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Dr. Sirlin's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Sirlin "Dr. Sirlin, a native of New York City, has been in the practice of pediatric gastroenterology since 1985. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude with Honors in Biology, from Amherst College in 1976. He received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Bela Schick Prize in Pediatrics and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in his junior year. After an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Sirlin completed a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 1985. He practiced Pediatric Gastroenterology in Miami, Florida from 1985 to 1993, at both Miami Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital of Miami. In 1993, he started the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Sirlin relocated to the Washington DC area in 2000, initially serving as Director of Investigational Procedures at Children's National Medical Center. He has been in practice in northern Virginia since 2002 and is proud to have been named by Washingtonian Magazine one of the "Top Doctors in the Washington DC Area" in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Dr. Sirlin's approach to patient care was cited in the Health & Science Section of the Washington Post on March 18, 2014 ("What was making her son so sick? A doctor is frustrated by the diagnostic process."). He was also named as one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Doctors in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Though Dr. Sirlin is interested in all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology, his special affinity is for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, partially because Crohn's Disease was first described at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where he trained. Dr. Sirlin has been married for over 25 years and has two sons."
This content was provided by Dr. Sirlin "Our solo practice is a small, personalized, caring, friendly alternative to large multi-provider pediatric gastroenterology practices. All outpatients are seen in one office. New patients (younger than 22 years) are given one hour appointments and follow-up patients are given half hour appointments. Dr. Sirlin performs all procedures, which normally can be scheduled within a three week period. Results of laboratory, radiologic and pathology reports are relayed to families promptly. Our staff becomes familiar with patients and their families so that it is hoped that no one feels they are part of a system in which waiting time for appointments, returned phone calls, or prescription refills is unreasonable. Written reports regarding each patient visit are forwarded to referring doctors. A copy of this report is also sent to the child's family. Dr. Sirlin and one of the office staff speak fluent Spanish."