Elaine Trogdon, MD


          Director, LEAN Program

Specialty in ADHD, Functional Medicine, Childhood Obesity


Dr. Trogdon is a general pediatrician with an integrative medicine approach to healing.  She is interested in all general pediatric problems, particularly obesity, poor nutrition, asthma, allergies, GI disorders, headaches, behavior issues and ADHD.  She uses her Western medicine training to lay the foundation for a broader, more integrative approach to these problems in order to promote the best possible health for the child.

“I believe that the best way to optimize a child’s well-being is by evaluating that child in the broader context of his or her physical, social, psychological, and emotional health.  This must be done with the physician, child and family working together in a partnership toward the shared goal of optimal health.  With this as my foundation for patient care, I work to combine the best possible treatment approaches from both traditional western medicine and complementary therapies, based on the patient’s unique characteristics and needs.”

Dr. Trogdon received her M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia and completed her Pediatric internship and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Her work experiences have included inner city and multi-national clinics as well as private practice.  Her annual medical missions to an impoverished village in Jamaica have significantly broadened her experience as a pediatrician. 

Prior to beginning medical school, Dr. Trogdon worked at the Georgetown University’s Department of Psychiatry Family Center under the direction of Murray Bowen, M.D., family psychiatrist and therapist.  She participated in the post-graduate training program in Family Theory and Therapy, and was part of the Family Center’s Biofeedback Program, using biofeedback training in working with individuals with stress-related physical disorders. 

Dr. Trogdon is board-certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.