About the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Nurse with babyEvery day at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH), located within the University of Maryland Medical Center, teams of caregivers deliver cutting edge medicine in a compassionate way. With more than 20 areas of specialty medicine, children may be seen at one of our many outpatient locations around the State, or they may need to be inpatients at our Baltimore hospital. Recognized throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region as a resource for critically and chronically ill children, UMCH physicians and staff excel in combining advanced medicine with family-centered care. With more than 130 pediatric specialists, our goal is to be the hospital of choice for the children and families of Maryland and beyond.


Innovative Treatments and Specialized Care for Children

The 19 private rooms in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit provide healing spaces for patients with cardiac or respiratory failure, severe infections, neurological emergencies or who are recovering from surgery.

The Children’s Hospital has the highest level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to care for babies born prematurely or with complications. The new Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit gives each baby and family a private room designed for the environmental sensitivities of newborns, such as lighting and noise.

UMCH quick numbersThe NICU follow-up program follows babies for three years after discharge to provide ongoing evaluation and guidance related to the development of high-risk children during the first three years of life.

The pediatric emergency department is completely separated from the adult emergency room. Here, board-certified pediatric emergency doctors along with specially-trained pediatric ED nurses and technicians care around-the-clock for a wide range of medical problems. Children ranging from infancy through age 18, receive warm, friendly care designed to meet the needs of children and their families.

The Children’s Heart Program specializes in providing a continuum of care for babies born with heart conditions from birth all the way through childhood and into adulthood. Because of the medical and surgical innovations of programs like this, children with congenital heart disease are now living long, healthy lives.

Child Life specialists build playtime and activities into patients’ schedules, allowing kids to be kids, when they need care in the hospital.

Pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose diseases within the entire gastrointestinal tract through the use of a non-invasive camera that patients swallow in pill form, which allows specialists to see inflammation and obstruction inside the body.

UMCH is home to the east coast’s first Breathmobile, a mobile asthma unit that makes regular visits to many schools, providing ongoing asthma and allergy care for children, close to home. The Breathmobile helps prevent asthma attacks, the #1 cause of pediatric emergency room visits.

The pediatric hematology/oncology program is a member of Children’s Oncology Group, a national research organization with a shared commitment to preventing, treating and curing childhood cancer.

Infectious disease experts from the Children’s Hospital travel the world to help protect children by researching vaccines and treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.

To read more about the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, visit umm.edu/programs/childrens.

Meet our Volunteer Leadership

UMCH Board of Advisors

Mr. George “Chip” Doetsch, III

Mr. Richard E. Armiger

Lillian R. Blackmon, MD

Mr. Neil Bloom

David Bromberg, MD

Mr. Timothy L. Conder

Mr. Steve Dubin

Mrs. Gayle E. Headen

Mrs. Stacy Hoffman

Mr. Richard M. Hoffman

Mr. Richard Huffman

Murray M. Kappelman, MD

Mr. Jay M. Klein

Mr. Robert Jensen

Ms. Amy Macht

Mr. Brent Myers

Mr. Charles J. Nabit

Mr. Kevin P. Rast

Ms. Cereta Spencer

Ms. Jennifer J. Stearman

Mr. Craig A. Thompson

Mr. Edward I. Wight, Jr.