Anisha Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified pediatrician, adolescent medicine specialist and acting chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Over the last 25 years, she has held a variety of clinical, teaching, public health and leadership roles including serving as Chief of Adolescent Medicine at both Georgetown University Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Abraham has a passion for education and is the recipient of several faculty teaching awards. Dr. Abraham’s clinical interests include eating disorders, obesity prevention and supporting cross-cultural youth. She has published her research in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Pediatrics and the Journal of Adolescent Medicine. She is also a Tedx speaker, the author of the book Raising Global Teens: Parenting in the 21st Century, and a health contributor to media outlets including CNN, NPR, Fox News, and the Washington Post.
Dr. Abraham completed medical training at a six-year MD/BA Program at Boston University, a pediatric residency at Walter Reed Hospital, an adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s National and an MPH at George Washington University. Prior to joining Children’s National in January 2021, Dr. Abraham spent 10 years living in Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Dr. Abraham was on faculty at the School of Public Health at Chinese University and helped bring public health teams to developing countries. She also was on faculty of Adolescent Health and Medicine at the University of Amsterdam and served as a adolescent health consultant to international schools and organizations.
Dr. Abraham is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Association of Adolescent Health and a board member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.