Our Program Chair

Michael Donnelly

Michael J. Donnelly, MD, FACP, FAAP

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
The Philip Calcagno/Jeane and James Dixon Chair in Pediatrics, Georgetown University
Pediatrician-in-Chief, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Undergrad: Duke University
Med school: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson
Residency: Mount Sinai, NY – Med/Peds

Fun Facts: I coach my daughters basketball team and do a few triathlons every year.

Our Program Director

Kirsten Hawkins

Kirsten B. Hawkins, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Residency Program

Dr. Kirsten Hawkins, MD, MPH, FAAP is an adolescent medicine specialist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is Chief of the Section of Adolescent Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Hawkins joined the Georgetown in 2007 and soon became active in medical school admissions and both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She served as the associate clerkship director for over three years before becoming the program director for the pediatric residency program in July 2014. Dr. Hawkins completed her pediatric training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and then went on to specialty training in adolescent medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She has her Master’s in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services where she concentrated in Maternal Child Health. She received her medical degree at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and her undergraduate degree in history from Tulane University. Dr. Hawkins serves as the chair of the Adolescent Medicine Section of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics where she is a member of the committee on Adolescent Health and Council on Communications and Media and has presented at the National Conference & Exhibition. Additionally; she is an active member of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, both nationally and locally. She is a past president of the Chesapeake Regional Chapter of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She is the co-chair of the special interest group on Electronic Health Records. Dr. Hawkins’ research interests are in adolescent confidentiality and consent, teaching communication skills, cancer prevention, and transition of care. Dr. Hawkins and her husband, a dentist in solo practice, live in Washington, DC with their two daughters, Sofia and Elena. Dr. Hawkins is often seen biking between the hospital and the Tenleytown clinic office. On free weekends she might be spotted kayaking on the Potomac River or heading to the closest ski slope with her ski racing daughters. Dr. Hawkins is an active advocate for the youth of DC, testifying at DC Council on subjects ranging from school nursing staffing to concussion awareness.

Our Associate Program Directors

Elizabeth Chawla

Dr. Elizabeth Chawla

Elizabeth Chawla, MD, FAAP is a primary care pediatrician at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Pediatrics clinic. She is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Chawla has been a part of the Georgetown family for many years, first as a medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, then as a resident in pediatrics, then as the Chief Resident of Pediatrics, and finally as an attending physician in the department. She has always enjoyed teaching and working with the residents, and loves being an Associate Program Director! Dr. Chawla primarily works in the outpatient clinic, overseeing the residents’ continuity clinic curriculum and as course director for our Ambulatory Rotation. Her primary clinical interests are in primary care and pediatric preventive medicine, breastfeeding, and integration of mental and behavioral health into the primary care setting. She is also the co-director of our Integrated Mental Health clinic in the pediatric outpatient clinic, and has presented locally, regionally, and nationally about our innovative program. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), and has recently been named the Vice Chair of the APPD’s Mental and Behavioral Health Learning Community. Dr. Chawla and her husband live in Maryland with their two children, Abhishek and Surina. In her free time, she loves singing in the car, baking, party planning and other crafty things.

Mary Jane Reen

Dr. Mary Jane Reen

Dr. Mary Jane Reen, MD FAAP is both a pediatric hospitalist and a primary care pediatrician at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She is an associate professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Reen's love of Georgetown dates back to 2007 when she started as an undergraduate. She stayed for medical school, graduating in 2015, and residency, graduating in 2018. Dr. Reen completed a chief residency year before joining the faculty in 2019. She has thoroughly enjoyed involvement in medical education through both the school of medicine and the residency program. Dr. Reen was very excited to join the residency leadership team as Associate Program Director in 2023. Dr. Reen lives in Washington, DC with her husband, son, and rambunctious pup. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, exploring different restaurants in the area, and cheering for the Georgetown Hoyas.

Information about all of our divisions and attending physicians are available through the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital website found here.