Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis

Pediatric Stroke: More Common than You Think

Like many of us, Eli's parents didn't know children are susceptible to strokes, until it happened to him. Hear their story.


At Children’s National, we understand that kids just want to be kids. For all of our patients, part of care is helping children and teens, especially those with a chronic condition, live lives that are as close to normal as possible.

Each year, the Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center treats more than 200 children and teens with bleeding, clotting, and platelet disorders. We also educate patients and their families about managing these conditions from the patient’s perspective, not a one-size-fits-all approach. This means that your kid can still be a kid.

The center takes a multidisciplinary approach in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating bleeding and thrombotic disorders, and care is comprehensive. The center’s extensive team includes members from a wide range of specialties:

Our center specialists care for children and teens with chronic disorders, and help patients recover from acute conditions, including treatment for more than 25 patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) annually. Conditions we care for include the following:

  • Inherited or acquired bleeding disorders
  • Hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Platelet disorders
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Giant platelet syndromes
  • Newborn thrombocytopenia 
  • Thrombophilia and thrombotic (clotting) disorders
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia 
  • Pulmonary embolism  

Although strokes in children are rare, children with certain disorders may be at a higher risk. Children’s National has the expertise to recognize and care for young stroke patients. Early intervention and treatment is critical, and the center has a dedicated pediatric stroke team with experts in neurology, intensive care, neurosurgery, hematology, radiology, pharmacy, and rehabilitation.

Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center Team

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We design our health care with kids in mind, and deliver assurance when parents need it most.


We see children locally and globally who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer.

Meet the Team

Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.