Childrens National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.
Dr. Catherine Bollard is the director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute. A distinguished hematologist and immunotherapist, she leads clinical and research efforts to fight cancer and other inflammatory diseases by strengthening a child’s immune system. She is currently working to develop cell and gene therapies for patients with cancer and underlying immune deficiencies. Additionally, Dr. Bollard is interested in stem cell and cord blood transplantation and improving outcomes by decreasing infectious complications and preventing relapse. She has a specific interest in targeting viral infections in the immune suppression population. Furthermore, she has moved T-cell therapies to the cooperative group setting.READ MORE
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
Associate Center Director Translational Research and Innovation, The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Jeffrey Dome is the Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Chief of the Divisions of Hematology and Oncology, and Associate Director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. He is an internationally recognized expert on pediatric solid tumors, with an emphasis on kidney tumors and sarcomas. Dr. Dome chaired the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Renal Tumor Committee, which oversees clinical research on kidney tumors at children’s hospitals around the world, for more than ten years. He is a member of the Hematology/Oncology Subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics and serves on numerous medical advisory boards for cancer foundations.READ MORE
Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences