The Washington Post Covered Pitch Competition and Spoke with Children's National Experts March 02, 2016

Charles Berul, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute, spoke with The Washington Post about winning $50,000 at the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Surgical Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition held at Children’s National for his single incision delivery tool for epicardial pacing and defibrillation that that eliminates the need for a highly invasive open chest procedure. Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, Executive Director of NCC-PDI and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National, also spoke about the need for pediatric medical devices and the lack of incentives and legislation available to make devices for children.

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