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Pediatric Surgery Research

Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children's Center

David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D.
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The Hackam Lab for Pediatric Surgical, Translational and Regenerative Medicine


Samuel Alaish, M.D.
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Clint Cappiello, M.D.
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Alejandro Garcia, M.D.
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Eric Jelin, M.D.
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Renal Agenesis Fetal Therapy clinical trial

Shaun Kunisaki, M.D., M.Sc.
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Isam Nasr, M.D.
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Daniel Rhee, M.D., M.P.H.
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At the foundation of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is research.  

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.

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