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Our dedication to improving the lives of children extends beyond providing the best care to your baby. Through pioneering research, we are developing new techniques and treatments to expand our future capabilities.

Pioneering Research at the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

As an academic medical center, our doctors lead groundbreaking research in addition to providing compassionate care to patients. We are proud to be a nationally recognized fetal research center.

This work is helping us advance all aspects of fetal diagnosis and neonatal care, including:

  • Accurately identifying congenital conditions and diseases in their earliest stages
  • Learning more about the long-term effects of certain congenital conditions
  • Advancing the technology used to care for our sickest babies

Children’s National is unique in our focus on brain development and how congenital conditions may affect your baby’s transition from fetal to neonatal life. This is just one of our many research interests. Learn more about our research through the Children's National Research Institute.

Examples of our research include: