Your child will find expert, pediatric-focused care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, which offers a medical destination with a comprehensive array of leading-edge treatment services for international patients.
Meet our Team
Meet our team serving the families of our international patients.
Parents, no matter where they are in the world, want the best for their children. We know it can be stressful to have a child who needs expert medical care, and we’re here to help. The International Patient Services Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides a one-of-a-kind medical concierge experience. We assign each international patient family a dedicated care coordinator who provides personal assistance and facilitates arrangements for your child to access the expertise and resources of Johns Hopkins Medicine — a world-renowned health care provider.
Our team is dedicated to combining your child’s medical needs, your family’s individual preferences, and your cultural, linguistic and religious expectations to provide truly comprehensive care that makes Johns Hopkins All Children’s feel as close to home as possible. We also can advise you on accessing the many amenities of central Florida.
Once our department receives all the patient’s necessary documentation, the patient care coordinator will personally finalize all arrangements, including appointment scheduling, confirmation and pre-registration. Our financial coordinators also assist the families with financial assessment and clearance. When the families arrive at Johns Hopkins All Children’s they will experience a streamlined, stress-free admission process.
At A Glance
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We were ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Florida in U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2022, with eight pediatric specialties honored among the top 50 nationally. Some of our top specialty areas for international patients include:
Brain and Spinal Cord Surgery
Physician-in-chief George Jallo, M.D., has performed neurosurgery on patients from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Guatemala and the Middle East. We have one of the largest teams of pediatric neurosurgery specialists in Florida with expertise in a comprehensive array of brain and spinal cord care, including childhood neuro-oncology.
Cancer and Blood Disorders
We provide comprehensive care for childhood cancer and blood disorders, including rare conditions not commonly treated at other centers. We offer expertise in bone marrow transplant techniques that improve outcomes for children with leukemia and lymphoma. We were also the first children’s hospital in Florida certified to offer CAR T-cell therapy.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
We founded the first inpatient center in the United States dedicated solely to the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Infants treated by David Kays, M.D., and the team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s experience a survival rate greater than 90% in most cases, which exceeds national benchmarks. Every case of CDH is different — whatever you may have been told about your child’s chances with CDH, we urge you to speak with our team and learn about options for your baby.
Esophageal and Airway Treatment
Led by esophageal and airway expert Jason Smithers, M.D., our team cares for infants, children and young adults with complex esophageal and airway problems, including esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.
Heart Surgery and Cardiology
Our team has experience with treating congenital heart defects (CHDs) from infants into adulthood. Our Fetal Heart Program assists in diagnosing CHDs before babies are born and can develop an individualized treatment plan for each child. We have experts in cardiology, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery available to meet your child’s needs.
Newborn and Fetal Care
Our team has experience providing medical transport for dozens of high-risk pregnant women and newborns, to bring them to the expert care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. We treat more than 100 low and extremely low birth weight babies each year in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which has a Level IV ranking, the highest available from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our neonatology team can call on our CDH, Fetal Heart, Intestinal Rehabilitation and other teams for whatever your baby needs.
We provide a comprehensive sports medicine program with expertise in a range of childhood sports injuries and orthopaedic procedures. We also are the exclusive provider of sports medicine and general and mental health services at IMG Academy, an international boarding school based in Bradenton, Florida. IMG is a leader in education, training and professional development for young athletes. The health services team onsite includes pediatric sports medicine specialists, nurses and physical therapists.
Read more about our patients and families:
Six-year-old Ananya arrived at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on a ventilator. With expert care from the team in the Heart Institute, she left the hospital 76 days later with a new heart, and hugs and smiles for her care team.
Ron and Maria Del Carmen couldn’t have imagined what would be required to keep their daughter alive and safe in her first two years of life — a journey that would lead them from Guatemala to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
George Jallo, M.D., takes a compassionate approach to helping kids with some of the most complex central nervous system conditions imaginable. He talks about what inspired him to pursue medicine, and how the hospital’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences continues to grow.
Henry and his family traveled thousands of miles so he could receive specialized care from Dr. George Jallo, who leads the pediatric neurosurgery team, which has world-renowned skill with brain and spinal tumors.
Baby John-Derrick surprised his parents when they were here on vacation from their hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was born 3 months early and received care from a nurse practitioner in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s NICU with a very special connection to home.