NBC Washington’s Doreen Gentzler spoke with Children’s National Health System’s Axel Krieger, PhD, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and Dilip Nath, MD, Children's National Heart Institute, about the use of 3D printers to create organ replicas, which can be used for patient education and to practice surgeries.
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Children’s National Health System tests blood oxygen levels in newborns to detect congenital heart disease.
Pediatric cardiac surgeon Dilip Sri Nath, MD, of Children’s National Heart Institute, has extensive training in complex congenital cardiac surgery. He has worked at Children’s National Health System since 2010. He is Assistant Professor of Congenital Heart Surgery at George Washington University. He also is a heart transplant researcher.
Social worker Heather Langlois is an advocate for her patients at the Children’s National Heart Institute, where she cares for the psychosocial needs of patients and their families.
Children's National performs the largest volume of pediatric surgeries annually in the Washington, DC, area, often in the first few days of a newborn's life.