Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology


When your newborn or child needs specialized gynecologic care, our doctors in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center have knowledge and compassion focused on both of you. We are dedicated to providing quality reproductive health care to patients from infancy to age 21.

The team is led by Program Director Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD. She is a nationally recognized leader in surgical and medical treatment of gynecologic abnormalities in children. Even newborns and small children with congenital anomalies (conditions present at birth) can be returned to normal growth and development with specialized care and procedures. Dr. Gomez-Lobo is a board member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, is a recognized "Best Doctor" and serves as the director of medical student education for Ob/Gyn at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Pediatric Gynecologic Conditions Treated

  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Condyloma
  • Contraception for patients with complex medical conditions
  • Delayed puberty
  • Hymenal septum
  • Imperforate hymen
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Menstrual abnormalities
  • Obstructed uterine horn
  • Ovarian tubal torsion
  • Precocious puberty
  • Pediatric vulvovaginitis
  • Pelvic masses
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pre-pubertal vaginal bleeding
  • Turner’s syndrome
  • Uterine inversion
  • Vulvar cysts and abnormalities
  • Vaginal agenesis
  • Vater syndrome
  • Vaginal and uterine sarcoma
  • Vaginal septum

Oncofertility Program (and ovarian cryopreservation)

The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology program offers the opportunity for counseling regarding fertility preservation for girls who may undergo treatment that is toxic to their ovaries. We participate with the National Physician's Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium in offering the only Institutional Research Board approved protocol in the Washington, DC area for ovarian tissue freezing for fertility preservation in young girls. For more information or an appointment, call 202-877-4099.

Areas of Research

Current areas of research include:

  • Different surgical techniques for the management of ovarian masses and cysts
  • HPV vaccine and transplant recipients
  • Immunity of the young cervix
  • IUD use in adolescents
  • PCOS


MedStar Washington Hospital Center
106 Irving Street, NW, Suite 4700
Washington, D.C., 20010.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Pasquerilla Health Care Center (PHC), Pediatrics Department
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C., 20007

Our Fellows

  • Maggie Dwiggins, MD
  • Shashwati Pradhan, MD