As the birthplace of academic pediatrics in the United States more than a century ago, Johns Hopkins Children's Center has been at the forefront of research. Our physician-scientists have unraveled and continue to unravel the mechanisms of childhood disease and to develop treatments for disorders common and rare.
But today we aim even higher. Today, we are on a mission to make all medicine pediatric by identifying and uprooting the seeds of adult diseases in childhood. Our investigators are fighting this battle on many fronts: in the lab, in clinic and at the patient bedside. They are harnessing the power of genetics, epigenetics and proteomics to understand disease behavior, design treatments and even cures.
Over the last 100 years, our work has altered the course of pediatric medicine in the United States-and worldwide-and we are confident that we will continue to redefine pediatrics for centuries to come.
Visit the links below to learn more about the research taking place in our departments, centers and programs.
- Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
- Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
- Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Emergency Medicine
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Fetal Program
- Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
- General Pediatric Surgery
- Genetic Medicine
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Pediatric Clinical Research Unit
The Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) cares for Johns Hopkins’ young patients who are participating in patient-oriented research.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Pediatric Grand Rounds occur Mondays at noon.
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Johns Hopkins Clinical Trials
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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Trials
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New study leads to call for more judicious use of blood transfusions in pediatric cardiac surgery patients.
Reid Thompson aims to reduce unnecessary hospital visits and echocardiography for patients with suspected heart murmur.
Pediatric Heart Research: From the Lab to the Unit | Allen Everett, M.D.
Pediatric cardiologist Allen Everett discusses his research about the identification and use of biomarkers, which are circulating molecules that tell researchers about overall health, disease severity, injury and recovery.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORTTop Ranked by U.S. News & World Report — Again!
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center ranks #10 overall this year, again improving its ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list.