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.
John S. Myseros, MD
Who would you rather take your child to: somebody who takes care of children day and night or somebody who takes care of children once a year, regardless of the problem? Intuitively speaking, to me, as a neurosurgeon, the answer is pretty clear.
John S. Myseros, MD, and his colleagues make up one of the leading pediatric neurosurgery departments in the country. As a board-certified neurosurgeon, he is consistently ranked as one of the region’s best by U.S.News & World Report, the Washington Post Magazine, and Washingtonian Magazine. At Children’s National, Dr. Myseros cares for children who require neurosurgery, including a special focus in tumors of the brain and spinal cord. He has also been published in multiple medical journals for his work in treating chiari malformations, vascular malformations and spina bifida.
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.