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Peggy Vollstad, PA-C

Languages:
English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch/Flemish
Specialty/Profession:
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Board Certifications:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Education:
Undergraduate - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire/Bachelors of Science (1997)
Graduate School - Colorado State University/Masters of Science (1999)
Medical School - Yale Medical School/Medical Masters of Science Physician Assistant (2003)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax
Where did you grow up?
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
Having dealt with several medical issues both as an individual and as a worried parent, I feel privileged to be able to help people walk through possibly some of the most difficult and trying portions of their life. I am always amazed at the strength of the parents and the kids we treat. They inspire me!
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
My family relocated from Norway to Washington DC in 2013 due to the excellent medical care, specific ally in the children’s subspecialties here. We love that this area has so much culture and history to offer, yet the mountains and nature are very close to be able to enjoy as well.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Spending quality time with friends and family, hiking, nature, participating in and attending the children’s school and sports activities.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
Mostly at the school or the Children’s Hospital.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
When my son was ages 2-4 he suffered multiple stroke-like attacks and non-stop seizures. He lost a lot of developmental ground, but after 18 months of intense rehab and multiple specialists, he is doing well. I beam when I see him ride a bike now – I didn’t think it could ever be possible.
Personal Sketch:
14 - Years married
2 - Children
1- Pet (Molly - dog/beagle)