The Nation’s Foremost Experts in Immunodeficiency Transplants
The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program for Metabolic and Immune Disorders is led by Blachy Dávila Saldaña, M.D., one of the only BMT physicians in the country with advanced training in transplant for immunodeficiencies. Our program is recognized as a leader in developing cutting-edge treatments for children with complex primary immune deficiencies, making us one of the only dedicated programs of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region.
We are at the forefront of research involving cytotoxic T cell therapies against several viruses, providing ways to eradicate these infections in children who are not able to do so on their own. This superior level of expertise means your child will receive the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team, which includes specialists in BMT, genetics, neurology, ophthalmology, neuropsychology, orthopaedics, nutrition, physical therapy and social work.
Conditions We Treat
Our team treats a broad range of disorders that affect a child’s immune system or metabolism, including:
- Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID)
- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS)
- Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
- I-kappa B-alpha mutation
- Reticular dysgenesis
Glossary of Terms
1 Bone Marrow: The spongy center of bones that is the “factory” for all blood cells in circulation