We believe every child deserves a team that has devoted their careers to children's medicine.
From nurses to radiologists, anesthesiologists to social workers, child life specialists and so many others, our team works with each family and child to provide expert, compassionate care with the child at the center. For everyday care, to when the everyday becomes the unexpected, Children's National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most.
Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD
The benefit of having researchers who are creating the studies at Children's National is that they have a deeper understanding of the subtleties of treatment. A lot of centers offer the same research studies, but they're not the ones who developed these studies. So there's extra insight that takes place from the providers at Children's National.
Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology. He is currently the Division Chief of Oncology at Children's National and is the Principle Investigator at the Children's Research Institute (CRI) Center for Cancer and Immunology Research. He specializes in pediatric solid tumors with an emphasis on Wilms tumors and other pediatric kidney tumors. As chair of the Renal Tumor Committee for the Children's Oncology Group, Dr. Dome also oversees clinical trials for Wilms tumors and other childhood kidney cancers in more than 200 children's hospitals. He has been awarded the Young Investigators Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Giulio D'Angio Award by the International Conference on the Molecular and Clinical Genetics of Childhood Renal Tumors. In addition, Dr. Dome has authored more than 30 articles and textbook chapters on pediatric kidney tumors.
Our nurses specialize in pediatric nursing, ensuring that all patients at the hospital as well as visitors to either the hospital or one of the many Children’s Health Centers have a skilled expert to provide care.
Nurses at Children's National have a legacy of commitment to the health and well-being of children. They are an essential part of the healthcare team, bringing skill and compassion to every patient they treat and always putting the needs of children first.
Children's National has an award-winning nursing staff and is one of an elite group of hospitals to have achieved Magnet® designation, a nationally recognized accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Child life specialists can provide psychological preparation for medical procedures, as well as emotional support before, during, and after treatment. Child life specialists are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, hospitalization, and therapeutic play experiences. Child life specialists are responsible for maintaining unit playroom and teen room activities. In addition, child life specialists can provide games, toys, small electronics, and help in celebrating milestones such as patient birthdays.