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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.

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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

Nick's Story

Baby Nick in a sled

When Nick Cornelius passed his pediatrician’s two-year-old well-child check-up with flying colors, his parents were thrilled. Probably even more thrilled than typical first-time toddler parents, because Nick’s life up to that point had been anything but typical.

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Share your birthday with a child. Celebrate your life, and give a chance to someone who desperately wants to have as many as you.

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