Leader in Medicine

Joan Conry


Dr. Joan Conry has been appointed as “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council. Having dedicated an extensive 40 years to the healthcare industry, Dr. Conry works as an attending neurologist at the Children’s National Medical Center, a role which she has held for an impressive 34 years.

Dr. Conry graduated from Washington University in 1973 with a BS degree in Physical Therapy. Following on from this, she gained her MD from Texas Technical University School of Medicine in 1997. She was inspired to pursue this career by her grandfather, who was a pediatrician. As she was surrounded by medicine from such as young age, she knew that she wanted to be in pediatrics from as young as 5 years old. This motivated her to pursue a career in paediatrics and led her to the role she currently serves to this day.

Dr. Conry works at Children’s National Medical Center which not only focuses upon providing top-quality care for their patients, but also prioritizes a cutting-edge research facility and educating the next generation. All of these aspects hold the key to ensuring a healthy future. The Children’s National Medical Center is at the forefront of pioneering research, striving to solve a whole host of issues in paediatric care so exceptional care can always be provided. This is alongside outreach and advocacy, which are also important for the center.

For Dr. Conry specifically, her role includes directing and reading EEG’s, which are tests to track the electrical activity of the brain in order to diagnose related conditions. Similarly, she plays an integral role within clinical trials related to epilepsy. This is because her specific expertise lie in pediatric neurology, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. Her passionate interest within these fields is reflected in her membership to the Child Neurological Society and American Epilepsy Society (AES). This allows her to be one of the first to hear about pioneering research whilst also pooling her knowledge with other professionals.

In her spare time, Dr. Conry relishes spending time with her loving family as well as reading, specifically historical fiction. She also enjoys cooking and watching movies. Additionally, she loves the outdoors, either travelling or watching a variety of sports including football, soccer and baseball. Dr. Conry gives back to her community through her involvement in Luther’s Place and her Local Women’s Center.

Looking back at her successes to date, Dr. Conry attributes this to the intense motivation she has within her career and that she has been very lucky to have worked in an organisation that continually motivates its staff to succeed. Focusing on the future, Dr. Conry wants to continually helping others and expand her outreach so she can facilitate the healing of even more children.

Attending Neurologist at Children’s National Medical Center

  • As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Health System is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.
  • At Children’s National Medical Center they provide a quality health care experience for their patients and families.
  • Children’s National Medical Center is improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Children’s National Medical Center is leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.

Source: https://childrensnational.org/

Professional Associations

  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Epilepsy Society