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 28.5 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.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kristen C. Johnston, MSN, CPNP joined Potomac Valley Pediatrics in September 2019. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland and became a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She had obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has worked as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Georgetown University Hospital in Hematology/Oncology in the past. She comes to Potomac Valley Pediatrics with over 25 years of experience in General Pediatrics. Kristen is certainly an asset to the practice!
Dr. Singh did her medical schooling from Lady Hardinge Medical college, New Delhi, India. She completed her pediatric residency at Brookdale University Hospital, New York. She is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has vast experience being in pediatric practice for more than 15 years. She has worked as a pediatric ER attending, at urgent care center and in outpatient pediatrics. She always wanted to be a pediatrician growing up because of her tremendous passion and fondness for kids. She loves to make a child laugh and smile during the visit. She enjoys guiding children and their families towards healthy living and well being from birth through their teenage years. She is dedicated to performing quality, compassionate and evidence based care. Her areas of interest include promoting and supporting breastfeeding, dermatology and preventive medicine. She resides in North Potomac with her husband, who is also a physician and has two daughters. Besides being a pediatrician, she enjoys swimming, yoga and long walks. She joins Potomac Valley Pediatrics in June 2020.
Lucy Yang, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant who joined Potomac Valley Pediatrics in July 2020. She received her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her master's degree from the George Washington University Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She completed her pediatrics rotations at Maryland Children Health Center and Children's National Medical Center. She loves being able to care for the physical, mental and developmental wellbeing of children and adolescents, and discovering who they grow up to be! Outside of pediatrics, Lucy enjoys being outdoors, playing volleyball and photography.