Linda Goldstein, MD
I have been a pediatrician since 1980 and have never looked back. I grew up in New York City and went to medical school at NYU, where I fell in love with the field of pediatrics after my first clinical rotation. I came to Washington, DC for my residency at Children's National Medical Center, expecting to stay here for only 3 years, but I never left. Since our residency training, Leah Brasch and I have been close friends and colleagues.
After Chief Residency, I continued on the full time faculty at CNMC in general pediatrics and assisted in running the residency training program. Clinically,
I had a special interest in pain management and caring for younger children
with feeding problems. To this day I still enjoy the challenge of difficult eaters and have contributed to international academic presentations on the topic.
After three years in my position at Children's Hospital and starting a family,
I decided to return to my true professional passion of outpatient pediatrics
and joined a private practice. In 1988, Leah and I joined forces and started
our practice together.
I continue to enjoy teaching medical students from GWU Medical School and residents from CNMC in our office and have a Clinical Associate Professor appointment at George Washington University. I have remained active in the Medical Staff at Children's National Medical Center and the Montgomery/Prince Georges County Pediatric Society. Although I have permanent certification from the American Board of Pediatrics since 1985, I voluntarily took and passed the Maintenance of Certification exam in 2010. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Finally, my husband and I have loved the challenge of raising our three wonderful sons.