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Dr. Preciado, who started at Children's National in 2006, is a professor with tenure of Surgery and Pediatrics, Genomics and Precision Medicine at Children’s National and George Washington University. He holds the Joseph E. Robert Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology and has served as the vice chief of the Division of Otolaryngology for the past seven years.
The annual "Top Doctors" list from Northern Virginia Magazine features 104 Children’s National Hospital care providers across 26 specialties.
Pregnant women should get vaccinated to minimize the detrimental health effects COVID-19 has on the placenta, the fetus and the newborn, states Roberta L. DeBiasi, M.D., M.S., division chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s National Hospital in an editorial published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Children’s National Hospital experts developed a new pre-clinical gene therapy for a rare disorder, known as limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2B, that addresses the primary cellular deficit associated with this disease. Using a single injection of a low dose gene therapy vector, researchers restored the ability of injured muscle fibers to repair in a way that reduced muscle degeneration and enhanced the functioning of the diseased muscle. The treatment was safe, attenuated fibro-fatty muscle degeneration, and restored myofiber size and muscle strength, according to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Reflecting a continued investment in information technology, Children’s National Hospital elevated the role of the chief information officer (CIO) to executive vice president (EVP). Matt MacVey, who served as vice president and CIO, became an EVP and CIO effective Jan. 1, 2022.