Category: Programs

Mahi's Fight to Walk Makes Her a Hospital Celebrity

Posted on Jun 28, 2022 in Programs

After her parents were in a car accident, Mahi was born prematurely and she spent 45 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Mahi's bubbly personality, positive attitude and hard work in physical and occupational therapy has made her a patient celebrity at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Jennifer Katzenstein Finds Road to Success

Posted on May 03, 2022 in Programs

Growing up on a farm in upstate New York, Jennifer Katzenstein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, learned skills and a sense of work ethic that still impact her today as co-director of the Center for Behavioral Health. She talks about what drew her to the field of neuropsychology, and the future and potential of the center to help patients and families.

Ezra (Finally) Heads Home

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 in Programs

The number 529 will always have a special meaning for Olivia and her family. Because 529 days after her baby Ezra was born he is finally headed home – all because of a highly skilled medical support team comprised of doctors, nurses, therapists and others – from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for the very first time.

Resilient Riley

Posted on Apr 11, 2022 in Programs

Riley was just a year and a half old when he was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that affects about 1 in 200,000 people. With the specialized care and teamwork of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy for Non-Malignant Conditions, Riley, now 5, is back home with his siblings and growing stronger every day.

Big Hope for Tiny Baby with PDA

Posted on Apr 05, 2022 in Programs

After baby D’Shay was born nearly four months early, doctors discovered he had a congenital heart defect. He weighed just under 1.6 pounds when interventional cardiologist James Thompson, M.D., performed a specialized procedure that repaired D’Shay’s heart defect and set him on the road to continue progressing and growing.

A Love for Learning and Improving Care

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 in Programs

Neonatologist Jeane McCarthy, M.D., Ph.D., is the longest-serving woman physician on the Johns Hopkins All Children’s medical staff and a leading voice in neonatal care at the hospital and throughout the region. She talks about her career and what drew her to neonatology in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Cora’s Courage

Posted on Mar 03, 2022 in Programs

Since the day Cora was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), she and her parents have been in the battle of their lives — but they have a true friend in the fight. The team in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute is dedicated to healing children. And they are fighting for Cora.

Helping Moms Cope

Posted on Mar 02, 2022 in Programs

When Kentlee experienced feelings of helplessness after having her daughter, she wasn’t alone. About one in eight women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Kentlee found the help she needed in Lacy Chavis, Psy.D., a psychologist who works with the hospital’s Fetal Care Program.

A Part of the Heart Institute Family: Noavah’s Story

Posted on Feb 28, 2022 in Programs

Noavah has a smile and laugh that can turn any frown upside down, but she wasn’t always the happy baby she is now. A few days after she was born, Noavah was diagnosed with two congenital heart defects that affected her breathing and heart function. The team in the Heart Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s was there to help.

From the Hospital Halls to the Varsity Soccer Field

Posted on Feb 25, 2022 in Programs

A little more than a year after needing a heart transplant, 15-year-old Wilfre is back on the soccer field.

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