The Teen and Young Adult Care Center
Dr. Paul Peebles
Founder of the PCC, Dr. Peebles is a husband, father, grandfather, and an author of parenting books. He is now retired.
Dr. James Mattey
Dr. Mattey graduated cum laude from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Biochemistry. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His pediatric residency was completed at The Children's National Medical Center. Following residency, he spent an additional two years in Allergy and Immunology fellowship training at Children's. Dr. Mattey joined the Pediatric Care Center in 1988.
Dr. Mattey is especially interested in childhood food allergy and asthma. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, he is actively involved in several pediatric and allergy, asthma and immunology societies, both locally and nationally. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine, he teaches residents and fellows in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Mattey is the Director of the Pediatric Care Center.
Dr. Paul Weiner
Dr. Weiner attended the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Microbiology. After receiving his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, he went on to complete his pediatric residency at The Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C,, and served as Chief Resident the following year. Dr. Weiner joined the Pediatric Care Center in 1989.
Dr. Weiner is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. An active member of the local pediatric community he has served as the president of the Montgomery-Prince George's Pediatric Society and the Medical Advisory Board of the Treatment and Learning Center in Rockville. He has also served on committees at Children's National Medical Center, Holy Cross Hospital and Suburban Hospital. Dr. Weiner is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics on the faculty of The George Washington University School of Medicine. He is also on the teaching faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He continues to be actively involved in training medical students and residents in pediatrics. Dr. Weiner is the Assistant Director of the Pediatric Care Center.
Dr. Dana Kornfeld
Dr. Kornfeld graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College and received her M. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her pediatric residency at The Children’s National Medical Center and was selected to be Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Dr. Kornfeld continued her training at Children’s with a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, followed by a year on the faculty serving as an inpatient physician. She joined our practice in 1996.
Dr. Kornfeld has a special interest in helping adolescents and their families thrive as they navigate the emotional and physical transitions of this time of life. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington School of Medicine where she continues to teach pediatric medical students and residents. She is the past president (2009-2011) of the Montgomery-Prince George’s Pediatric Society. Dr. Kornfeld is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and the specialty of Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Sussmann graduated with honors from Brown University and received her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed Harvard's combined residency program in pediatrics and adult internal medicine at Children's Hospital of Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sussmann co-founded the Sharewood Clinic, a free medical clinic for Boston's un- and under-insured populations.
Dr. Sussmann received the Children's Hospital of Boston award for excellence in clinical teaching, the New England Pediatric Society Prize and the Tufts Medical School Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service. Dr. Sussmann is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She joined our practice in 2003.
Dr. Apple Sussmann
Dr. Virginia Grace Cohen
Dr. Cohen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her medical degree with honors from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston, where she developed an interest in infant development, breastfeeding advocacy and adolescent health.
Dr. Cohen is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. After working as a Hospitalist Attending at Children's Hospital Boston and more recently at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C., Dr. Cohen joined the Pediatric Care Center in the summer of 2009.
Dr. Karin Belsito
Dr. Belsito received her undergraduate degree from The College of the Holy Cross then attended both The University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine, receiving her D.M.D. in 1994 and her M.D. in 1996. Following this, she spent a year at The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at The Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore), where she directed a clinical research trial for children with autism. Dr. Belsito received her pediatric training at Duke University Medical Center, followed by subspecialty pediatric training in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Johns Hopkins University and The Kennedy Krieger Institute, completing her training in 2003. She worked from 2003-2007 at The University of Florida Hospitals, where she was a faculty member in the department of Pediatrics and the division of Developmental Pediatrics. While in Florida, she served as the medical director for the Early Intervention Program (Early Steps) of Northeast Florida, and as the medical director for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, a residential school for children with visual and hearing impairments in St. Augustine.
Dr. Belsito returned to Johns Hopkins University and The Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2008 and is currently an associate medical staff member at the institute. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both General Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, a subspecialty that is also jointly recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is experienced in identifying, assessing, and treating children with developmental and behavioral disorders, including ADHD, language and motor delays, genetic disorders, and autism.
Dr. Belsito is available for general pediatric, adolescent and young adult care as well as for consultation in her area of specialty.