111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Tel: (202) 476-3836
Fax: (202) 476-3875

Oussama Elbaba, MHA

Children's National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children's hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation's children for more than 130 years, Children's National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

We are an internationally recognized leader in pediatric health. Children's National not only provides world-class clinical care, but is an international leader in research, with several floors of onsite research facilities. Children's Research Institute allows for the translation of science into clinical medicine, from the scientific bench to the child's bedside.

Our faculty members are among the best in the world.
Children's National is consistently listed as one of America's best pediatric institutions by U.S.News & World Report .

  • Our cardiac surgery program performs more than 500 surgeries per year under the leadership of one of the world's most respected and innovative cardiac surgeons, Richard Jonas, MD, and more than 500 cardiac catheterizations led by cardiac interventionalist Michael Slack, MD.
  • The neurology and neurosurgery teams treat one in every 10 pediatric brain tumors in the United States, led by Roger Packer, MD, and Robert Keating, MD.
  • Children's National has a world-class team of pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and support staff, who performed nearly 14,000 surgeries last year.
  • The orthopaedics, hematology, oncology, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery divisions are all internationally recognized for clinical excellence.
We not only treat the child, we care for the whole family.
We understand that parents want the best possible care for their children. The International Program assists families with every detail, from travel arrangements and necessary documentation to culturally sensitive accommodations during your time in Washington, DC.

Our location in Washington, DC, eases the difficulty of international travel for our families.
Because the hospital is located in the heart of the nation's capital, Children's National has the unique advantage of resources, such as embassies and three major airports, to welcome international travelers. We contact embassies, provide interpreters, and coordinate all medical appointments to simplify your stay.

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