Children's National Health System's CICU


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.

Karen O'Connell's Story

Karen O'Connell

Karen O'Connell, MD, and her team have been evaluating events in which families are present during the critical moments of their child’s invasive procedures and trauma and medical resuscitation.

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