Physicians and Staff

PHYSICIANS

Maria Acosta, MD (Camp New Friends) Child Neurology, Children’s National Health System, Interest: Neurofibromatosis

Charles Berul, MD (Camp Heartbeat) Division Chief, Cardiology, Children’s National Health System

Kristin Burns, MD (Camp Heartbeat) Cardiology, Children’s National Health System

Russell Cross, MD (Camp Heartbeat) Cardiology, Children’s National Health System

Deepika Darbari, MD (Super Campers Always) Hematologist, Children’s National Health System

Marc DiFazio, MD (Camp Connect) Child Neurology, Children’s National Health System

Kofi Essel, MD (Healthy Habits Family Camp) Pediatrics, Children’s National Health System, Interest: Childhood Obesity

Sally Evans, MD (Camp Take Hold) Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Children’s National Health System

Anne Greene, MD (Camp Heartbeat) Cardiology, Children’s National Health System

Amy Kao, MD (Camp Super Smile) Child Neurology, Children’s National Health System, Specialty: Epilepsy

Bennett Louis Lavenstein, MD (Camp Connect) Pediatric Neurology, Children’s National Health System, Director, Movement Disorders Program

Emily Meier, MD (Super Campers Always) Hematology, Children’s National Health System, Director, Sickle Cell Disease Program

Otilia Neacsu, MD (Camp Take Charge) Pediatric endocrinologist, Inova

Folasade Ogunlesi, MD (Super Campers Always) Pulmonologist, Children’s National Health System

Roger Joseph Packer, MD (Camp New Friends) Chairman, Department of Neurology, Children’s National Health System, Executive Director, Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine; Chairman, Brainy Camps Association Board of Directors

Joseph Scafidi, MD (Camp Great Rock) Neurophysiologist, Children’s National Health System

Tammy Tsuchida, MD (Camps Connect & Great Rock) Neurophysiologist, Children’s National Health System

Sinan Turnacioglu, MD (Camp Super Smile) Neurodevelopmental and Neurogenetic Specialist, Children’s National Health System

Steven L. Weinstein, MD (Camp Great Rock) Child Neurology, Children’s National Health System, Specialty:  Epilepsy

Kaleb Yohay, MD (Camp New Friends) Child Neurology, New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Specialty: Neurofibromatosis

STAFF

Sandra Cushner Weinstein, PT, LCSW-C Director of Services and Camps, Department of Neurology, Children’s National Health System, Director, Brainy Camps

Susan Mehlman, Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Children’s National Health System, Psychologist, Assistant Director, Brainy Camps