There are two pediatricians in our practice – Robin Madden, M.D. Ph.D. and Ben Gitterman, M.D. You may choose either one 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. Cohen has retired…