Weissman_M_001Mark I. Weissman, MD, FAAP

DC Partnership to Improve Children’s Healthcare Quality (DC PICHQ)

Contact Information:
E-mail: mweissma@childrensnational.org

Dr. Mark Weissman is Chief of General Pediatrics & Community Health at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He directs primary care services as Vice President of its Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health. Through hospital-based and community health centers and its mobile health program, Children’s National is the largest primary care provider for underserved children in the District of Columbia. A practicing primary care pediatrician for over 35 years, Dr. Weissman has been recognized for clinical excellence by Washingtonian magazine, Washington Consumer Checkbook & local medical societies. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University. Dr. Weissman also serves as Vice President & Executive Director for Children’s National Health Network (CNHN)- linking almost 1400 affiliated community-based pediatricians in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. He is a nationally-recognized expert in coding & reimbursement and clinical quality improvement. Dr. Weissman established the DC Partnership to Improve Children’s Healthcare Quality (DC PICHQ)- which leads collaborative clinical quality improvement initiatives in the District of Columbia region.


Residency Program, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center (1978)
MD, Jefferson Medical College (1975)
BS, Pennsylvania State University (1973)

Research & Publications

Feasibility of a virtual learning collaborative to implement an obesity QI project in 29 pediatric practices.
John T, Morton M, Weissman M, O'Brien E, Hamburger E, Hancock Y, Moon RY.
Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Apr;26(2):205-13. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzu012. Epub 2014 Feb 11.

The national improvement partnership network: state-based partnerships that improve primary care quality.
Shaw JS, Norlin C, Gillespie RJ, Weissman M, McGrath J.
Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6 Suppl):S84-94. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.04.001. Review.

Improving the quality of immunization delivery to an at-risk population: a comprehensive approach.
Fu LY, Weissman M, McLaren R, Thomas C, Campbell J, Mbafor J, Doshi U, Cora-Bramble D.
Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e496-503. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3610. Epub 2012 Jan 9

Penetrating glass injury to the sacral spine.
Anderson ER, Grant HI 3rd, Weissman M.
Clin Med Res. 2010 Jul;8(2):114-5. doi: 10.3121/cmr.2010.927

NICHQ 8th Annual forum
Quality Improvement Partnerships Improves Health Equity & Outcome for Children

NACHRI Annual Meeting
Community Health: the New Care Continuum

NACHRI Creating Connections Annual Spring Meeting
Children's Hospital Community QI Partnership Transforms Medicaid Outcomes

APHA Annual Meeting
Coming Together: Community Partnership Uses Data Registry to Improve Preventative Service delivery & Child Health Outcomes for Medicaid Children

6th Annual NICHQ Forum National Childrens Healthcare Quality
Putting It All Together: Transforming Medicaid EPSDT Performance Through Quality Improvement, IT & Pay-for-Performance

Grand Rounds Childrens National Medical Center Washington DC
Improving Community Health: To Oz and Beyond

10th CNHN Pediatric Practice Management Seminar
Quality Measures in Pediatrics: Positioning for Better Performance & Pay

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