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Rebecca G. Carter, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Division Head, Division of General Pediatrics

Additional Title:

Division Head, Division of General Pediatrics Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics


Suite 2042

Phone (Primary):


Education and Training

Bates Colleges, BS, English, 2005

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, 2010

Children's National Medical Center, Pediatrics Residency, 2013


Dr. Carter is an academic pediatrician focusing on the general pediatric health of children from birth through age 21, and serves as the Division Head and Director for Community Outreach and Engagement for the Division of General Pediatrics. She practices at Pediatrics at Midtown, the general Pediatrics clinic of the Department of Pediatrics at University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she also serves as educating preceptor for Pediatric residents and medical students. Her clinical focus is in caring for children with complex medical needs and children with increased social support needs, as well as preventative care of pediatric patients. She has a direct interest in community outreach and engagement, equity of care and inclusive medical practice, as well as in lactation support. She is also a strong advocate for vaccination and evidence-based pediatric care. 

Dr. Carter also serves as  Pediatric Elective and Sub-Internship Director for third and fourth-year medical students and the Pediatric Embedded Thread Content Leader for the pre-clinical medical student curriculum. She is the director for the Social Justice Track for the Pediatric Residency Program, and the Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Diversity Council. She has research interests in medical education, social determinants of health, community access and equitable care, social justice initiatives in pediatric care, lactation counseling, and preventative health care in children. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

general pediatrics, preventative health care, community outreach and engagement, lactation support, social justice, medical education, children with special health care needs