Ellie Sepehri, M.D.
Dr. Ellie Sepehri, the newest addition to the Spring Valley Pediatrics team, is a Potomac, Maryland native returning to the DC area. Dr. Sepehri is a Winston Churchill High School Bulldog and a University of Maryland Terrapin. She received her Bachelor’s degree at University of Maryland- College Park in cell biology and was a Phi Beta Kappa recipient upon graduation. She obtained her Master’s and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Eastern Virginia Medical School in the beautiful waterside Hampton Roads area.
At Eastern Virginia, Dr. Sepehri was a recipient of the Arnold P. Gold research award for her scholarly and community efforts in the Tidewater Autism community. She is also a two-time recipient of the Mann T. Lowery Humanitarianism in Medicine award for her volunteer work with special needs children.
Dr. Sepehri then went on to pursue her Pediatric Residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore where she focused greatly on developmental pediatrics, spearheading a project to conduct developmental consults at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her medical passion is in pediatric behavior and development, with special emphasis on temper tantrums, teaching formal positive parenting skills/classes, developmental delays, and working with a multi-disciplinary team to maximize each child’s full developmental potential.
Dr. Sepehri is married and has a sprightly young son and a vibrant 4.5lbs Maltipoo named Bodhi. You can catch Dr. Sepehri designing elaborate rooftop gardens, miniature dollhouse collecting, and playing trains with her son in her spare time. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and Spanish. Dr. Sepehri is delighted to be joining the Spring Valley Pediatrics team and serving as a healthcare advocate and champion for the children of metropolitan DC.