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Maria Peña, MD

English, Spanish
Board Certifications:
National Board of Medicine and American Board of Otolaryngology
Undergraduate: New, College, Honors College University of South Florida (1983)
Undergraduate: University of Florida, Gainesville Florida (1985)
Medical School: Wayne State Medical School, Detroit Michigan (1991)
Residency: Surgery Dept. of Surgery, State University of NY at Buffalo (1992)
Residency: Surgery Dept. of Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Pontiac Michigan (1993)
Residency: Dept of Otolaryngology State University of NY at Buffalo (1996)
Awards & Recognition:
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award (2010)
Vice Presidential Poster Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology (2008)
Recognition from National Association of Professional Asian American Women for Outstanding Commitment and Dedication in Providing Medical Assistance to International Children (2002)
Annual Resident Research Day 1st place award Ste University of NY (1996)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Li L, Lin C, Peña M, Challa, C.  Trigeminocardiac reflex in pediatric adenotonsillectomy: a report of two cases with literature review. Laryyngoscope, May 2019; 00:1-3.  PMID: 31046147

Reilly R, Kim A, Peña M, Doug T, Rossi C, Murnick J, Choi S. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the head and neck in children, review and update. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, Sept  2015;79(9):1477-83. PMID 26231745

Wu X, Mimms R, Banigan M, Lee M, Elkis V, Peters-Hall J, Mubeen H, Joselow A, Peña M, Rose MC. Development of glandular models from human nasal progenitor cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, May 2015; 52(5):535-42. PMID: 25412193

Peña M, Preciado D, Orestes M, Choi S.  Orbital complications of acute sinusitis: changes in the post-pneumococcal vaccine era.  JAMA - Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, March 2013; 139(3): 223-7. PMID: 23429877

Brietzke S, Shin J, Choi S, Lee J, Parikh S, Peña M, Prager J, Ramadan H, Veling M, Corrigan M, Rosenfeld R. Clinical Consensus Statement: Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Oct 2015;151(4); 542-53.  PMID: 25274375

Where did you grow up?
Chicago and Detroit
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
Enjoy helping others, especially children who have otolaryngologic problems.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
Since 1998! I like my great colleagues, wonderful patients and families, and the beautiful location.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer with my Church and animal shelters.