Founded by Melissa Holmes, MD, FACOG and Trish Hutchinson, MD, FAAP
FEAR LESS. When girls learn about puberty before it happens, they feel more prepared, face it with greater confidence and might even be excited! We understand it can be difficult to start these conversations or address any questions or concerns they may have. Girlology is designed to give you medically accurate, in-the-moment support needed to navigate your journey. An accessible resource like no other, Girlology helps girls (of all ages) and parents prepare for what’s ahead!
KNOW MORE. Unfortunately what most girls learn and hear about their bodies may not come from trusted sources, and may not even be entirely correct! Here at Girlology we believe being in the know means being a smart girl. From bra shopping tricks, acne care secrets, and period solutions, to eating disorder prevention and friendship tips — our Girlologists (that’s us— knowledgeable physicians with experience in taking care of girls) are ready to guide you through every age and stage of girl-life.
Come explore who we are and what we have to offer!
ABOUT OUR GIRLOLOGIST
Dr. Neha Suri is our dancing D.C.-area Girlologist. A pediatrician with Potomac Pediatrics in Rockville, Maryland, Dr. Suri has professional dance experience in hip-hop, Zumba, South Asian fusion and South Asian traditional forms such as Bharatnatyam and Bhangra. She is excited to lead kids through the dance of puberty.
“I am in love with the idea of providing a safe and fun space for pre-teens and teens to learn about themselves, their bodies and ask questions without being embarrassed or feeling ashamed,”
says Dr. Suri. “Having grown up in a conservative, shy household myself, and being an only child, this was a forum I always wished I had.”
Born in Fairfax, Virginia, and raised in Germantown, Maryland, Dr. Suri is a lifelong resident of the D.C. area. She attended the University of Maryland in College Park and The George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Children’s
National Health System in Washington, D.C. She now lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where
she and her husband enjoy exploring the city and trying new restaurants!
Dr. Alex Gorab
Dr. Alex Gorab is our smiling Bethesda area Girlologist. A pediatrician with Potomac Pediatrics in Rockville, Maryland, Dr. Gorab has explored many of her interests outside of the office like tennis, exploring Georgetown, and playing with her daughter! She is excited to lead participants through their puberty journey.
“After watching Neha provide such a safe and kind space for pre-teens and teens to learn about themselves and their bodies, I knew that I had to be one of the next ones to do it! Neha has been so welcoming in teaching me how to navigate the world of Girlology, and even more so the waters of puberty!”
Born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Gorab is a newfound lover of Maryland. She attended Georgetown University studying Human Science, and later stayed at Georgetown University for her medical education. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She now lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where she and her husband enjoy exploring new parks with their daughter while competitively playing tennis together!
GIRLOLOGY CLASSES + MOM MINUTE TIPS
Inspired by your questions and curiosities, we offer:
- Girlology Classes (moms, you can watch too!): videos dedicated to sharing medically accurate, bite-size videos designed to inform and assure girls on every issue.
- Mom Minute Tips: videos that share practical Girlologist insights designed to enlighten, support and facilitate communication with your daughter
Click here to watch some of Girlology’s free Mom Minute Tips or subscribe for premium access.
PUBERTY: Something New About You
For GIRLS ages 8-11 years & a parent* (or parent substitute)
Our programs are two hours, informative and interactive sessions for girls and their
moms, led by our Girlologists. Let’s face it, these conversations are never easy – but attending a Girlology session is a great way to get girls comfortable with their changing bodies, open the doors to communication and help girls face puberty with greater confidence!
During the program, we discuss:
Growth & Development
Bras & Bra Shopping
Hygiene & Hair Management
Health & Nutrition
Menstruation & Menstrual Hygiene
Feminine Care Products
Moods & Emotions
Curiosity & Internet Safety
You will need to purchase a ticket for each adult and child attending. This seminar is available to all young girls and a parent or parent substitute. You do not need to be a patient of Potomac Pediatrics to attend. Spaces are limited so register early!
Click the date below to get registered!