Amin J. Barakat, M.D., F.A.A.P. graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and received pediatric training at AUB, Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Barakat has held academic teaching positions at AUB, Vanderbilt and Georgetown universities. Currently, he is in full-time pediatric practice and holds the position of Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at GUMC. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and is listed as one of the top doctors by Washingtonian magazine, Best Doctors in America and Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians. He is also listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care. He has authored many scientific papers, chapters and books. Dr. Barakat has three children and he lives with his wife in Vienna, Virginia.