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Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

In 1984, Children’s National Hospital became the first children's hospital to offer Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). This critical program provides newborns, children and adults with respiratory or cardiac failure minute-to-minute bedside support from physicians and experts who specialize in the complex technology used during ECMO care.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Mariam Said

Mariam Said

Medical Director, Neonatal Services
Neonatologist
Suma Hoffman

Suma Hoffman

Neonatologist
Associate Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Lamia Soghier

Lamia Soghier

Medical Unit Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Brian Stone

Brian Stone

Division Chief, Pediatric Outreach Center of Hospital-Based Specialties
Neonatologist
Our Stories

Our Stories

Ashely smiling

Ashley's Story

Between her premature birth and her medical issues including her critical HLHS heart condition, her parents, Ana Mercedes and Axel Vela, were told that Ashley was unlikely to survive.
Departments

Departments

Neonatology

Whether your infant has arrived prematurely or has a critical illness, the Children’s National Hospital top-ranked team assists in coordinating every service you and your baby need, including consultations, assessments, emergency treatments and continuing care.

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