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Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1984
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1980
    New York University School of Medicine
  • BA, Biology, 1976
    University of Rochester

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1033146014


Linda Goldstein, M.D., has been a pediatrician since 1980. She grew up in New York City and went to medical school at NYU, where she fell in love with the field of pediatrics after her first clinical rotation. She completed her residency at Children's National Hospital, where she was chief resident.

After residency, she stayed as faculty at Children's National in general pediatrics and assisted in running the residency training program. Clinically, she had a special interest in pain management and caring for younger children with feeding problems. She still enjoys the challenge of difficult eaters and have contributed to international academic presentations on the topic.

After three years in her position at Children's National and starting her family, she returned to her true professional passion of outpatient pediatrics, founding Friendship Pediatrics in 1988 with friend and colleague Leah Brasch, M.D. That practice joined the Children’s National family in 2023 and is now Children’s National Pediatricians & Associates Chevy Chase.

As an associate professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Goldstein enjoys teaching medical students from GWU and residents from Children's National in the pediatric practice. She has remained active in the medical staff at Children's National and the Montgomery/Prince Georges County Pediatric Society. While Dr. Goldstein has held permanent certification from the American Board of Pediatrics since 1985, she voluntarily took and passed the Maintenance of Certification exam in 2010. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Goldstein and her husband have loved the challenge of raising three wonderful sons.