Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area

Pediatric HTC

Children’s National Health System’s Hemophilia Treatment Center
Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 476-3622

The Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) at Children's National Health System (CNHS) was among the first federally funded pediatric centers. The need for comprehensive care for hemophilia was conceptualized by Dr. Sanford Leiken, former Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, and implemented through the NIH's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Children's HTC staff is involved in the search for safer blood and blood products, offered to our patients through clinical research protocols.

What Children's HTC Offers:
  • A multi-disciplinary team integrating medical, psychosocial and subspecialty care in a family centered environment with a special emphasis on the pediatric patient.
  • Annual comprehensive evaluation. Comprehensive care enables your child to be evaluated by the entire Comprehensive Care Team, which includes hematologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapist, social worker, and additional specialty services including genetic counselor, dentists, orthopedic surgeons and other services as needed.
  • Comprehensive care also means physicians and fellows are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Integration of the family into clinical decision-making.
  • A series of different clinical trial options, particularly for previously untreated patients.
  • New parent teaching and home/self-infusion training sessions for parents and patients.
  • Full service on-site laboratory with specialized coagulation labs to diagnose hemophilia identify inhibitors and other complex bleeding disorders.
  • Accessibility in the community at outpatient facilities in Rockville, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
  • Educational programs and networking opportunities for families.
  • Coordinated care for surgical or complex medical issues.
  • State of the art emergency room facilities.