Capitol Medical Group



Our Team


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: Principal Investigator, Moderna, KidCove Covid Vaccine Trial, 2021-2023; Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, 2003-2004; Washingtonian and Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor for many years
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. He loves time spent in the outdoors, especially hiking and skiing. He lives in Bethesda with his wife and two children

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.

Laura Arling, MD, FAAP


Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency: University of Maryland Pediatrics
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics, Neonatal resuscitation instructor
Special Accomplishments: Listed in Washingtonian’s Washington’s Top Doctors since 2018
Clinical Interests: Multidisciplinary/Complex Care Patients, Newborn care/Lactation, Adolescent health including mental health, contraception management and eating disorders
Personal Notes: Previously worked at Middlebury Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Middlebury, VT, Lives in a noisy household of husband Tim, son Henry, daughter Astrid and 2 Corgis

Shuchismita Bhatt, MD, FAAP


Medical School: University Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Residency: University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University (BA History, Government minor), Former Clinical instructor at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Northwestern University School of Medicine, Previously practiced at John Hopkins Community Physicians in Rockville MD as a Sole Pediatrician at Multi-Specialty Primary Care Group, Pediatric Care of Rockville, Rockville MD
Clinical Interests: Enjoys taking care of children of all ages, with special interest in infant and toddler feeding and nutrition and teen health, including mental health and nutrition.
Personal Notes: Dr. Bhatt was born in Mumbai, India but grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the Holton Arms school. She has a teenage son who is a rising Freshman in College. She enjoys playing tennis, cooking, reading and taking beach vacations.

Kika Blunschi, MD, FAAP


Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Primary Care Track, Washington, DC
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Full Tuition Academic Scholarship, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Medical Research Scholars Program, National Institutes of Health. Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health. Cancer Federation Scholarship, University of California Santa Barbara. University of California Regents Scholarship, University of California Santa Barbara.
Clinical Interests:Enjoys caring for children from birth through young adulthood with special interests in child development, infant feeding and nutrition, and mental health.
Personal Notes: Dr. Blunschi grew up in Bethesda, MD. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, daughter, and their rambunctious dog.

Taj Hadee, MD, FAAP


Medical School: SUNY Buffalo (Jacobs) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Residency: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Children’s Memorial Hospital now known as Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Special Infant Care Fellowship (Clinical Fellowship), Duke University Medical Center, Division of Neonatology, Durham, NC, Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) in Physician-Patient Communication (Research Fellowship), University of Rochester, Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Research Programs, Rochester Center to Improve Communications in Health Care, Rochester, NY
Clinical Interests: Follow-up of former NICU patients and Children with Special Health Care Needs..
Personal Notes: Playing music, architectural drawing, hiking, horseback riding, baking, traveling and time spent with family and friends.

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, Neonatal resuscitation instructor
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.

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

Rachel MacLean, PA


Medical School: Philadelphia University BS in Health Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Certifications: Board Certified Physician Assistant, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Circle of Security Parenting Registered Facilitator
Special Accomplishments: Edward D Dowden Award for academic excellence from Jefferson University
Clinical Interests: Enjoys caring for children from infancy through young adulthood. With a special interest in lifestyle medicine and optimizing breastfeeding.
Personal Notes: Rachel is a Maryland native who currently resides in Columbia with her Fiancé and pup Benji. She is an avid yogi with a love for nature and travel and she is always planning her next adventure.

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.

Natalie Silverman, MD, FAAP


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), Listed in Washingtonian’s Washington’s Top Doctors
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.

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
Personal Notes: Dr. Snow grew up in New London Connecticut. She lives in Kensington MD with her husband, Aaron and their two sons.

Suzannah Stivison, CPNP


Medical School: 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.

Caitlin Zaner MD, FAAP


Medical School: University of Maryland School Of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center – Pediatrics
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: B.S. earned from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, with a focus in Biology and Anthropology and thesis in The Cultural Interpretation of Sickness. M.D. earned from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMDSOM) with additional certification in the Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry and selected for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Completed Pediatric Residency at University of Maryland, as well as Chief Resident year with responsibilities related to management of the Pediatric Residency Program and medical student clinical rotations in Pediatrics. She has since practiced in Montgomery County.
Clinical Interests: Dr. Zaner has a special interest in pediatric mental health, as well as management of children with more complex medical conditions.
Personal Notes: Dr. Zaner grew up locally, and currently resides in Montgomery County with her husband, Dr. Jordan Zaner, a local dentist, as well as their two children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, board game nights, exploring different cuisines, painting and scuba diving.

Ryan Walley, MD, FAAP


Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments: Cum Laude graduate of Shorter College, Rome, GA.  Previously a partner at Redmont Pediatric Associates in Birmingham, AL
Clinical Interests: Vaccine advocacy for children; technology in the medical home.
Personal Notes: Dr. Walley grew up in Cedartown, Georgia, just a stone’s throw from Atlanta. He moved to Bethesda, Maryland, in 2021 with his wife and three boys.  He enjoys running, traveling, and seeing the sights in DC.

Angela Wang, MD, FAAP


Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics, Certified Lactation Consultant
Special Accomplishments: Cum Laude graduate of University of Michigan (B.S. in Neuroscience), Certificate of Interdepartmental Medical Sciences, Award for Contribution to Peer Development, Practiced at Pediatric Care Group 2019-2023
Clinical Interests: Vaccine advocacy for children; technology in the medical home.
Personal Notes:Grew up in Novi, MI and recently moved to Gaithersburg, MD where she lives with her husband and elderly dog. She is a Michigan football fan, enjoys reading, hiking, traveling and going to thrift stores

Holly McClain, RN, IBCLC


Academic Background: BS, Mount Vernon College, Washington DC and RN, Montgomery College, Rockville MD
Certifications: Board Certified in Lactation
Special Accomplishments: Enjoys pediatric nursing with specialization in newborn care and feeding issues
Clinical Interests: Working with families and patients to navigate health and illness.
Personal Notes: Holly is a third generation Washingtonian. She resides in Takoma Park MD with her husband, Ron and their three children.


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Capitol Medical Group
8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 201
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Reception/Appointments: 301-907-3960
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