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Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1999
    Naval Hospital and Medical Center-Portsmouth, VA
  • MD, 1996
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • BS, 1992
    The College Of William & Mary

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1245312636

Biography

Lee Savio Beers, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood Intervention and Advocacy, and the medical director for Community Health and Advocacy at Children’s National Hospital. She oversees the Child Health Advocacy Institute’s Community Mental Health CORE, which includes initiatives such as the Early Childhood Innovation Network, and serves as a catalyst to elevate the standard of mental healthcare for every young person in Washington, D.C. She is additionally the medical director for behavioral health with the Pediatric Health Network. She was the 2021 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. Prior to joining Children’s National, she was a general pediatrician at the Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Her clinical and research interests include adolescent pregnancy and parenting, the integration of mental health and pediatric primary care, the impact of adversity and stress on child well-being and advocacy education.

She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband Nathaniel and two children.

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Outside Interests

American Academy of Pediatrics

Research & Publications

Dysmenorrhea

(2005) The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult

Dysmenorrhea

(2005) The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult

Father Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

(2007) Fathers of Children Born to Adolescent Mothers: A Descriptive Study

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

(2006) Fathers of Children Born to Adolescent Mothers: A Descriptive Study

Pneumonia Bacterial

(2005) The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult

Pneumonia Bacterial

(2005) The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult

Providing care to teen parents and their children A model of family centered care

(2006) Contemporary Pediatrics

Providing Care to teen parents and their children A model of family centered care

(2006) Contemporary Pediatrics

Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

(2007) Factors Predicting Early Engagement in an Intensive Home Visiting Program for Adolescent Mothers