MEET OUR PROVIDERS
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 at Children's Hospital Boston and more recently at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cohen joined the Pediatric Care Center in the summer of 2009. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington School of Medicine and teaches pediatric residents from CNMC.
MJ Dougherty, MS, FNP-C
MJ attended Georgetown University with a B.A. in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. She then graduated with honors from Georgetown University’s accelerated BSN program. Following nursing school, she worked as a registered nurse at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. on the hematology and oncology unit. MJ joined the Pediatric Care Center in 2017 as a nurse while completing her Nurse Practitioner Degree. MJ earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Georgetown University, where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She joined our provider team in 2020.
MJ is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She welcomes all patients for acute and primary care visits. She has a special interest in acute care, teen and adolescent medicine, and mental health.