The announcement of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation was covered extensively in Washington, D.C., as well as in national and international media. Read reports from the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, The National (UAE), and others.
On Sept. 16, 2009, Children's National Medical Center announced the creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, focused on making children's surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain-free. The Institute was made possible by a $150 million gift from the Government of Abu Dhabi, the largest gift ever for pediatric surgery. Read more or view a photo gallery from the announcement.