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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was created by Children’s National Hospital 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 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 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. Our 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. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.