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Our Team

At The HSC Pediatric Center, our goal is to provide the best possible care for children and young adults with special health care needs. Every day, our clinicians work hand-in-hand to provide the children we serve with the most advanced rehabilitative and transitional care available in the region.

We have a team of pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, psychologists, social workers, case managers, recreational therapists, and child life specialists.

Pediatricians also staff the hospital 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, ensuring that a physician is always close at hand.

Our Relationship With Children’s National Health System

As a result of our close relationship with Children's National Health System, many hospitalized children are able to see medical specialists at The HSC Pediatric Center, without the need to travel from one hospital to the other. When a specialist visit is needed during an admission for a provider that does not see patients at our facility, we will coordinate the transportation for the medical visit. Providers from the following specialties regularly see patients at The HSC Pediatric Center:

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

If you have questions about our medical staff, please contact Sonia Prince, our medical staff administrator, at 202-635-6138.

Our Medical Staff

Medical Staff Administration

  • Melanie Anspacher, MD 
    Medical Director

Attending Pediatricians

  • Andrew Metinko, MD
  • Charu Gupta, MD*
  • Samar Hussein, MD
  • Seema Jilani, MD
  • Sridaran Narayanan, MD
  • Amina Khan, MD
  • Sonaly McClymont, MD 

Nurse Practitioners

  • Mary Blaber, CPNP
  • Lisa Noel, CPNP
  • Angela Hasler, CPNP

Cardiology

  • Shiela Bostelman, CPNP*
  • Linda Bradley-Tiernan, MD*

Gastroenterology

  • Ali Bader, MD*
  • Virginia Gebus, APN*
  • Muhammad Khan, MD*
  • Seema Khan, MD*
  • Sona Sehgal, MD*
  • Jaime Wolfe, MD*

Infectious Diseases

  • Bernhard Wiedermann, MD*

Ophthalmology

  • Jonathan Taylormoore, MD*

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

  • Caitlin Brady, NP
  • Justin Burton, MD*
  • Sarah Evans, MD*
  • Leslie Phillips, CPNP*
  • Jeffrey Rabin, MD*
  • Melissa Fleming, MD

Psychiatry

  • Martine Solages, MD*
*Indicates a Children’s National Health System physician

Our Management

Deborah C. Holson, RN, MSN, CPN, NE-BC

Chief Operating Officer, The HSC Pediatric Center

As chief operating officer, Deborah Holson provides leadership and oversight for both inpatient and outpatient care organization, professional services, support services and management of The HSC Pediatric Center. More

Melanie Anspacher, MD

Medical Director, The HSC Pediatric Center

Dr. Melanie Anspacher is the chief medical officer (or Medical Director) for The HSC Pediatric Center. Originally from New York, Dr. Anspacher received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, and then completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco.  More

Anne Ruecktenwald, PT, DPT

Director of Clinical Programs, The HSC Pediatric Center

Anne Ruecktenwald has worked at The HSC Pediatric Center since 2007, but has more than 30 years of experience leading hospital-based rehabilitation programs as a skilled physical therapist. More