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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

Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler, MD Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief
Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care

Julia FInkel

Julia Finkel, MD Anesthesiologist
Acute Pain Specialist, Sheikh Zayed Research Faculty

Mila's Story

Baby Mila in her stoller with a Happy New Year hat.

As soon as Mila was born at 35.5 gestational weeks, it was clear something was terribly wrong. Mila’s breathing didn’t sound right. Her mother waited to hear her newborn cry. Following diagnostic imaging and genetic testing, her newborn daughter's health concerns were revealed. 

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