RARECast: Children’s National Launches First-of-its-Kind Rare Disease Center

February 10, 2017

Last month, Children’s National Health System, the world’s largest provider of care for children with rare genetic disorders, announced the formation of Children’s National Rare Disease Institute. Billed as a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases. The National Organization for Rare Disorders has designated it as its first Center of Excellence of Clinical Care for Rare Diseases. We spoke to Marshall Summar, Chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Children’s National and Chairman of NORD, about the new institute, the ambitious vision for it, and the role it hopes to play in transforming care for people with rare diseases.

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