What patients and families need to know
A vision to improve surgery, eliminate pain
On Sept. 16, 2009, Children's National Hospital announced the creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, made possible by a $150 million gift from the government of Abu Dhabi.
About the Expert
Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief
Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care
Acute Pain Specialist, Sheikh Zayed Research Faculty
Around Thanksgiving during her sophomore year of high school, Katheryn felt like throwing up after dinner. She began to throw up regularly, but frustratingly didn't know why. After seeing multiple doctors, Katheryn was finally diagnosed correctly.
Read More of Katheryn's Story
Make an Appointment
Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you.
Make it happen