Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Cancer
Jeffrey Dome, M.D., is the division chief of Hematology and Oncology at Children's National.
Christopher Melkonian was six years old when he came down with a low-grade fever and diffuse bone pain. Unsure of what was happening, his parents Darlene and David took him to Children’s National Health System and soon found out that Christopher had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that affects white blood cells.
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Sixteen-year-old Alexx thought the swelling in her leg was attributed to a cheerleading injury, but an MRI revealed osteosarcoma.
Children’s National Health System patients can receive expert, specialty care, at our outpatient centers throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our Montgomery County location has a variety of services that provide children with a range of care options, including dermatology, gastroenterology and neurosurgery, among others.
Located within Children's National Health System, the Regional Outpatient Centers' administrative offices support outreach to the community and facilitates hospital department participation in the program. The Regional Outpatient Centers offer Children's specialists in a neighborhood setting around the region.
Children’s National has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents, and young adults. Children’s National sarcoma program is one of the few in the United States where patients can see a pediatric oncologist, orthopaedic oncologist, biologist, and physical therapist in one truly comprehensive visit.