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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 1973
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1973
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1970
    Howard University College of Medicine
  • BS, 1965
    Howard University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1689993990


Lillian M. Beard, M.D., is a Howard University alumna, and she has been a member of the Children’s National Hospital attending staff since completing her residency in 1973. She practiced in Northwest D.C. for 28 years before joining Drs. Shapiro and Perez in Silver Spring, Md.

She has held numerous leadership positions with medical associations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Medical Association and the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Beard is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is known for her dedication to children’s comprehensive medical care and for educating today’s parents through all forms of media.

Dr. Beard is an author and has been a health contributor for several media outlets in the Washington, D.C., area, including WUSA-TV, NBC 4 and WJLA. She wrote a column for Good Housekeeping, as well as the non-fiction book "Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies."

Research & Publications

A Manual for Child Development Consultation

(1974) George Washington University Press

Beyond Chicken Soup

(2005) Pediatric News

Black Pediatricians Career Concerns and Choices

(1989) Pediatrics

International Conference of the Association for Children With Learning Disabilities

(1977) One Pediatrician's Approach: The Role of the Pediatrician In Diagnosing Children With Learning Disabilities

Issues Related to the Protection of the Human Fetus In Biomedical Research

(1976) Journal of the National Medical Association

Lenoir Memorial Lecture at Pediatric Grand Rounds

(2001) 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Look At Asthma

National Service and Childrens Health Forum

(1995) The Immunization Status of U.S. Children