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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.

 

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
Listed in Washingtonian's Washington's Top Doctors

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.
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).
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.
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
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.
RupertRuperto Vallarta, MD, FAAP
Medical School: University of the Philippines
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC Health/Elmhurst Program
Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics
Special Accomplishments:

Graduated with honors
Cum Lade
B.S. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
University of Philippines

Clinical Interests: Enjoys helping parents/guardians in taking care of their newborn, in raising their child happy and resilient (behavioral health), and in coping with their child's chronic and sometimes complicated medical conditions (asthma, allergies, genetic or metabolic issues, etc.)
Personal Notes: Dr. Vallarta is an avid traveler. He loves to cook for his family and friends. He speaks Tagalog and Medical Spanish.
 Converted 2 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. 
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.