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  Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Joins Children’s National Medical Center
November 30, 2010

Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center welcomes David Jacobsohn, MD, as Chief of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Jacobsohn joins the team from Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he served as a member of the Stem Cell Transplant Program staff and as the Director of the Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease Clinic.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Jacobsohn join our team at Children’s National,” said Max Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA, Senior Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. “His expertise in pediatric transplantation will be an asset to our patients and their families, as well as our clinicians and researchers.”

Dr. Jacobsohn is an internationally known lecturer on Bone Marrow Transplant and Graft-versus-Host Disease. He received his medical degree from Tufts University, and a Masters in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins.

Since 1988, Children’s specialists have performed more than 400 blood and marrow transplants (BMT). The pediatric BMT program focuses on caring for children and their families and has unique strengths in treating inherited immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, and malignant brain tumors.

The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation is the only dedicated pediatric National Marrow Donor Program transplant center in the region. It is a participating center in the National Institutes of Health-funded BMT Clinical Trials Network, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium. It also is a Children’s Oncology Group-accredited transplant program.

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Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Paula Darte: 202-476-4500.

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 283 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.