about your providers

Mollie V. Anderson, RN, CPNP

Our nurse practitioner, Mollie V. Anderson, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond where she also completed her pediatric nurse practitioner program. Ms. Anderson is a licensed nurse practitioner by the Virginia Boards of Nursing and Medicine. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a Fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She has been a general pediatric provider and has over 20 years of pediatric pulmonary experience. Ms. Anderson worked with Dr. Edwin Lawrence Kendig Jr. and Dr. David A. Draper at the Medical College of Virginia Chest Clinic and Cystic Fibrosis Center for several years before joining Dr. Greg Elliott at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

J. Bryce Lothian, MD

Dr. J. Bryce Lothian received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Calgary. He completed his pediatric residency and pediatric respirology and critical care fellowship from Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University. Dr. Lothian is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Prior to moving to the United States, Dr. Lothian worked in Canada for ten years and spent a year in the United Kingdom, where he worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge) and at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh).

He is passionate about caring for his patients and helping them and their families to understand their condition so they can be more proactive in managing it. His medical interests include chronic respiratory diseases and the care of home-ventilated patients.

Dr. Lothian is married and has five children. He is involved in many of his children’s activities. His family loves to spend time outdoors and visit historical sites.

Dagne Assefa, MD, FAAP

Dr. Assefa earned his M.D. from Addis Ababa University, Gondor College of Medical Sciences, and his Dr. Med (dissertation) from the University of Leipzig, Magna cum laude. Dr. Assefa completed residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Leipzig (University of Leipzig, Germany), and Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Wayne State University), and was a chief resident in pediatrics at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College. In addition, Dr. Assefa completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at New York Medical College. Dr. Assefa is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine.

Dr. Assefa has over ten years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with lung diseases and sleep disorders. He provides comprehensive health care to address the unique medical needs of children with respiratory conditions and sleep problems. His special interests include pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary diseases related to prematurity, sleep disordered breathing and childhood insomnia.

Dr. Assefa has presented research papers in national and international meetings and has published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Chest physicians, and a member of the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America 2011-2014. He is fluent in Amharic and German.

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