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About Connor

Preparation is key for any match, especially against a brain injury.

Meet Connor, age 13, up-and-coming tennis champ, and former brain surgery patient at Children’s National. Two years ago, Connor’s health was unexpectedly placed in danger when a simple game of catch ended in a baseball striking him just above his left eyebrow. After diagnosis at another hospital, Connor was immediately rushed to Children’s National with an epidural hematoma—a traumatic injury where blood pools and applies pressure against the brain. It was an emergency situation, and Children’s National was ready with specialists in brain trauma who were prepared to operate at a moment’s notice.

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Meet the Team

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

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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.

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Nursing

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

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.

Why Children's

One of the leading pediatric neurosurgery departments in the country.

Children’s National staff has expertise in caring for a brain that’s still developing. We’re also able to integrate each child’s unique emotional needs directly into our care process. From the beginning of care, through the treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families.

Inside our redesigned neurosurgical operating suite, surgeons use minimally invasive techniques and technologies to minimize pain and scarring and reduce recovery times. New devices include the Gamma Knife® which allows for exceptional precision, and an Intraoperative MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) which enables real-time diagnostic scans of the brain during surgery. This intraoperative MRI, in combination with other leading-edge technologies, makes this suite one of the more advanced operating rooms for children anywhere.

Children’s National sees children from around the region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized neurological expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.

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Locations

Main Hospital

111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

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Children's Outpatient Center in Spring Valley

4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 320
Washington, DC 20009

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Children's National Emergency Department at United Medical Center

1310 Southern Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032

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Children's Health Center - Adams Morgan

Dorchester House
1630 Euclid Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Children's Health Center - Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

3029 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032

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Children's Health Center at THEARC

1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

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Children's Health Center - Good Hope Road

2501 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020

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Children's Health Center - Shaw

2220 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Main Hospital

111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

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Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia - Neurosurgery Office (4th Floor)

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 450, Fourth Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia

6565 Arlington Boulevard
Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Fairfax, Hamaker Court

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Fairfax, Arlington Boulevard

8505 Arlington Boulevard
Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Fair Oaks

Joseph Siewick Drive
Suite 202
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Manassas

Prince William Hospital
Suite 201
Manassas, VA 20110

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Rockville

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
15020 Shady Grove Road
Suite 315
Rockville, MD 20850

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Leesburg

Inova Loudoun Medical Campus Lansdowne
44055 Riverside Parkway
Suite 208
Leesburg, VA 20176

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Main Hospital

111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

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Children's Outpatient Center in Annapolis

888 Bestgate Road
Suite 320
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Children's Outpatient Center in Laurel

13922 Baltimore Ave
Suite 4A
Laurel, MD 20707

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Children's Outpatient Center in Frederick

5910 Frederick Crossing Lane
Frederick, MD 21704

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Children's Outpatient Center in Upper Marlboro

9440 Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County

Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

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Children's National Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center

Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Second Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

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Children's National Imaging at the Montgomery County Outpatient Center

Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue, Suite 110
Rockville, MD 20850

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Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County (Neuropsychology)

15245 Shady Grove Road
Suite 350 (South Building)
Rockville, MD 20850

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