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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Comprehensive care for patients with pediatric and adolescent gynecology related conditions.

The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Program at Inova Children’s focuses on the diagnosis, medical, and surgical management of female reproductive health problems from birth through young adulthood. We are committed to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care that treats the children and families of Northern Virginia with compassion and respect. Our team works with families to develop a care plan that is sensitive to the needs of each child as an individual.

When accepting new patients, we will start with patients up to the age of 16. We will follow existing patients through 22 years of age.

Our Team

Inova Children's Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Specialists

Medical Director

Dr. CaseyRachel Casey, MD

Dr. Rachel Casey is the Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Inova Children's. She is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with a focused practice designation in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She holds leadership positions with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Dr. Casey is a passionate advocate and educator for the healthcare of women and children. This spans from educating her patients, to events in our local community to work on national healthcare initiatives. She feels truly honored to provide medical care to young women and strives to care for them on a broader level through education, advocacy and leadership.


Dr. OlekaChimsom T. Oleka, MD
Dr. Oleka joins Inova from Texas Children's Hospital, where she specialized in the reproductive and sexual health needs of women and girls in sports.

She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville (2011), completed her residency at University of Connecticut Obstetrics and Gynecology, and completed her fellowship training at the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Oleka is board certified in both Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Conditions and Treatments

Some of the conditions diagnosed, managed and treated by the Inova Children's Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology program include:

  • Abnormal periods (heavy or infrequent)
  • Painful periods
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic masses
  • Vaginal and vulvar abnormalities (irritation, masses, lacerations)
  • Anomalies of the female reproductive tract (vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries)

Available treatments and services

  • Age appropriate gynecologic evaluation
  • Medical treatments suitable for stage in puberty
  • Minimally invasive surgical approach
  • Minor procedures at Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Surgical procedures at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Collaborative Care with Other Pediatric Specialists

Our Gynecology team works closely with other pediatric specialists such as Endocrinology, Hematology & Oncology, Sports Medicine, Urology, and Gastroenterology to ensure cohesive medical care for your child.

Multidisciplinary Clinic: Gynecology and Endocrinology

At Inova Children's, our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Endocrine Clinic allows for specialized and collaborative care. Dr. Rachel Casey (Gynecology) and Dr. Lindsey Waldman (Endocrinology) work together to provide cohesive care for young women with both gynecologic and endocrine concerns, such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Girls with PCOS often experience menstrual irregularities, excess hair growth or acne on the face or body. Other complex conditions that require both specialties are also seen in this clinic, such as complex cases of amenorrhea or absent menstrual periods. This clinic is held in conjunction with a Registered Dietitian, who is available for consultation as well. This clinic will be held twice a month with opportunities for both in-person and telemedicine visits.