Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s surgical departments have come together with a single, clear focus – to provide optimal outcomes for every child – inside and outside the walls of the operating room. This work is predicated on three core pillars – providing advanced clinical care, performing ground-breaking research and offering industry-leading training programs - that combine to provide the best care for every child.
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the United States and is ranked in the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children’s hospitals. Our clinicians and researchers work together to conduct clinical and laboratory research to improve patient care, examine the outcomes of treatments and train the next generation of investigators. Learn more »
Our surgeons are helping to improve the care provided to children around the world by training the next generation of surgeons. Our departments offer the most surgical residency and fellowship programs of any free-standing pediatric hospital in the US. Training programs are also offered to other surgeons, offering the ability to advance their skills in more advanced techniques such as minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Learn more »