Welcome from the Chairman

Safety Focus and Community Support Improve Outcomes

Welcome to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Pediatrics

We have a tremendous responsibility—caring for your child. Our entire focus is centered on this mission, and we are always prepared to bring the best possible care to the children and families we serve—whether in times of critical need or for routine well-child visits.

We long ago recognized that it takes more than expert physicians, highly technical procedures, and the latest medications to care for a child—to reach this goal, the emotional and spiritual needs of the child and the family must be considered. This is why we are dedicated to our family-centered and inclusive approach, which aligns with all of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s focus on the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis—caring for the whole person.

Each day, we keep our goals in mind and work to

  • Advocate for all aspects of child health, whether that means treating diseases or maintaining health.
  • Act as a unique resource for training medical students, resident physicians, and health professionals in the disciplines relative to child health.
  • Play an active role in the acquisition and dissemination of new information in developmental and reproductive science, and the biology/sociology of pediatrics.
  • Provide quality primary and specialty medical services for children in a patient-first environment.

To help make family-centered care a reality, we rely on the incredible commitment of our neighbors—we are thankful for amazing programs we offer, organized by our many boards and committees, and made possible by all the donations from our community. Together, we can help children and their families grow stronger.

I hope you find inspiration in these pages and reach out to become part of our Pediatrics community.

Warmest regards,

David B. Nelson, MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics, please call our scheduling line.

Phone: 855-546-0595

Ways to Give

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Department of Pediatrics' efforts to continually provide world-class healthcare and service to our patients and their families.

All gifts are tax deductible.