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dan Dan Finkelstein, MD, FAAP
Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx NY
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Chief Resident at Children's Hospital at Montefiore, 2003-2004
Listed in Bethesda Magazine's and Washingtonian's Washington's Top Doctors
Clinical Interests: Enjoys caring for children from birth to young adulthood with special interest in parent and patient education
Personal Notes: Dr. Finkelstein grew up in Bethesda MD. He currently lives in Chevy Chase with his wife, Ellen and their two children.
ana1 Ana Markovic , MD, FAAP
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments:

Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University (B.S. Biochemistry)
Woodruff Scholar at Emory University School of Medicine
Former partner at Milton Pediatrics (Boston, MA)
Previously practiced at Pediatric Care of Rockville (Rockville, MD)

Listed in Washingtonian's Washington's Top Doctors

Clinical Interests: Enjoys caring for children from birth through young adult with special interest in infant development, breastfeeding advocacy, and parent/patient education, and working with bilingual families.
Personal Notes: Dr. Markovic grew up in Atlanta. She is fluent in Serbian and enjoys travel and gardening. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children.


FullSizeRender 5 converted Laura Eleazer, CPNP

Medical School: University of South Carolina, BS in Nursing
University of Virginia, MS in Nursing
Certifications: Board Certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Special Accomplishments: Completed a fellowship in Pediatric Primary Care at Carolina's Healthcare System.
Received 1st place in the Research and Innovation Showcase at CHS for a quality improvement project focused on improving the quality of life for children with asthma.
Clinical Interests: Enjoys caring for children at their various stages of development and providing individualized care based on the needs of each family.
Personal Notes: Laura is from South Carolina originally and is now living in Washington, D.C. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.
kadowitz Nancy Kadowitz, MD, FAAP
Medical School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans LA
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Practiced at Foxhall Pediatrics 2001-2003
Listed in Washingtonian's Washington's Top Doctors
Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine with special interests in pediatric asthma and allergy, and counseling new parents. 
rsz berthakoomson 20161102 0007-edit Bertha Koomson, MD, FAAP
Medical School: University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
Residency: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Former Attending ED Physician, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Currently part time ED Pediatrician, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Practiced at the Pediatric Village, Washington DC 2001-2015
Clinical Interests: Enjoys caring for children from birth through adolescence with special interest in the care of the acutely ill child.
Personal Notes: Dr. Koomson is married with two children and lives in Bethesda, Maryland
LAURA Laura Panto Arling,MD, FAAP
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency: University of Maryland Pediatrics
Certifications: Board certified in Pediatrics
Neonatal resuscitation instructor
Pediatric advanced life support trained
Special Accomplishments: Previously practiced at Middlebury Pediatric and Adolescent Health in Middlebury, VT
Clinical Interests: General pediatrics and acute care specializing in newborn and adolescent health.
Personal Notes: Loves to scuba and travel with her husband learning new recipes. Lives in Chevy Chase with her husband Tim and their corgi.
roche Marla Roche, DO, FAAP
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA
Residency: Children's Hospital at Sinai, Baltimore MD
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: BS Behavioral Neuroscience, Lehigh University
Clinical Interests: With training in allopathic and osteopathic medicine, enjoys incorporating traditional medicine, preventative medicine and manipulation.
Personal Notes: Dr. Roche is from Philadelphia PA and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Matt and their two children.
rsz mariacruedagonzalez 20161102 0007-edit Maria C. Rueda-Gonzalez, MD,FAAP
Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico
Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Alpha Omega Alpha member since 2008
Previous practiced at Unity Health Care - Upper Cardozo Health Center
Chosen Top Doctor at International Association of Pediatricians
Clinical Interests: Early Childhood Development Asthma and Allergy
Personal Notes: Dr. Rueda-Gonzalez grew up in Puerto Rico. She is fluent in Spanish. She loves to cook and travel. She lives in Kensington with her husband and baby daughter.
shearin Robert Shearin, MD, FAAP
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill NC
Residency: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN
Walter Reed Hospital Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease and Adolescent Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital
Published over 125 scientific articles, editor of two journals, contributor to nine medical textbooks
Listed in Washingtonian's Washington's Top Doctors for the last two decades.
Clinical Interests: Infectious Disease and Adolescent Medicine
NATALIE Natalie Silverman, M.D.
Medical School: George Washington University; Washington DC
Residency: Georgetown University; Washington DC
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: PhD in Nutritional Biology (University of CA at Davis).
Clinical Interests: Nutrition and dietary issues in children of all ages
Personal Notes: Dr. Silverman lives in Washington DC with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys outdoor activities, running and swimming in her free time.
snow Reva E. Snow, MD, FAAP
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Attended Graduate School at Harvard University
Conducted Research in Pediatric HIV, Asthma and Anemia -- publishing several articles and presenting findings at academic venues
Clinical Interests: Enjoys caring for children from birth through adolescence with special interests in asthma and behavioral health.
Personal Notes: Dr. Snow grew up in New London Connecticut. She lives in Kensington MD with her husband, Aaron and their two sons.
suzannah Suzannah Stivison, CPNP
Academic Background: The College of William and Mary, BS in Biology
George Mason University, BS in Nursing
University of Maryland, MS in Nursing
Certifications: Board Certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Special Accomplishments: Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society, 2011
Pediatric Nurse of the Year, Inova Children's Hospital, 2008
Clinical Interests: Working with families and patients to navigate health and illness.
Personal Notes: Suzannah grew up in Vienna, Virginia. She lives in Silver Spring with her family.
HOLLY Holly McClain, RN, IBCLC
Academic Background: BS, Mount Vernon College, Washington DC
RN, Montgomery College, Rockville MD
Certifications: Board Certified in Lactation
Clinical Interests: Enjoys pediatric nursing with specialization in newborn care and feeding issues
Personal Notes: Holly is a third generation Washingtonian. She resides in Takoma Park MD with her husband, Ron and their three children.