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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was created by Children’s National Health System and Inova as a unique Northern Virginia-based, physician group practice dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. In 2013, these two pediatric powerhouses combined their strengths and talents to offer the children and families in Northern Virginia access to the best specialty care possible, drawn from both parent organizations.

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia launched with five specialties— Hematology and Oncology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Nephrology, and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. In its first year, PSV doubled the specialties available, adding Neurology, Neurosurgery, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology. In the next several years, PSV will grow with additional specialties and services to benefit those served, including the expansion of a state-of-the-art pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2015.

In January, 2015, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia was notified that it is considered a public charity and tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code similar to both of its tax exempt parent organization, Children's National Health System and Inova. Therefore, any donations made to PSV since its creation in September, 2013 were considered charitable and tax exempt.  This status will allow PSV to pursue additional funding sources for research and support of innovative models of care and education for the benefit of the patients and communities served.

About Our Founding Partners

Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.


Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at