From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Renal Vascular Disease

Our specialists provide expert care for children with renal vascular disease. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).

Eating Disorders

The term eating disorders refers to a variety of conditions that involve abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health problems that can be life-threatening, so they require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.


NF1 is a life-long condition usually diagnosed early in life, often within the first year. NF1 is diagnosed based on specific skin, ocular, and other physical findings, and genetic blood testing in selected cases.

Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophy describes a genetic disorder of the muscles that causes the muscles in the body to become very weak. 


Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins (called “factors”) in their blood that are necessary for clotting. 

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that is responsible for causing acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Nephrotic Syndrome

The type of nephrotic syndrome that is most common in children is called idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.