Focus on Research and Innovation

Recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care, Children's National is a top NIH-funded pediatric institution. 

We're a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

We’re home to the Children’s Research Institute, the academic arm of Children's National Health System that encompasses the translational, clinical, and community research efforts of the institution.

Our Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is a state-of-the-art collaborative research space on the top floor at Children's National main building, in close proximity to the hospital’s clinical facilities.

Learn more about how our internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare and research professionals make Children’s National one of the top federally funded pediatric research centers in the country.

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Founded in 2009 through a $150 million gift from the government of Abu Dhabi, the mission of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is to make pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain free.