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Allison Mayhew, MD

English, Spanish
Service: Gynecology
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Board Certifications:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Menstrual abnormalities, ovarian cysts, pelvic masses, congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, and care of girls with anorectal malformations

Undergraduate: Bucknell University (2011)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2015)
Residency: Emory University (2019)
FellowshipNational Institutes of Health and Children’s National Medical Center (2021)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Mayhew AC, Rytting H, Olson R, Smith E, Childress K. Vaginal Yolk Sac Tumor: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2021 February; 34(1):54-60.

Mayhew AC, Bost J, Farazhad M, Linam L, Milla S, Childress K. Compensatory Ovarian Hypertrophy after Unilateral Oophorectomy: Evaluation of Ovarian Volumes in Pediatric and Adolescent Population. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2020 December; 33(6): 631-638.

Mayhew AC and Gomez-Lobo V. Fertility Options for the Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Patient.  The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2020 October; 105(10): 3335-3345.

Mayhew AC, Cohen A, Gomez-Lobo V. Transgender Men and the Gynecologist. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020 September; 63(3):588-598.

Mayhew A, Mullins T, Ding L, Rosenthal S, Zimet G, Morrow C, Kahn J. Risk Perceptions and Subsequent Sexual Behaviors After HPV Vaccination in Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar; 133(3): 404-411.

Service: Gynecology
Where did you grow up?
North Canton, Ohio
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
As an OB/GYN, I loved normalizing discussions about sometimes uncomfortable topics – periods, pain, etc. This is also why I fell in love with Pediatric Gynecology. Every day, I get to educate girls and young women about their anatomy and show them how to discuss these concerns with their healthcare providers in safe and productive ways.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I moved to DC for fellowship training and never left. I love the busy city life with diverse restaurants and activities, but also appreciate how easy it is to get out of the city for a scenic hike, long bike ride, or day at a winery.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy running, bicycling, experimenting with new recipes, and going on frequent park trips with my nieces and nephews.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer on several committees through the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists working to continually improve the care we provide for girls and young women.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would own a tea shop showcasing teas and tea preparations from all over the world. When you see me in the clinic, it is almost guaranteed that there is a freshly brewed mug of tea nearby!