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From primary care to specialty care, we have locations throughout the Metro area, in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's through the care of a multidisciplinary team.

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As Dr. Dudley sees it, the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health is medicine for the body and mind.

More Than a Hospital

Children’s National Health System’s specialists are experts in caring for kids, and it’s all we do.

With locations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, we take a team approach to caring for children in their communities.

The team includes our leadership and a wide range of facilities and specialists, from pediatricians to pediatric subspecialists, ensuring that our patients’ care is integrated among all team members.

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Five years after her surgery, Maria has made tremendous strides to reduce her weight Maria

Five years after her surgery, Maria has made tremendous strides to reduce her weight. She’s lost about 140 pounds and she’s attending college. Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. With its multidisciplinary approach, the team developed a personalized plan for the teenager. “I feel better physically, emotionally, mentally – everything. I feel like a new person and it feels incredible.”

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For Clarissa M. Dudley, MD, MPH, medicine has often meant community medicine, whether internationally, or locally. Dr. Dudley is a pediatrician for Children’s National Health System's Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health and embodies its mission. The center has been recognized as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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Learn what to expect when your child is scheduled for surgery at Children's National Health System, told from the view of a patient.

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Children's National Sleep Expert Talks about New AAP Policy on School Start Times

Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of Sleep Medicine, and lead author of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics on school start times, discusses how sleep affects teens. 

In the Community

Race for Every Child Raises More than $1M for Kids

race for every child

This fun-filled event supports our patient families by raising funds for medical care, research, and wellness and preventive services. Your support will impact children and families for years to come.

We Stand for Children

Jeanne Ricks' Story

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Jeanne Ricks, BSN, MS, RN, NE-BC, Director of Outpatient Nursing and Ambulatory Services in Children's National's Heart Institute, said she was meant to be a nurse.

International Patients

International Patients

Sheikh Zayed Institute International Patient

Traveling abroad for medical care brings many additional challenges for families. The Global Services team assists our families with every aspect of receiving care.

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