Operational for more than 125 years, Children's National Medical Center is a health care organization that provides pediatric care services to patients in Washington. It cures individuals who suffer from asthma, brain tumor, cardiac problems and allergies. The organization provides emergency trauma and burn services, as well as mental health care programs for infants. Its academic arm, Children s Research Institute conducts research in various fields, such as genetic medicine, cancer, immunology and neuroscience. Children's National Medical Center also provides hearing and speech, intestinal liver failure, teenage pregnancy, kidney transplantation and lymphoma programs. In addition, it offers various health education courses and maintains orthopedic, hematology, oncology, ophthalmology and plastic surgery divisions.