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June Pediatric Partner Announcements

June 23, 2021

Physician liaison team back in action

Our physician liaisons are reentering the field this summer and look forward to seeing you again in-person. Our team is actively scheduling meetings and lunch sessions for practices with Children's National specialists via request. Please reach out to your liaison to schedule an in-person meeting for your practice. As always, your liaison is available to answer questions and assist with referrals.

Specialized headache program offers acute care

Although headaches are common in children, recurrent or frequent headaches that interfere with daily life are a concern. The Headache Program is a specialized clinic that evaluates and treats more than 2,000 patients annually. The clinic helps children and adolescents with chronic, debilitating head pain, headaches and migraines. We work to identify the cause and find an effective way to help children manage their headaches. View our referral guides for information on evaluating and managing patients with headaches and learn when and how to refer a patient to Children’s National. 

Welcome Annette Song, M.D., medical director of outpatient cardiology

We are happy to announce the arrival of Annette Ansong, M.D., as the medical director of outpatient cardiology for the Children's National Heart Institute. Previously in private practice, Dr. Ansong will lead our team of heart experts serving families at outpatient sites throughout the DMV. She will also see patients at the main campus and Children's National Prince George's County.

Nationally ranked top 10 again and No. 1 in newborn care

For the fifth year in a row, Children's National Hospital nationally ranked a top 10 children's hospital and No. 1 in newborn care by U.S. News & World Report. Children's National ranked in all 10 specialties, with top 10 honors in neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery and diabetes and endocrinology.

Future of Pediatric TALKS – ongoing this summer

For the second year in a row, the Pediatric Health Network hosts Future of Pediatric TALKS: A Virtual Summer Series. The bi-weekly series is currently underway and will continue through August 24. There are six 1-hour webinars, each consisting of two 30-minute talks. Download the full agenda.

Have you claimed your CME credits?

If you participated in a Virtual Lunch and Learn webinar in 2021, please make sure you remember to claim your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Attendees are eligible to claim CME credits up to 90 days after the live presentation date.

You can review this grid of the Spring 2021 Virtual Lunch and Learns (PDF) to check the window to claim your CME credits.