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Raquel Langdon, MD

Service: Neurology
Pediatric Neurology
Board Certifications:
Board Certified - Pediatric Neurology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Pediatric headache, migraine, concussion

Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology:  Children's National (2015)
Residency: Children's National, Pediatrics (2012)
Internship: Children's National, Pediatrics (2011)
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate: Boston College (2005)

Awards & Recognition:

Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine (2022, 2023)
Top Doctors, Washingtonian (2022)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

DiFazio M, Silverberg ND, Kirkwood MW, Bernier R, Iverson GL. Prolonged Activity Restriction After Concussion: Are We Worsening Outcomes? Clin Pediatr. 2015 Jun 29. pii: 0009922815589914. [Epub ahead of print]

Langdon R, DiSabella MT. Pediatric Headache: An Overview. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2017 Mar;47(3):44-65. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2017.01.002.

DiSabella M, Langdon R. Pediatric Headache Disorders. In: Samuels M, editor. Scientific American neurology [online]. Hamilton (ON): Decker Intellectual Properties; April 2017. DOI: 10.2310/7900.6710. 

Strelzik J, Langdon R. The Role of Active Recovery and "Rest" After Concussion. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Apr 1;46(4):e139-e144. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20170320-02.

Langdon R, Taraman S. Posttraumatic Headache. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Feb 1;47(2):e61-e68. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20180131-01.

Kelly M, Strelzik J, Langdon R, DiSabella M. Pediatric headache: overview. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018 Dec;30(6):748-754. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000688.

Pearson R, Levyim D, Choe M, Taraman S, Langdon R. Survey of Child Neurologists on Management of Pediatric Post-traumatic Headache. J Child Neurol. 2019 Jun 24:883073819856837. doi: 10.1177/0883073819856837. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31232148. 

Langdon R, Cameron M, Strelzik J, DiSabella M.  Pediatric Screen Exposure and Headache Disability. Headache. 2019; 59 (Supp 1): 75
Pierce E, Cameron M, Furda M, McClintock W, Strelzik J, Langdon R, DiSabella M.  New Daily Persistent Headaches in a Pediatric Population. Headache. 2019; 59 (Supp 1):191.

Langdon R, DiSabella M, Strelzik J, Fletcher A. Pediatric Migraine and Academics. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2020 Jun 11;24(8):40. doi: 10.1007/s11916-020-00869-5.

Strong E, Pierce EL, Langdon R, Strelzik J, McClintock W, Cameron M, Furda M, DiSabella M. New Daily Persistent Headache in a Pediatric Population. J Child Neurol. 2021 May 28:8830738211004514. doi: 10.1177/08830738211004514. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34048280.

Pierce EL, Mandel AA, Strelzik JA, Langdon RL, McClintock WM, Cameron MW, McCracken EE, DiSabella MT. Natural History of Abortive Medication Withdrawal in the Management of Pediatric Medication Overuse Headache. Pain Med. 2022 Feb 15;pnac024. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnac024. Online ahead of print.

DiSabella M, Pierce E, McCracken E, Ratnaseelan A, Vilardo L, Borner K, Langdon R, Fletcher AA. 
Pediatric Headache Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Child Neurol. 2022 Oct;37(10-11):871-881. doi: 10.1177/08830738221114240. Epub 2022 Aug 24. PMID: 36000303 

Langdon R, Mandel A, Cameron M, Pierce E, McCracken E, Strelzik J, McClintock W, Bost J, DiSabella M. Pediatric screen exposure and school related headache disability. Cephalalgia. 2022 Nov;42(13):1349-1358. doi: 10.1177/03331024221113468. Epub 2022 Jul 18. PMID: 35850550

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Langdon could not have been any nicer or better with our kids. We feel extremely lucky to have her as our kid’s doctor. She really is the best and we're very grateful. Thank you!"

"Dr. Langdon is very, very patient. She listened and she has good ideas. She's thorough. She's helpful. We just appreciate her so much."

"Dr. Langdon is extremely thorough. She knows the most innovative techniques with migraines and overall is just a pleasure to work with."

How to schedule an appointment with Dr. Langdon: 
A dedicated Headache Program coordinator is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday to schedule urgent headache appointments. The program coordinator can be reached by calling 202-476-HEAD (4323) or by emailing

Children's National/Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Headache Program
Follow up Appointments or Authorizations:
Headache Coordinator: Jessica Keats
Phone: 202-476-HEAD (4323)
Fax: 410-266-0943

Questions about headache management, school forms, and other clinical concerns:
Headache Nurse: Priscilla Smith
Phone: 202-476-2120
Fax: 202-476-2864

Service: Neurology
Where did you grow up?
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have had the privilege of studying medicine in Washington, DC since I first moved here for medical school in 2006. I began practicing in the area in 2010 during residency. I love the diversity of the patient population and being a part of the passionate scientific/medical community here.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Spending time with family and friends, travel, ballet, yoga, and barre.