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Howard J. Bennett, MD, FAAP

Head shot of Dr. Howard Bennett PediatricianDr. 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 iParenting.com 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


Dr. Bennett recently launched his own website, www.howardjbennett.com. 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:

Waking Up Dry 2nd Edition

Published by American Academy of Pediatricians, 2015

The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches

Published by Magination Press, 2012

The Case of the Wet Bed

Published by Magination Press, 2011

Harry Goes to the Hospital

Published by Magination Press, 2008

It Hurts When I Poop

Published by Magination Press, 2007

Lions Aren’t Scared of Shots

Published by Magination Press, 2006
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