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Complex Care Program

Contact number | 202-476-4664
Complex Care Patient in Wheelchair with Family

Specializing in Children with Complex Needs

The Complex Care team can coordinate every aspect of care for children with multiple chronic conditions.

Meet the team

The Complex Care Program at Children’s National Hospital provides a primary care medical home for children with complex medical conditions. Our team strives to optimize quality of life and the patient experience by providing continuity, coordination and consistency of care for patients and families.

Currently, the Complex Care Program is an embedded program within the Children’s and Adolescent Health Centers at Children’s National.

Xiomara's Story


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When Xiomara's mother Elena was 20 weeks pregnant, her ultrasound uncovered something that didn’t look right. Elena was referred to Children’s National Hospital to meet with Mary Donofrio, M.D., in the Fetal Heart Program who flagged a few potential heart issues and continued to monitor Xiomara throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.

Xiomara's Story

Complex Care Program Team

  • Karen Fratantoni

    Karen Fratantoni
    Medical Director, Complex Care Program

  • Nicola Brodie

    Nicola Brodie
    Medical Director, Complex Care Program

  • Heidi Clark

    Heidi Clark
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Enrique Escalante, M.D.

    Enrique Escalante
    Medical Director, Pharmacy
    Assistant Program Director, Residency Diversity Equity & Inclusion
    Medical Director, Medication Safety
    Medical Director, Medication Safety
    Pediatrician, Complex Care

  • Daniel Felten

    Daniel Felten
    Medical Director, Children’s Health Center at Sheikh Zayed Campus

  • Sarah Kimball

    Sarah Kimball
    Nurse Practitioner