Caroline Van Vleck, MD

A native Washingtonian, Dr. Van Vleck is a graduate of the National Cathedral School and Duke University, where she earned a B.S. in Zoology.   She attended Wake Forest University Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and The Children’ s National Medical Center.

Dr. Van Vleck is an American Board of Pediatrics certified pediatrician and has been practicing with Spring Valley Pediatrics since 1994. She took a one-year leave of absence to live abroad in Africa with her family and to volunteer at an orphanage in Koforidua, Ghana. She enjoys every aspect of general pediatrics and has an additional interest in travel medicine.

Dr. Van Vleck is active in the D.C. community.  She has served on the Children’s National Hospital Board since 2015 and joined the Board of Directors of Children’s National in 2020.  She has also recently joined the Board of Directors of the Hospital for Sick Children.  She is on the medical staff at Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital.  She is the physician consultant to The River School, Beauvoir, and the National Cathedral School.  Dr. Van Vleck is the former President of the Washington Clinic-Pathological Society and an emeritus member of the Osler Medical Society.  She has been recognized as one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for over twenty years.
Dr. Van Vleck lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.

Call in hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 – 9:00 am


"Dr. Van Vleck thinks ahead to help my daughters prepare for summer, for social dynamics, athletics, and other things that go along with their ages. She provides 360 degrees of care in a kind and respectful manner." -M.C.

"We love Spring Valley Pediatrics overall. We have always had great experiences and they are so willing to take the extra time with us every time we are sick. Our pediatrician, Dr. Caroline Van Vleck is the best pediatrician we have ever had. She cares for my children as if they were her own." -C.S.