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Dagne Assefa, MD, FAAP, FCCP

English, Amharic, German
Pediatric Pulmonology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Asthma, cystic fibrosis, exercise-related breathing disorders, sleep disorders, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary diseases related to prematurity

Fellowship: New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Residency: the University of Leipzig, Children Hospital of Leipzig Wayne State University, Children Hospital of Michigan
Medical School: Addis Ababa University, Gondar College of Medical Sciences

Awards & Recognition:

Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition
Top Doctors, Richmond Magazine (2017)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Natural history of incidental pulmonary nodules in children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015. Assefa D, Atlas AB.

Three faces of costal exostoses: case series and review of literature. Assefa D, Murphy RC, Bergman K, Atlas AB. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011

Attenuated interleukin-8/leukocyte immunoresponse in preterm infants compared with term infants hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a pilot study.  Assefa D, Amin N, Dozor AJ, Parton LA.Hum Immunol. 2011 

Use of decubitus radiographs in the diagnosis of foreign body aspiration in young children. Assefa D, Amin N, Stringel G, Dozor AJ. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 

Effect of deep inspiration on airway caliber in children with asthma.  Assefa D, Amin N, Dozor AJ.Pediatr Pulmonol. 2004

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Assefa is very patient with our family. He always explains the whole problem and offers guidance on caring for of our children. He communicates well and makes our children feel very comfortable. We're very happy with Dr. Assefa!"

"We want to thank Dr. Assefa for his care and managing our son's condition. We got a lot of great options to help manage his care at home and hopefully avoid some ER visits. We are thankful for how thorough he was, for his over-the-counter suggestions, and coming up with a good care plan for my son. Thank you for all your time. All your staff was wonderful."

"Dr. Assefa was very knowledgeable and helpful with our son. He gave us new insight and offered suggestions that we have been seeking for weeks. We are hopeful his medical plan will help our son heal quickly. Thank you!"