Children's National Medical Center
For decades, physicians at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC have treated Emirati patients who require specialized pediatric care. A transformative $150 million grant from the United Arab Emirates in 2009 established the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National, spurring new research and groundbreaking developments that will improve the health of children in the US, the UAE, and around the world.
Physicians, scientists and engineers at the Sheikh Zayed Institute are making a difference, pioneering new treatment methods that utilize technology which replaces the need for blood tests or other invasive analysis. Researchers are also making advancements in immunology and cell biology, using a child’s own immune system to fight illness and cure disease without the need for surgery, and in the detection of heart disease and murmurs through new software and a digital stethoscope that helps reduce testing. The development of new devices and groundbreaking treatments is making pediatric surgery less invasive and less painful.
Through research fellowships, medical residencies and other innovative programs, advancements being made every day at Children’s National are shared with Emirati and other medical professionals to help build the next generation of healthcare leaders and improve the delivery of pediatric care around the world.