More Than a Hospital

From primary care to specialty care, we have locations throughout the Metro area, in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Our Stories

He was born with his heart not fully formed. Before he had ever played, Ian had already made a comeback.

Experts in Kids

Research Du Plessis

Our Fetal Medicine Institute offers advanced diagnostics and patient care for patients who haven't yet been born.

More Than a Hospital

Children’s National Health System’s specialists are experts in caring for kids, and it’s all we do.

With locations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, we take a team approach to caring for children in their communities.

The team includes our leadership and a wide range of facilities and specialists, from pediatricians to pediatric subspecialists, ensuring that our patients’ care is integrated among all team members.

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Our Stories

Before he had ever played, Ian had already made a comeback

Ian was born with a heart that was not fully formed. It was a serious condition that affects blood flow, but it can be treated through a series of corrective surgeries. Step-by-step, year-by-year, the specialists at Children's National rebuilt his heart to function normally and gave him all the energy he'll ever need. Now 10 years old, his days of surgery are past and dreams of knocking it out of the park are well within reach.

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Experts in Kids

Research Du Plessis

“We feel that the main challenge for fetal medicine, in general, remains diagnostic. Being able to detect a fetus that is not thriving is still difficult. Our long-term goal is to intervene before fetuses become harmed by an adverse intrauterine environment,” says Adre J. du Plessis, MBChB, MPH, Division Chief of Fetal and Transitional Medicine and Director of the Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National.

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Having Outpatient Surgery

Learn what to expect when your child is scheduled for surgery at Children's National Health System, told from the view of a patient.

Focus on Innovation

Children's National Sleep Expert Talks about New AAP Policy on School Start Times

Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of Sleep Medicine, and lead author of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics on school start times, discusses how sleep affects teens. 

In the Community

Join the Race for Every Child

race for every child

This fun-filled event supports our patient families by raising funds for medical care, research, and wellness and preventive services. Your support will impact children and families for years to come.

We Stand for Children

Jeanne Ricks' Story

nurse Jeanne Ricks

Jeanne Ricks, BSN, MS, RN, NE-BC, Director of Outpatient Nursing and Ambulatory Services in Children's National's Heart Institute, said she was meant to be a nurse.

International Patients

International Patients

Sheikh Zayed Institute International Patient

Traveling abroad for medical care brings many additional challenges for families. The Global Services team assists our families with every aspect of receiving care.

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