Recommended Physicians

The following are the physicians that Tiny Hero recommends to any parent of a CDH baby.

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Dr. David Kays

Pediatric surgeon David Kays, M.D., is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program. Dr. Kays also serves as director of the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) Program and co-director of the Fetal Diagnosis/Treatment Program.

Dr. Kays brings more than two decades of clinical and research leadership in the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a life-threatening birth defect, to the Department of Surgery and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. His research has focused on defining the best treatment strategies for this challenging neonatal diagnosis and contributed to significant advances in surgical repair. Dr. Kays and his team achieved an 90 percent survival rate for surgical repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia over a 20-year period.