Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is proud of its rich history of excellence in pediatric healthcare – a tradition that stretches all the way back to 1883. We’re the home of major developments and discoveries, including the science of teratology (the study of birth defects), the oral polio vaccine, artificial blood, the heart-lung machine, new lung surfactant replacement and the rotavirus vaccine. Today, we’ve grown to become one of the nation’s largest pediatric facilities, training programs and research institutions. Children’s staff members serve as the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Our treatment of rare and complex conditions draws patients from every state and dozens of other countries. 

To preserve our great history of treatments for rare and complex conditions, the medical center has produced a series of interviews with distinguished faculty and people who have made medical history.