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Specialized Care Programs

You may feel anxious knowing your unborn baby is ill or may require immediate medical attention after birth. When you come to Children’s National, you can have peace of mind knowing he or she has access to a broad range of specialized neonatal care programs. We deliver expert care for all congenital diseases and conditions.

Specialized Care Programs for Newborns at Children’s National

Children’s National is the only program in the mid-Atlantic region offering specialized care programs for a broad range of congenital conditions. This is a key reason why doctors from more than 40 hospitals across Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia refer expectant parents to us.

From rare metabolic disorders to conditions affecting cognitive development, we offer a depth of expertise that few centers can match. Our specialized programs deliver life-saving care to newborns diagnosed with:


Our Infant Apnea Clinic cares for babies and children who occasionally stop breathing. From home monitoring equipment support to follow-up care, our team of experts keeps your baby safe from life-threatening complications.

Brain injury and disease

Our Neonatal Neurology and Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region. Our physician scientists deliver the best available treatments to babies with brain injuries while also developing the treatments of the future.

Heart conditions

Our Fetal Heart Program is the preeminent provider of fetal cardiac services in the Washington, DC area. Once your baby is born, he or she receives care from pediatric cardiac experts in collaboration with the renowned Children's National Heart Institute.

Metabolic disorders

Our Neonatal Metabolic Disorders team includes 10 board-certified medical geneticists who are specially trained in interpreting newborn screening tests. Babies who test positive for metabolic diseases, such as lysosomal storage disorders, receive care and treatment from our Genetics and Metabolism program.


Our Neonatal and Childhood Stroke Program is one of few comprehensive pediatric stroke programs in the country. In addition to caring for your baby’s immediate needs, we offer ongoing care and support through our dedicated outpatient stroke clinic.

Vascular conditions

Our Vascular Anomalies Clinic is one of few in the country dedicated to treating vascular birthmarks in children. This includes keeping your baby safe from potentially dangerous complications.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-7409 or meet the team.