Howard J. Bennett, MD, FAAP Dr. Howard Bennett

Dr. Bennett spent the first ten years of his professional career in academic medicine, teaching and practicing primary care pediatrics. He was the director of pediatric education during his academic tenure and received the first Outstanding Teacher Award given in his department.

Education and Training

Dr. Bennett attended The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center. He joined Chevy Chase Pediatrics in 1991, but has continued his academic affiliations. He is currently a clinical professor of pediatrics at GW.

Affiliations and Recognition

Dr. Bennett has been regularly listed as a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian magazine. He was an Expert Pediatric Advisor for from 2005 to 2007 and has contributed to Q&A columns for Parents Magazine and Contemporary Pediatrics. He is the pediatric consultant for NCRC and the Concord Hill School.

Personal Website

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Dr. Bennett recently launched his own website, The site is loaded with medical information for parents, KidsPost and Jack & Jill columns for kids, and Lego pictures for everyone!

Books and Publications

Dr. Bennett is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post's "KidsPost." His "Ever Wonder" columns appear in Sunday Style. He is also the author of the following books:

The Case of the Wet Bed
The Case ofthe Wet Bed (Magination Press, 2011)
Harry Goes to the Hospital
Harry Goes to the Hospital (Magination Press, 2008)
It Hurts When I Poop
It Hurts When I Poop (Magination Press, 2007)
Lions Aren't Scared of Shots
Lions Aren’t Scared of Shots (Magination Press, 2006)
Waking Up Dry
Waking Up Dry (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005)
The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches
The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches (Magination Press, 2012)

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