Join us as we honor the legacy of Joseph E. Robert, Jr. by presenting the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy to Diana and Stephen Goldberg and installing the second Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Professor, Eugenie Heitmiller, MD, Division Chief for Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Preoperative Medicine.
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Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy:
Diana and Stephen Goldberg
For more than 30 years, Diana and Stephen Goldberg have provided leadership, vision, and financial support to Children’s National. Their impact can be seen across the institution, touching every Center of Excellence and improving children’s lives in countless ways. Their impact is perhaps most pronounced through their $50 million contribution to create the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, which delivers care to some of the most underserved neighborhoods through community-based health centers, hospital-based clinics, and medical mobile vans. The award-winning center is the largest provider of primary care services in Washington, DC, thanks to the Goldbergs' vision. Few have done more to improve the lives of underserved children across DC.
Eugenie Heitmiller, MD Division Chief, Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine
Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Professor
In 2015, Dr. Heitmiller joined Children’s National from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where since 1984 she served on the faculty in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, with a particular expertise in cardiac anesthesia. A nationally recognized leader in pediatric anesthesiology, Dr. Heitmiller has written extensively on topics from the management of patients who have compromised airways, to anesthesia system issues such as developing and implementing quality control processes. At Children’s National, one of her many goals is to expand education to the public about anesthesia practices in order to improve patient and family comfort. She completed her medical school training at Georgetown University, followed by residencies in pediatrics and anesthesiology, and a fellowship in cardiac and pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins.
About Joseph E. Robert, Jr.
Joseph E. Robert, Jr.’s enduring legacy is felt throughout Children’s National Health System. From the surgical center that bears his name to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation that he was instrumental in establishing, Joe’s passion to transform pediatric healthcare has improved the lives of children around the world. He always encouraged the Children’s National team to think bigger, to be strategic, and to leverage opportunities so that every child can thrive.