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 performs the largest volume of pediatric surgeries annually in the Washington, DC, area, often in the first few days of a newborn's life.
A parent's story about the life-saving cardiac surgery her son received at Children's National. (Zuriel's story)
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.
"The heart team at Children's National was excellent. We felt like we were in the right place and our son was in the right hands. There is no substitute for this . . . none."