Watch the videos and read the stories of the providers, staff, supporters, patients, families, volunteers and friends who make up the Seattle Children’s family.
Traditional medicine says what you eat doesn’t affect disease. But we’re proving that a diet can stop a lifelong disorder.
Our epilepsy monitoring unit records seizures as they occur to pinpoint their source.
A strategic gift brings together the expertise needed to better understand, prevent and treat concussions in kids and teens.
Creating the healthiest generation yet means tackling the nonmedical factors that make kids from low-income backgrounds sick.
Our researchers are helping more kids beat one of the deadliest pediatric cancers, giving new hope to patients nationwide.
Our new Gender Clinic is working to eliminate barriers to care for a population of kids who are at risk and underserved.
People like you help turn a gee-whiz idea into a tool that promises to improve surgical outcomes for kids with brain tumors.
We’re inserting new genetic instructions into cells to develop therapies that could cure diseases once and for all.
Ethan Roberts was diagnosed with Crohn's disease just before school began. Fortunately, psychologist Dr. Carin Cunningham was on his team, ready to help him see that his life is bigger than his disease.
Our Heart Center is pushing the envelope with techniques that make heart transplants available to more children.
Surgeons at Seattle Children’s helped introduce a technology that reduces surgeries for kids with severe scoliosis – and improves their lives.
Leading-edge technologies help researchers pinpoint how brain pathway activity differs between addicts and nonaddicts.
We pioneered a way to get rid of painful, disfiguring veins with less risk and almost no recurrence – using super glue.
Our next great era will leverage the power of our top-notch care and research to find new cures and help keep kids healthier.
You are helping us create a future where pediatric cancer treatment is less toxic and far less harmful.
As medicine pushes the boundaries of what can be done, Seattle Children’s bioethicists ask what is the best thing to do.
Fundraising guilds boost Seattle Children’s bottom line through fun, friendships and feel-good events.
We look at the whole picture – medical and nonmedical – to help kids from low-income and ethnically diverse families thrive.
On the journey to better treatments, clinical research studies are the bridge between new ideas and proven advances in care.
Our writing programs use professional poets to help families and staff give voice to their experience, find strength and heal.
Improving the lives of kids facing mental health issues – and their families – are key at Seattle Children’s.
We are pioneering ways to use catheters to repair complex heart problems, reduce complications and help kids recover faster.
When doctors told them there were no treatments for mitochondrial disease, families banded together to make Seattle Children’s a world leader in mitochondrial research – and help us test a breakthrough drug.
When injuries bench kids with disabilities, a specialized team of physical therapists helps them get back in the game.
We brought a newborn screening test to Washington to catch arare disorder when babies are still healthy enough to be cured.
Donor support enables Seattle Children's to offer innovative services and programs that help patients and families thrive.
Thanks to our donors, Seattle Children's can offer on-the-spot help when families are unprepared or unable to meet basic needs arising from their child's hospitalization.
For many medical providers, measuring patients’ health and progress is as easy as doing a blood draw and ordering a lab test. But the mileposts are less concrete for mental health specialists treating issues like depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Freda Liu and her colleagues are trying to overcome this by studying whether a systematic way of regularly measuring patients’ symptoms – called routine outcomes monitoring (ROM) – could help providers to assess treatment progress and respond to patients’ needs.
Chronic migraine can be so debilitating for teenagers that they have trouble going to school, stop participating in sports and lose touch with friends. Making matters worse, medication alone may not work for some youths with chronic migraine and many patients live far from providers like Dr. Emily Law, a psychologist and researcher who teaches patients ways to reduce their pain. Now Law is preparing to study how an innovative tool could bridge this geographic gap by helping patients with chronic migraine over the Internet.
Dr. Molly Adrian is chasing an elusive goal: finding a way to know when adolescents and young adults who contemplate suicide might actually try to harm themselves. She is pursuing an innovative solution – a computerized system that would scan adolescents’ social media posts for signs of crisis and alert a medical specialist or family member when someone needs immediate help.
Dr. Casey Lion’s research aims to overcome a harsh – and sometimes overlooked – reality: Children from low-income minority groups often have worse medical outcomes than kids who are white or from higher-income families.She is preparing to launch an innovative project to better identify what contributes to these disparities – and test a new way to overcome them.
Clinical research has improved the outlook for most kids with cancer. Here’s why the future promises to be even better.
Many drugs and treatments are made for – and tested on – adults. We’re making sure they’re as safe as possible for kids.
Dr. Leslie Kean broke new ground when she discovered that a rheumatoid arthritis drug could potentially eliminate GVHD. Now she is leading a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate whether the drug works in children. It’s the nation’s only multicenter pediatric clinical trial aimed at preventing GVHD.
Our IBD Center combines empathetic care and innovative treatment so kids can get back to doing what they love.
Efforts are underway to improve care for kids with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease with devastating impact.
Dr. Heather Carmichael Olson is part of a unique project to reduce alcohol’s impact on children in the Australian outback.
Dr. Frederick Rivara will help guide a new $5 million research program to find better ways to diagnose and treat youth concussions.
Dr. Kathleen Myers has spent the past two decades investigating how telemental health – mental health treatment delivered interactively, in real time via teleconferencing – can improve the lives of children in underserved communities.
Our pediatric experts are focused on how treatments today affect growing bodies in the future.
A revolutionary new surgery changes the picture for children with Apert syndrome.
Multiple sclerosis is becoming more prevalent in children, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Our researchers are developing innovative therapies to end its destructive toll.
Dr. Mark Stein’s passion for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) started three decades ago when, working as a camp counselor, he witnessed how stimulant medications affect kids – for better and for worse.
Seattle Children’s has the right mix of expertise to offer kids with spastic cerebral palsy a path toward independence.
Dr. Laura Richardson is investigating whether an integrative approach to mental healthcare – called collaborative care – can help teens with depression get better care, faster.
As one of the nation’s leading quality of care researchers, Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith is developing innovative ways to pinpoint which medical treatments, procedures and practices improve patients' lives, and which ones fall short.
Doctors at Seattle Children’s have developed groundbreaking tools that promise to fix the genetic causes of disease. Now they seek funding to turn the tools into cures.
Dr. Timothy Cox is on the trail of the genetic and environmental factors that cause cleft lip and palate.
Seattle Children’s is improving how we detect, prevent and treat the health problems that come in cancer’s aftermath.
Seattle Children’s surgeons apply the art and science of their craft to improve outcomes for kids.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute may be powered by the brightest scientific minds, but the original push for the institute came straight from the hearts of mothers.
Operated by the Center for Tissue and Cell Sciences, Seattle Children’s zebrafish aquatics facility is helping researchers pursue advanced therapies that repair congenital heart defects and other disorders – without invasive surgery or its complications.
Dr. Gary Walco is on a mission to make every child's experience at the hospital as painless as possible. Starting now.
When Destiny was born, doctors detected that her small bowel was blocked because the lumen of the bowel was not formed. She has undergone about a dozen surgeries and in January 2011 received a small bowel transplant at Seattle Children’s.
Dr. Rusty Novotny opens the door to better epilepsy care through his focus on integrated, multimodal imaging.
Seattle Children's Nephrology team takes an innovative approach to providing teens with chronic kidney disease what they need to live the lives they choose.
Dynamic duo Elizabeth Bennett and Dr. Linda Quan strive to stop drowning deaths through research, outreach and advocacy.
Dramatic innovations in cardiac catheterization mean fewer conditions require open-heart surgery. Seattle Children's interventional cardiologists are helping show the way.
We interviewed music therapist David Knott to find out how he uses music to help patients. He naturally turned to his musical instruments to explain.
No one appreciates the perseverance behind medical research more than Kari Foss, a member of Kentwood High School’s volleyball team, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 2.