Russell Libby, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Pediatrician in Fairfax County & Loudoun County, VAVirginia Pediatric Group
Dr. Russell Libby is the Founder and President of Virginia Pediatric Group since its inception in 1982. He was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology and his Doctor of Medicine at George Washington University. He completed his Pediatrics residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 1982 and has since been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He was certified as a home care medical director by the American Academy of Home Care Physicians in 1998.
Dr. Libby has been active in helping doctors evolve the tools to work together more effectively and is a founding director and former president of HealthConnect IPA, a primary care Independent Practice Association. He is chief of general pediatrics at Inova Children’s Hospital and a member of the hospital leadership committee. Dr Libby has been named best pediatrician in the Washington area by Families magazine for more than 20 years and is consistently listed among Washingtonian’s and Northern Virginia magazine’s top doctors. He spent many years hosting educational television shows on medicine and healthcare, including “Dr. Libby’s World of Medicine” and was the host of a weekly ABC radio show in Washington called “To Your Health.” He was the lead editor and contributing author of Guidelines for Pediatric Home Health Care published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has authored numerous articles, chapters for books, opinion pieces for national media, and major policy statements for both the Medical Society of Virginia and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been President of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia and was President of the Medical Society of Virginia in 2012-2013. He is a delegate for the Integrated Physician Practice Secion and is a Board member of the Physicians Foundation. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for prestigious pediatric journal, Contemporary Pediatrics.
Dr. Libby feels it is his privilege to be a pediatrician and to have the opportunity to work with children and their families. He has three grown children and resides in Northern Virginia with his wonderful wife and dog. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, playing guitar, and creating stained glass art.