Patient Care Philosophy

“I believe every child has the right to quality, timely healthcare. In particular, as a pediatric endocrinologist my goal is to give specialty care to patients in a time-sensitive and inclusive manner that involves working with parents and primary care physicians to ensure the best outcomes”.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • General Pediatrics

Education

Fellowship

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pediatric Endocrinology
New York, NY
2018

Residency

University of Maryland
Pediatrics
Baltimore, MD
2014

Internship

University of Maryland
Pediatrics
Baltimore, MD
2012

Medical School

SUNY At Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medical Degree
Buffalo, NY
2011

Undergraduate School

University of Rochester
Neuroscience, B.S., Minors in Psychology and Studio Arts
Rochester, NY
2007

Hospitals Affiliated With

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics, Active Member
Pediatric Endocrine Society, Active Member
Endocrine Society, Active Member

Publications

Gattu, R.J. A. De Souza, D. Deveraux, H. Weaver, and A. G. Agthe. “Telemedicine: A Reliable Tool to Assess the Severity of Respiratory Distress in Children.” Hospital Pediatrics 6.8 (2016): 476 – 82. De Souza, A, Mauer, E, Gerber LM, Antal, Z.

“Discrimination between Transient and Permanent Congenital Hypothyroidism.” Pediatric Endocrine Society 2018 Annual Meeting, May 2018. Toronto, ON, Canada.

De Souza, A, Antal, Z. “Heterozygous Mutation in the AIRE gene May Confer Pathogenicity Consistent with APECED: A Novel Presentation with a Major APECED Disease”. Pediatric Endocrine Society 2018 Annual Meeting, May 2018. Toronto, ON, Canada.

De Souza, A, Schumacher T, Feuer, AJ. “Severe Refractory Hypercalcemia Treated with Cinacalcet in a Pediatric Case of MEN1”. Pediatric Endocrine Society 2018 Annual Meeting, May 2018. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Personal Interests

Cooking, Traveling, Painting & Photography, Gardening, and Board Games and Reading Cozy Mysteries.

Biography

Dr. De Souza is very excited to be joining Abdow Friendship Pediatrics in October 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester followed by medical school at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. In medical school she was honored to be inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. De Souza then went to the University of Maryland Medical Center for her residency in pediatrics and stayed on as a Pediatric Chief Resident, Hospitalist and Primary Care Pediatrician. While at Maryland, she was awarded the J. Edmond Bradley Outstanding Teacher Award, Resident Research Award and the Chief Resident Award. After training, Dr. De Souza completed her fellowship at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medicine. At Cornell her research focused on patients with congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. She has worked for the past 3 years in private practice in New York City as both a Pediatric Endocrinologist and General Pediatrician but delighted to be back in the DMV with her family.

She is looking forward to bringing her specialized expertise back to Maryland in a private practice setting which allows for a more personalized approach to care.

Dr. De Souza is particularly interested in children with thyroid disease, growth disorders, bone disease, abnormal puberty, and obesity. Unfortunately due to the complex needs of children with diabetes she will be unable to care for these patients at this time.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends, reading and playing outside with her daughter. She is currently learning Spanish so she can converse with her in-laws.