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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Sports Medicine, 2008
    Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2000
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • BS, 1996
    Emory University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Sports Medicine

National Provider ID: 1396828695


Nailah Coleman, M.D., FAAP, is a sports medicine pediatrician in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. She is board certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine. Dr. Coleman is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

During her training, Dr. Coleman worked in four different hospital environments and had the opportunity to see children at different life stages and assess their growth and wellness. She observed a need to improve the physical health of the athletic and the non-athletic student during their various developmental stages. She believes that athletic performance, nutrition, and physical health plans should be developed and tracked for all students, starting in primary school and continuing through college. Sports medicine should include the athlete and the non-athlete.

Dr. Coleman enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, yoga and participating in sports.

Research & Publications

American Academy of Pediatrics Super Continuing Medical Education Meeting

(2006) Pediatric Documentation Challenge

American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

(2008) Pelvic Injury – Pediatrics

Bladder Problems in Athletes

(2008) Current Reviews in Sports Medicine

Medical Informatics for the Medical Practitioner

(2005) Caring

Regulation of neurotensin receptor in mRNA expression by the receptor agonist SR 48692 in the rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons

(1995) American Association for Cancer Research

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

(2008) Not Your Average Fracture