Dr. Avneet K. Bawa attended Hanover College in Indiana. She graduated from medical school at Indiana University (I.U.) in 1986, and then completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine at Kosair Children's Hospital in 1989. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.). She was in private practice in Leesburg, VA for one year before moving to Maryland. She worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital as a Pediatric Hospitalist, and served as Pediatric Department Chair from 2010-2012. She has an assistant professorship at Howard University and George Washington University. Dr. Bawa established Potomac Valley Pediatrics in June, 1991. Over the last 25 years, she has become a pillar of the local pediatric medical community, advocating for children and families within the medical system. Having taken care of many premies and NICU graduates over the years, she has acquired an interest in monitoring development of these children and other special needs children. Over time she has also become interested in culturally-sensitive Complementary and Alternative Medicine and is working to increase her knowledge in this field. She is also a member of Lady Docs, a local women-in-medicine group.
Dr. Caitlin Zaner joined Potomac Valley Pediatrics in July 2015. She completed undergraduate education at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, with a focus in Biology and Anthropology and thesis in The Cultural Interpretation of Sickness. She graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMDSOM) in 2011 and also completed her Pediatric Residency at University of Maryland in 2014. Prior to joining PVP, she completed a Chief Resident year, with responsibilities related to management of the Pediatric Residency Program and medical student clinical rotations in Pediatrics. During this time she worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist as well as Primary Care Physician. She continues to work with medical students as a UMDSOM community preceptor. Dr. Zaner is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P). Additionally, she has many research publications in which she has contributed to medicine. Dr. Zaner has a special interest in peditric mental health, as well as management of children with more complex medical conditions.
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Sara R. Drury joined Potomac Valley Pediatrics in February 2018. She completed her undergraduate education at DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. She attended Johns Hopkins University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014. She worked as an RN in the adolescent medical surgical unit at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children’s Center for 3 years while completing her Master’s program. She completed the JHU Masters Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Program in 2017. She is Board Certified thru the Pediatric Certification Board. We are thrilled to have Sara join the PVP team.