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Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2002
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MPH, 1999
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • MD, 1999
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1980
    Haverford College

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1356429294


Eric Rosenthal, M.D., M.P.H., graduated from Haverford College with a degree in political science and pursued a career in public affairs. After 14 years in local and federal politics, serving as a congressional staffer and political director for the Human Rights Campaign Fund, he went to medical school. He received his medical degree as well as a master of public health degree from the George Washington University.

Dr. Rosenthal was a pediatric resident at Children’s National Hospital, and continues to treat patients as a physician in the Emergency Department. His position of medical director for municipal and regional affairs in the Child Health Advocacy Institute combines his experience in politics with his medical/clinical background. Dr. Rosenthal trains pediatric residents in health policy and advocacy while also working on childhood vaccination and oral health. He assists with Children’s National’s healthcare for children in foster care programs. Dr. Rosenthal also serves on the D.C. Child Abuse Review Committee and the D.C. Child Fatality Review Committee.

Research & Publications

ATV Safety

(2008) Children’s Bear Essentials

Childrens National Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program

(2008) Health Policy Advocacy Course

Childrens National Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program

(2008) Health Policy Advocacy Course

DC Wont Be Any Healthier

(2005) Washington Post

Testimony in support of approval of merger between George Washington University Hospital and Universal Health Services

(1997) District of Columbia State Health Planning and Development Agency

Testimony on Child Welfare and the Recommendations of the Child Fatality Review Committee

(2008) District of Columbia Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary and the Committee on Human Services

Testimony on the National Capital Medical Center

(2005) District of Columbia Council Committee on Health

The Right Approach to Health Care in the District

(2006) Washington Post