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Debbie Cleveland, NP

English, Spanish
Service: Neurology
Board Certifications:
Pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Epilepsy, ADHD, autism, Tourette syndrome/tics, headaches

Post-Master's Nursing Certificate: Catholic University (2023)
Graduate: Georgetown University (2012)
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, Baltimore (2009)

Awards & Recognition:

Catholic University Newton-Bennett Nursing Scholarship (2022/2023)
Catholic University Elizabeth Hawkins Walsh Scholarship (2022/2023)
AHEC Community Service Scholarship Recipient (2011/2012)
Inova Health System scholars award recipient (2009)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

“Does the use of a diabetes electronic medical record template lead to improvement of screening for complications
of type 1 diabetes mellitus in the pediatric population?”
American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference (October 2016)

“Does creating a Hospital Medical Home improve primary care follow up among pediatric patients?”
Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention (November 2015)

“Does creating a Hospital Medical Home reduce hospitalizations among pediatric asthma patients?”
American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference (March 2014)

Service: Neurology
Where did you grow up?
Miami, Florida and Rockville, Maryland
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
When I entered nursing school, I always planned to become an advanced practice nurse in order to become more involved in the diagnosis and management of patients. I have always wanted to work with children and their families ever since I became a hospital volunteer in high school.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have been practicing as a nurse since 2010 and became an advanced practice nurse in 2013. I love being close to a big city and enjoying all it has to offer including world class museums and restaurants but also outdoor adventures such as Great Falls or Harper's Ferry.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Spending time with family at local sites such as the National Zoo or traveling to a beach location.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I am a Girl Scouts of America troop leader and volunteer with preschoolers at Sunday school.