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In the pediatric surgical lab, doctors Hackam and SinderIn the lab, pediatric surgeon David Hackam and researcher Chhinder Sodh study devastating intestinal disorders like necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, which leads to rapid and irreversible death of intestinal tissue.

As the birthplace of academic pediatrics in the United States more than a century ago, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has been leading the innovations, discoveries and collaboration that provide hope of the promise of medicine for children. Our goal is to fulfill one of the most basic tenets of medicine: to treat the child with the disease, not the disease in the child.

Learn more about how our physician-scientists continue to unravel the mechanisms of childhood disease and to develop treatments for disorders both common and rare.

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