2006
    Boston College

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1689968547


Claire Boogaard, M.D., M.P.H., is a clinical pediatrician at the Children's National Children's Health Center at THEARC. Dr. Boogaard has held a variety of leadership roles in resident and fellow education, clinic management, and administration, most recently as the medical director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Program for the hospital.

Dr. Boogaard has shown commitment to building a trauma-informed community clinic, working hard to create programming and systems that work to meet the needs of the community. She has created teaching tools for staff and students on trauma-informed care and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and led the ACEs screening initiative. Through her role as the Healthy Steps physician lead at THEARC, she has worked to create a system of referral for children 0-5 years old who need developmental support or case management assistance. As interim medical director, she helped lead the transition of the clinic through a move that quadrupled their space, adding dental and subspecialty care. She is now partnering with colleagues across Children’s National on research to help optimize the utilization of the two mobile medical units that are operated out of the clinic.

Dr. Boogaard has also shown a great commitment to medical education, currently serving as the rotation lead for the LAUnCH track residents at THEARC and the clinical advisor for the General Academic Pediatrics Fellow.

4.8 / 5 4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 38 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.

  • 4.8 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.6 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider