Andrea Badillo, M.D., serves as the director of the Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction at Children’s National Hospital and is an associate professor of Surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is an expert in prenatal diagnosis, anorectal malformations, cloacal malformation, Hirschsprung disease, minimally invasive surgery and conditions leading to fecal incontinence such as spinal conditions and functional constipation.
Dr. Badillo attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and medical school and general surgery residency at George Washington University, including three years of basic science and clinical research. Dr. Badillo completed her pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Upon conclusion of her training, she was recruited to Children’s National in Washington, D.C.
Working together with Marc Levitt, M.D., she helped to develop the Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction at Children’s National Hospital, a fully integrated program with colorectal surgery, urology, gastroenterology and gynecology expertise dedicated to the care of children and young adults with colorectal and reconstructive needs. She has extensive experience in colorectal care including challenging revisional surgeries and repairing the most complex of malformations. She is well known for her compassionate style of care.
In addition to clinical work, she is a primary investigator in the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC), an organization of collaborating Colorectal Centers committed to the study of colorectal care and improving the outcomes children with colorectal conditions. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications, presentations, book chapters and is an associate editor of a textbook. In addition to patient care she is very engaged in mentoring junior faculty, fellows, residents and students.