There are three pediatricians in our practice – Robin Madden, M.D. Ph.D., Ben Gitterman, M.D. and Peggy Toole, M.D. You may choose either of our pediatricians, and after selecting a doctor, all appointments will be with that physician unless he/she is not in or you choose to switch to another physician in the group.

Dr. Robin Madden
Dr. Robin Madden

*Robin Madden, M.D. Ph.D, F.A.A.P, . has been with Discovery Pediatrics since 1994.  She is a graduate of University of Maryland where she received a Ph.D. in Clinical Community Psychology,  and George Washington University Medical School where she received her M.D.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics,  and serves on the American Board of Pediatrics helping to prepare testing for certifying pediatricians and maintenance of certification.

She has severed several leadership positions at Holy Cross Hospital,  including Chair of the Department of Pediatrics,  President of the Hospital Medical Staff,  and serving as a Board of Trustees for the Holy Cross Health Network.  She has been a “Top Doc”  multiple times.  

She is married to another Pediatrician,  and has two children,  one is an Emergency Medicine resident in NY,  and the other works in the film industry in Los Angeles.  Her favorite things to do outside of work include reading and travel.

Dr. Ben Gitterman
Dr. Ben Gitterman

*Benjamin Gitterman MD is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center. He is a full time Board Certified practicing Pediatrician in Silver Spring, Maryland and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been with Discovery Pediatrics since 2000.

He has major interests in Pediatric Primary Care and Community Pediatrics. He has been the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Holy Cross Hospital and was the Chair of the National Council on Community Pediatrics for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also works actively in the field of Pediatric Environmental Health, and has founded and co-directed the Pediatric Environment Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) a federally funded regional center.

 He has received numerous awards, including the Residency Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and has been been noted as a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian magazine.

He continues to do Volunteer Work internationally with Operation Smile and was noted as Volunteer Pediatrician of the Year in 2018.

He cares for a wide range of patients, from birth to post college age, and sees ranging from healthy well to very high complexity needs.  He speaks multiple languages and sees patients in English Spanish and French, caring for a diverse patient population.

*Dr. Peggy Toole-Rollins was raised in Texas with her three sisters. At an early age she became especially interested in the sciences during middle school, and in high school she discovered her passion for medicine with the help of her various teachers.

Dr. Toole-Rollins completed medical school at Meharry Medical College, where she met her future husband, Allman. While in medical school, she was involved in congenital heart disease research and subsequently found her way into pediatrics. She completed pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in 2017, and in that same year she was married to Allman.

 Dr. Toole-Rollins practiced general pediatrics in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas for 4 years before relocating to the DMV area. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and family, hiking with their dog, Cujo, and baking. She is excited to join the Discovery Pediatrics family.

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