Many people are skeptical of doctors prominently featured in the media. “Are you even a real doctor?” “Do you actually see patients?” These are real questions I have fielded for years.
I’m wild about my patients (Yes, I have them!). And, in the past 16 years, I’ve seen it all—secured thousands of stitches, listened to a ton of lungs, and diagnosed enough broken arms to wrap around the state of Maryland.
The reality is, I see many patients. I care for them in the office and I have an online community where I speak to parents every day and get to share what I know. This care combination of individual patients in practice and on a larger scale through patient education in the media is very meaningful to me. I’m grateful for the opportunity to reach many people in a very short amount of time and have a large impact on children’s health.
I come from a family of doctors. After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, my medical career began at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where I stayed for my residency in pediatrics. I completed three more years of further subspecialty training in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s National in D.C. and earned a master’s degree in Education from The George Washington University along the way.
I joined PM Pediatric Care from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where I was on the faculty in the division of emergency medicine for 15 years. During my time there, in addition to being an attending physician, I was a medical correspondent for ABC News’ Good Morning America, made numerous other appearances for CNN, Discovery, and local network affiliates, and am a TEDx speaker.
Children make amazing patients; I wouldn’t trade my specialty in for the world. Pediatric emergency medicine is fast, exciting, and intense. It’s impossible to have the same workday twice.
Take a tour of one of our PM Pediatric Care locations with Dr. Christina.