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Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 2001
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1999
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1995
    George Washington University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1558334722


Sahira Long, M.D., IBCLC, FAAP, FABM, is a board certified pediatrician and lactation consultant, and a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She is Medical Director for Anacostia in medically under-served southeast Washington, D.C., and for the Children’s National East of the River Lactation Support Center.

Dr. Long has been involved in breastfeeding advocacy on the national, state and local level. She has served as president of the D.C. Breastfeeding Coalition and a member of the D.C. Lactation Commission since their inception in 2004 and 2016 respectively. She currently serves as Co-Chair for the United States Breastfeeding Committee’s CRASH Committee that oversees the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • DC Breastfeeding Coalition. 
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium 
  • Novartis  

Research & Publications