Radiation Oncology Program
Children’s National and Johns Hopkins have partnered to create the first dedicated Pediatric Radiation Oncology program in Washington, DC, focused on advancing pediatric clinical care and pediatric radiation oncology research. In the past, families in the region often traveled long distances for months at a time to receive specialized pediatric radiation therapy, adding additional strain to an already stressful situation. Our program provides a local option for children to receive the highest level of care while remaining close to their families, friends, and community support systems.
Dedicated Pediatric Radiation Oncology Care and Support
Our Pediatric Radiation Oncology program brings pediatric medical and surgical oncology experts from Children’s National Health System together with pediatric radiation oncology experts from Johns Hopkins to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer treatment and innovative clinical trials to local children. Pediatric patients have access to top-of-the-line radiation therapy at a newly-renovated, child-friendly space at Sibley Memorial Hospital.This unique partnership is led by Matthew Ladra, MD, MPH, one of a very small number of fellowship-trained radiation oncologists whose practice and research focus solely on pediatric cancers.We recognize that treating children with cancer involves more than just medication. That’s why we provide supportive programs such as nutrition and family counseling, social services and survivorship clinics to make sure that children have the best possible experience during treatment and the years beyond.
Radiation Oncology Program Team