Born in Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Denis Balistreri spent most of her childhood in Raleigh, NC. She attended college in her home state at the University of North Carolina, where she received her B.S. in Biology.
She attended the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University for her medical degree, and completed both her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Balistreri joined what was then Alexandria Lake Ridge Pediatrics in 1994, easing back to part-time in 2008 and taking two years off along the way to devote to her then young and busy family. But her love of children has always dawn her back to pediatrics.
Asked why she chose pediatrics, Dr. Balistreri stated “Because I adore children! They put a smile on my face. I enjoy educating families so that they can be confident in their parenting. The most rewarding part of being a pediatrician with ALL Pediatrics is being able to develop long term relationships with families. I’ve been able to watch children grow from newborns to high school students”.
Dr. Balistreri lives in Alexandria with husband Steve and their three children, Camille, Barton and Eva, and four legged family member Chester (their Labradoodle).
When able to make time for herself between family and professional demands, Dr. Balistreri enjoys cooking, gardening and running.