Monica Pourrat, M.D., M.P.H., was born in Santiago, Chile, where she studied medicine at the Catholic University of Chile, graduating with honors. Before moving to the United States, she gained four years of experience working in primary care and pediatrics in Santiago, Chile. In the U.S., she completed her Pediatrics residency in the Children’s National Medical Center/Howard University Hospital program in Washington, D.C., graduating in 2004. She completed a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics/Pediatric Environmental Health at Children’s in 2006, along with a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University, which she received with honors. Since shortly after her graduation, she has worked for Children’s Hospital at the Children’s Health Center — Adams Morgan Clinic, providing services for the predominantly Spanish-speaking community.
She is a general pediatrician focusing on primary care, behavioral and developmental services, nutrition, and obesity management.
Dr. Pourrat is certified by the American Board of Pediatricians and the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is a member of the Obesity Action Coalition.
Dr. Pourrat loves to teach medical students and residents and is an assistant professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine. At George Washington, she developed and implemented a Basic and Advanced Medical Spanish course for the institution’s second-year medical students.
Dr. Pourrat has been married since 1996 and has a son with her husband. Together, Dr. Pourrat and her husband have hosted and sponsored Latin-American students studying at Montgomery College. Since 2001, she and her husband have been active members of Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church in Rockville, MD, since 2001, primarily with the Latino community.