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DAISY Award Program

Exceptional nurses are selected by peers and leadership each month for a DAISY Award. Every nurse who receives The DAISY Award reminds us that an entire team is deserving of recognition and that it takes a team to provide great patient care.

Degenerative Disorders

Diagnostic evaluation and management of a wide variety of inherited and sporadic degenerative conditions of the nerves are treated in our Division of Neurology with collaboration from our Division of Medical Genetics.




The Division of Dentistry and Orthodontics provides care from the most basic preventive care to interceptive dentistry, craniofacial orthodontics, oral surgery, nasoalveolar molding and more.



The Division of Dermatology pairs the latest scientific developments with compassion to care for a wide range of skin conditions in infants, children, and adolescents,.


Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Research Program

The Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Research Program investigates basic mechanisms of human organ development, repair and regeneration. This work is designed to develop interventions at the bedside for lung hypoplasia or injury caused by prematurity, cleft palate, abnormal skin wounds, short gut and diabetes. 

Developmental Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Program of The Saban Research Institute is developing understanding of basic developmental neurobiological events by using a combined molecular genetic and cellular imaging approach. 

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Program provides parents with a complete and holistic understanding of each child’s strengths and challenges. We also assist primary caregivers in understanding and appreciate your child’s behavior in relationship to his or her overall development.


Diabetes and Obesity Program

Our program seeks to reverse the impact of obesity on children through research, patient care and outreach. Our program is a collaboration of adolescent medicine, endocrinology and nutrition experts to provide patients with access to a multidisciplinary obesity clinic.


Diabetes Type I and II

The Division of Endocrinology provides clinical care and conducts research on childhood diabetes, working on multiple fronts to advance early intervention, education and scientific investigation.


Diagnostic Radiology

Our doctors and other providers are experts at caring for children and use leading-edge imaging technology to help facilitate diagnosis and treatment. The Department provides the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient imaging services, offering accurate and timely imaging and laboratory interpretations.



The Division of Nephrology provides chronic dialysis for patients, including the smallest of children, including newborns. We use peritoneal dialysis to treat young, small patients, since families can be trained to do this at home.


Diaphragm Pacing

Diaphragm pacing is a unique treatment that we provide for patients with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. We are one of the three largest centers for Diaphragm Pacing in the nation. 


Dietetic Rotation

Directions and Maps

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Disaster Preparedness

In the event of a natural or manmade disaster, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is prepared to serve as a regional disaster center to triage care for children across the area.


Disaster Research

In September 2007, Dr. Jeffrey S. Upperman was awarded a one-year $5 million grant for the Healthcare Facilities Emergency Care Partnership Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center, which is being established in collaboration with the Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency (LAEMSA) seeks to:

  1. Expand the resources and expertise the hospital could offer to a network of geographically dispersed Los Angeles County healthcare facilities in the event of a local disaster
  2. Develop and deploy state-of-the-science pediatric disaster training to first response providers throughout the County


Doctors (by list and search)

The hospital's medical staff is comprised of hospital-based and community-based physicians. Physicians who are members of this medical group are renowned as world leaders in pediatric specialty medicine, including medical, educational and research programs.

Call Our Physician Referral Hotline at 888-631-2452

Dog Therapy Program

One of the most inclusive and innovative programs of its kind anywhere, our program visits all inpatient hospital units (including intensive care units) and appropriate outpatient clinics to comfort thousands of patients every year.



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The program provides for the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with abnormal lipids including familial hypercholesterolemia and metabolic syndrome.

Nutritional consultation and counseling are integrated into each patient's management plan. The program includes treatment and lifestyle counseling for patients and their families.



Faculty of the Division of Medical Genetics offer families of children with complex genetic diseases a spectrum of diagnosis, treatment and laboratory services based on the most recent scientific advances. We are also a center for the study of the factors that result in birth defects.