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:
- Advanced minimally invasive surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Endoscopic surgery
- Head/neck, thoracic, abdominal, vascular surgery
- Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
- Oncologic surgery
- Pectus carinatum
- Pectus excavatum
- Robotic surgery
- Transplantation of heart, heart-lung, small bowel, kidney and liver (split liver, living-related, cadaveric)
- Thoracic/airway surgery
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.
Conditions We Treat
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.
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.
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
Frederick Health Toll House
501 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
Physicians Pavilion East
6565 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21204
Howard County General Hospital
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
Annapolis, MD 21401
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists - Bethesda
Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center
6420 Rockledge Drive
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
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.