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About Isabel

Cancer had the first act. Isabel received the encore.

At just 15 months old, Isabel was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor, an aggressive, rapidly growing mass on her kidney. Isabel's team at Children's National acted fast and put together a comprehensive treatment plan that included both surgery and chemotherapy that would remove the tumor and treat any remaining cancerous cells. Today, Isabel has celebrated her fifth year of being cancer free, a milestone for any cancer patient and the final sign that her future looks bright.

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Meet the Team

The complexities of pediatric care deserve a team.

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

Pediatric Oncologist

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 specializes in pediatric solid tumors with an emphasis on Wilms tumors and other pediatric kidney tumors. 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. Dr. Dome has authored more than 30 articles and textbook chapters on pediatric kidney tumors.

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Anthony Sandler, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

I think feeling empathetic to the parents' needs and to the emotional aspect that the parents are going through, really helps assure them that you have the right intentions, that the work that you're going to do is completely dedicated to their child for that time, and that you're going to treat that child just as if that child were your own.

Anthony Sandler, MD, is the chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Sandler is internationally known for his work on childhood solid tumors and operative repair of anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract. He is the chair of the Publications Committee for the American Association of Pediatric Surgery and is on several committees of the Children's Oncology Group. Dr. Sandler researches solid tumors of childhood and has developed markers for determining the risk of tumor recurrence. Dr. Sandler has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts in clinical and scientific medical journals and has received multiple awards for Outstanding Teaching of Surgical Residents and the Joel Rosyln Young Investigator Award from the Association for Academic Surgeons.

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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

Our Division of Oncology diagnoses and cares for more patients each year than all the area hospitals combined.

There are few things more shocking than the words "your child has cancer." It's a moment where thoughts race and tough emotions enter. So it's important to remember that those words are not the end but are part of a journey that can lead to hope and health.

At Children's National, families who receive a cancer diagnosis won't be alone on this journey. They have the full support of experts in pediatric cancer. From the start, the child will be wrapped in the all-encompassing care of a cancer team that specializes in that specific type of cancer. Everyone including oncologists and surgeons, radiologists and nurses work together, examine the case from every angle, and create the best possible treatment program. Our child life specialists support the child and family to make sure they understand what treatment means, how it feels, what to expect, and provide encouragement when it's needed most.

Because children's medicine is all we do, we fully understand the different challenges of treating cancer in children compared to cancer in adults. Each team member is keenly aware of what children will need—physically and emotionally—throughout treatment.

Having a child with cancer is difficult, but we have the care team, the technology, and the experience to help kids through it and thrive. Contact us for an appointment and let us demonstrate why Children's National is 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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