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Pediatric Care Center

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Dr. Peebles is Retiring

After over 30 years working as a pediatrician and director of the Pediatric Care Center in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Paul Peebles retired on June 14, 2017.

Dr. Peebles founded the practice in 1985. “I decided to start the practice with the goal of offering really comprehensive pediatric care to a community that would really appreciate it,” Dr. Peebles says.


Dr. Peebles received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and completed his pediatric internship at University Hospitals (Cleveland) where his preceptor was Dr. Benjamin Spock. He fulfilled his residency at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Boston), training with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton. He is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with a special interest in Behavioral Pediatrics.


Dr. Peebles served as a Clinical Associate, Staff Associate, and Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health, and performed additional research at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm) and at Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He has been on the faculties of Harvard University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Georgetown University’s School of Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center of George Washington University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Peebles belongs to eight professional societies, including the prestigious Society for Pediatric Research. Dr. Peebles is a writer-scientist with many publications including articles with primary authorship published in Nature and Science. In Washingtonian magazine, his peers have elected him as “one of the area’s leading primary care physicians.”  

The Pediatric Care Center has expanded over the years, now with six other physicians who will continue the practice after Dr. Peebles leaves. “We’re not just looking in ears, but also the psychology, of our patients. We have always remained devoted to the service of kids and their parents,” Dr. Peebles says.


Although Dr. Peebles will no longer be actively practicing, he will continue with his extensive writing on pediatric issues and parenting, spending quality time with his family, playing tennis and enjoying life to the fullest both here and in Sweden. His incredible personality and warm smile will be missed by all but we are certain that he will not be a stranger to the practice. We wish him all the best that life has to offer! 

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