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
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.
Anthony Sandler, MD
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.
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.