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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was created by Children’s National Health System and Inova Health System 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 and nearby communities access to the best specialty care possible, drawn from both parent organizations.

In January 2015, PSV was notified that it is considered a public charity and tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Cod,e similar to both of its tax-exempt parent organizations, Children's National Health System and Inova. Therefore, any donations made to PSV since its creation were considered charitable and tax-exempt. This status allows 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 Health System

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Inova's full spectrum of health services includes Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and our hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds. Their mission is to provide world-class healthcare–every time, every touch–to each person in every community they have the privilege to serve.