General Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Ahn treats a pediatric patients with care as he shows him the operating roomJohns Hopkins pediatric surgery program is known nationally for both its innovative and minimally invasive approaches and its patient- and family-centered philosophy of care.

The specialists in the Division of General Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center understand the special needs of children and are world-renowned for their unique surgical expertise and skills and their research, which is targeted at developing new techniques and medicines that make surgery both safe and effective.

Our expert faculty and staff are committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate family-centered care, conducting innovative medical research, and providing the best training to our surgeons and physicians. Our areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Our Team

    Get to know the dedicated specialists providing expert care to your child.

  • Programs and Centers

    Connect to specialty programs and centers of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

  • Pediatric Surgery Research

    The Division of General Pediatric Surgery includes a team of researchers expanding what we know about making surgery safe and effective.

FAQs: General Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Surgeon-in-Chief David Hackam provides information about general pediatric surgery and when it's time to see a general pediatric surgeon.

Minimally Invasive Procedures on Children and Infants | Q&A with Mark Slidell

Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatric general surgeon Mark Slidell discusses advancements and technology regarding minimally invasive procedures.

Featured Stories

An Artificial Intestine for NEC Patients?

Therapy for necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is limited to surgery that leaves patients with insufficient intestine—short bowel syndrome—and at risk of long-term complications.

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Saving the Child with Short Bowel

Pediatric surgeon Sam Alaish recalls this decade-old case like it happened yesterday. The 2-year-old was in shock and being rushed into the OR for an emergency laparotomy. Opening the abdominal cavity, Alaish found one of the worst cases of intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus, he would ever see.

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Pediatric operating suites and family lounges to wait for loved ones in surgery are located on level 4 of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building.

David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building 
200 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
443-997-5437 (KIDS)

Frederick Health Toll House
501 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701
443-997-5437 (KIDS)

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
Physicians Pavilion East
6565 North Charles Street
Suite 313
Baltimore, MD 21204
443-997-5437 (KIDS) 

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
General Pediatric Surgery only
Medical Arts Building
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 103
Columbia, MD 21041

Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists - Annapolis
820 Bestgate Road
Suite 2D
Annapolis, MD 21401

Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists - Bethesda
Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center
6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD 20817

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 West Rogers Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209

WellSpan Trauma & Critical Care Surgery
2350 Freedom Way, Suite 104
York, PA 17402


Contact Us

For Patients/Appointments

Phone: 443-997-5437 (KIDS)

For Health Care Providers

Emergency consultative services (physician-to-physician) are available 24 hours a day by calling the Hopkins Access Line (HAL) at 1-800-765-5447 or 410-955-9444 in Baltimore.

Fax: 410-502-5314