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Calendar of Events

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles supports a wide variety of events in support of our mission.


Camp CHLA is an annual event that gives high school students an opportunity to explore careers in health care. Join us for five full days of education, observation and participation in the daily activities of professionals.


We provide comprehensive and innovative clinical care for children with cancer through our Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases.


Cancer Patient Support (HOPE) Program

The HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service at CHLA provides psychosocial support and education to patients diagnosed and treated in ourChildren's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases.

Cancer Research Program

The Basic and Translational Research Program of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases integrates laboratory and clinical expertise in the search for answers for children with cancer and blood diseases.


Cardiac Critical Care 

Our Heart Institute provides critical care for children who are born with complex disorders of the heart and lungs in our 24-bed cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU). 

Cardiac Electrophysiology

A team of leading cardiologists, nurses and technicians in our Division of Cardiology in our Heart Institute tests and treats patients for irregular heartbeats using a wide array of devices that can help specialists evaluate and treat patients.



The Division of Cardiology is recognized as a leader in state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis and treatment cares for children with heart or blood vessel problems that may not require surgery.


Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU)

Our Heart Institute provides critical care for children who are born with complex disorders of the heart and lungs in our 24-bed cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU). 

Cardiothoracic Surgery

The surgeons of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in our Heart Institute are known for their innovative surgical techniques, some of which were pioneered at our hospital, and are now used across the nation to improve the lives of children with heart and lung defects.


Cardiothoracic Transplantation

The Heart Institute is a pioneer in pediatric heart transplant procedures for children with end-stage cardiac or pulmonary disease.


Career Opportunities

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles attracts talented employees from across the nation who want to contribute to healthier futures of children now and in the future.

CATCH Program

The CATCH Program supports children of all ages with missing, small or weak arms, hands or fingers. The program is open to all patients who receive care through the hospital's Hand and Microsurgery Program in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center.


Celebrity and Industry Partners

The hospital has developed dedicated programs to engage professionals and organizations across the sports, music, arts, fashion and entertainment community who want to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.


Center for Innovation

The Center for Innovation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) engages medical technology and pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, institutional and social impact investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists, as partners in the development and commercialization of new medical devices, therapies and other health care solutions destined to significantly improve care

Center for Personalized Medicine

The Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM), within the Division of Genomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is committed to using genetic information to make personalized treatment possible. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, personalized medicine sets the stage for discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in individuals.


Center of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is among the top hospitals in the nation for endocrinology and diabetes care. We provide clinical care and conducts research on childhood diabetes, growth, weight management, general endocrinology and bone metabolism.


Cerebral Palsy

The Division of Neurology coordinates care for children with cerebral palsy.


Chaplaincy Residency

Our training program brings theological students and clergy from all faith traditions into supervised spiritual care with patients and families to offer Level I, Level II and Supervisory Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

Chest Wall Deformities

Surgeons in the Division of Surgery are using approaches to correcting chest wall deformities that are more minimally invasive than ever, reducing scarring and rigidity of the chest wall.


Chiari Malformation & Spinal Cord Syringes

Surgeons in the Division of Neurosurgery have partnered with the Children’s Orthopaedic Center to stop the progression of scoliosis using a special set of tests and procedures.


Child Abuse (CARES Team) Team

The Audrey Hepburn CARES Center provides services for children and their families when we identify that a patient has been the victim of abuse or neglect.

Child Life

Members of the Child Life program partner with members of the patient care team to help patients, their siblings and family members cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury and hospitalization.


Child Life Internship Program

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers child life internship for undergraduate and graduate students, or independent students that are no longer affiliated with a university.

Children's AIDS Center

Our organization is the largest pediatric AIDS and HIV care provider in the western United States.


Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

Our center has been leading the fight against pediatric cancer and blood diseases for more than six decades.


Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Care for children epilepsy is a major focus for our Division of Neurology with expertise in epilepsy that is particularly difficult to control.


Children's Family Laboratory

CHLA Family Laboratories offers services to patients of all ages – neonates, children, adults, and the elderly - at several locations throughout the community.


Children's Fund

Members of our community who contribute to the Children’s Fund, make it possible for us to not only provide family-centered care but improve our surgical excellence, invest in research and discover, all while training the caregivers of the futures.

Children's Optical

Because a child’s eyes are growing and developing, Children’s Optical, located in Monrovia, offers one-stop shopping for patients needing prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, frame repairs, accessories and protective eyewear.


CHOIR Center and Clinic

The Community, Health Outcomes and Intervention Research Program (CHOIR) of The Saban Research Institute works to promote the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and families.

Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy

Infants with a variety of chronic and congenital lung disorders are cared for by experts in our Division of Pulmonology.


Chronic Pain Program

Outpatient evaluation and pain management services are provided for children and adolescents through our Pediatric Pain Management Clinic.


Cleft Lip and Palate, International Adoptions

When families adopt a child born overseas, if a health issue (such as cleft lip and palate) exists with the child, there can be great benefit to coordinating care at our hospital as opposed to relying on local adoption agencies to identify local care for the child. In particular, cleft lip and palate may benefit from treatment delay.


Clinical Genetics

Complete diagnostic evaluations for children affected by a wide range of genetic conditions are completed by members of our Division of Medical Genetics.


Clinical Immunology Service

Our physicians use advanced techniques to care for children with primary immune deficiency disorders. 


Clinical Laboratory

Children’s Hospital Laboratories offers the following specialized testing capabilities. Our laboratories are licensed and accredited by the State of California and other accrediting agencies, such as The College of American Pathologists (CAP), AABB, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and American Society for Histocompatibily & Immunogenetics (ASHI).


Clinical Pastoral Education

We offer an interfaith professional education program for spiritual care and counseling as well as ministry in a variety of others through an internship and residency.

Clinical Pathology Laboratory

Our hospital houses a full-service clinical laboratory along with several specialty laboratories to meet our patients needs as well as the needs of our community.


Clinical Research Support

The Saban Research Institute is home to a robust infrastructure to support clinical research and clinical trials in the Clinical Research Support Office. 


Comfort, Pain & Palliative Care Program

Our Comfort and Palliative Care team can significantly improve a child’s and family’s well-being, and guide the whole family throughout all stages of illness and the entire hospital experience.


Communication Disorders

Members of our speech and language pathology team help children improve or correct communication disorders.


Community Engagement Research

Through our affiliation with the University of Southern California, we launched the Los Angeles Basin Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to support interdisciplinary and collaborative research that improves human health and health care.

Community Health Outcomes and Intervention Research (CHOIR) Program

Research plays a critical role in understanding why some children are at greater risk for poorer health than others and how best to intervene to improve health and health outcomes. This diverse program works through community outreach to understand the mechanisms that drive health outcomes so that communities can intervene in support of their members.

Community Health Research Program

Our Community Health Outcomes and Intervention Research (CHOIR) Program conducts a broad array of community-based public health research to understand and prevent the leading barriers to the health and wellbeing of children living in Los Angeles, such as diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS, drug use and violence. 

Community Programs and Impact

From community health improvement services to education and research—Children's Hospital Los Angeles collaborates with members of our community to serve thousands of children each year—helping them avoid unnecessary injury or health issues that might otherwise result in their needing our hospital’s care.


Community-Based HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention Research

CHOIR investigators received several grants to support community-based HIV and substance abuse prevention among vulnerable youth.

Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Clinic (NF Clinic)

The Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles specializes in providing multi-disciplinary medical care to individuals living with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and Schwannomatosis.

Concussion Program

The Sports Concussion Clinic in the Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a comprehensive team of experts to care for your child and answer any questions parents may have.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Clinic

The Division of Endocrinology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is committed to improving the quality of care and services for individuals with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH).

Contact Lens Program

The Contact Lens Program in The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, conducted by optometrist Dr. Natalia Uribe, sees about 700 patients a year, some as young as one month old.

Cornea Institute

The Cornea Institute in The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles serves as the major referral center for pediatric eye care.

Craniofacial & Cleft Care

Specialists in the Craniofacial and Cleft Center of the Division of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery have extensive experience in the treatment and follow-up care of children born with congenital malformations of cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies.

Craniofacial Orthodontics

Our team works in concert with our Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery to provide orthodontic care for children who are receiving treatment for cleft lip and palate.

Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship

The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles craniofacial orthodontics fellowship is one of the few programs in the United States to be awarded full accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Craniosynostosis & Craniofacial Reconstruction

The Craniosynostosis Center in the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery currently is the only team in the country developed specifically to address the needs of children born with craniosynostosis.

Critical Care Medicine

Our Division provides services for two intensive care units – the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), an integral part of The Heart Institute.

CT (Computed Tomography) Diagnostic Services 

Computed tomography or CT images are produced by a X-ray beam that provides cross-section images of organs and other internal structures.

Cystic Fibrosis Center

We provide care for approximately 700 patients with cystic fibrosis annually at our hospital and its affiliated sites.

Cytogenetics Laboratory Services

The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases clinical programs are aimed at providing state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment, medical and psychosocial care, as well as long term management of patients with pediatric hematologic and oncologic diseases.