The Division of Community Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides the quality health care families need, right in local neighborhoods and schools.  Our expert team offers a full range of healthcare services to every child in our community, regardless of insurance status. Since 1992, the Division of Community Pediatrics has served more than 7,000 children with over 60,000 patient visits.

“We know that in order to live healthy lives, children and families need access not only to high quality health care, but also to safe and strong neighborhoods, an excellent education, healthy food, and active play” says Division Chief, Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH.

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Vision and Mission of Community Pediatrics 

In line with MedStar Georgetown’s vision to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health, the Division of Community Pediatrics ensures that every child has the opportunity to thrive and be healthy. We are committed to helping our community attain health equity.

Our team provides access to evidence-based, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate health care to those who need it most. Our services and programs aim to decrease health disparities and train the next generation of community-oriented health care professionals.

Clinical Services from Community Pediatrics 

This map displays where our clinical services are located.

Community Outreach and Engagement

Community Pediatrics is dedicated to promoting health through both service and education. Our team participates in many community outreach and engagement activities throughout the year.

Innovation and Partnerships

We partner with clinical, community, and government agencies to create innovative solutions for optimizing health and well-being. Some examples include:

Community Pediatrics Medical and Academic Education

We are committed to training the doctors of tomorrow to deliver high-quality, community-oriented care. The Division of Community Pediatrics serves as a critical educational component of the Department of Pediatrics medical student and residency training programs and offers the opportunity for Fellowship training in Community Pediatrics.  In addition to teaching the fundamentals of primary community care, our Community Pediatrics medical education program offers learners the opportunity to engage in experiential community health learning at all of our sites, as well as with partner community service providers such as D.C. Child and Family Services Agency, Joyful Markets, and WIC.  Our faculty engages in ongoing research, quality improvement, and evidence-based program development and evaluation. We mentor students, residents and fellows to learn through these projects, and often to lead them.

Our Team

Our highly trained team includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, a registered dietitian, an exercise physiologist, mental health providers, and an administrative support team.  We partner with local schools and community groups to build strong relationships with the families we serve.

Pediatrics Providers