Samantha Ahdoot, MD
Dr. Ahdoot joined PAA in 2003 and has been Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 2002. She is an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at University of Virginia School of Medicine and enjoys teaching medical students in our office. Dr. Ahdoot served as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics of Inova Alexandria Hospital, and has been recognized in multiple editions of the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine's Best Doctors magazines.
Dr Ahdoot has a special interest in environmental health. She is a Board Member of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where she serves as Environmental Health Champion, and was elected to the Executive Committee of the national AAP’s Council on Environmental Health. She was lead author of the AAP Policy Statement on Climate Change and Children’s Health published in 2015. She is also Chair and Cofounder of Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.
Dr. Ahdoot is an active member of the Alexandria community. She served on the City's Early Childhood and Environmental Policy Commissions. In 2011 she received the City of Alexandria’s Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award for her work creating an elementary school environmental program and community garden within the City of Alexandria.
Growing up in New York City, she attended the Dalton School and Juilliard Pre-College for trumpet. Dr. Ahdoot earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University, CT in 1991, her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1999, and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Tufts University in Boston in 2002. She and her husband, Kenneth have two children who are themselves second generation PAA patients.