Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH


Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. By connecting cutting-edge research with family-centered patient care, the Neuro-Oncology Program at Nationwide Children’s is an international destination for children, adolescents and young adults with brain and spinal cord malignancies. Each year, families travel from around the nation and around the globe to access life-saving treatments – many unavailable anywhere else. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Housing Information

The Ronald McDonald House
(614) 227-3700
711 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43205

For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, at 711 E. Livingston Ave., families can find a place to call home while their children are being treated at the hospital. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay. The Ronald McDonald House is made available to every family, based on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on staying at the Ronald McDonald House while your child is receiving care at Nationwide Children's Hospital, visit:

Contact information


Nationwide Children's Hospital, Hematology/Oncology/BMT
700 Children's Drive, ED 5 E9
Columbus, OH 43205

Amy J. Yekisa, CCRP
Clinical Research Associate
Phone: (614)722-6570
Fax: (614) 722-4635


Principal Investigator
Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Baki is a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. His research interests include novel immune-based treatment strategies for pediatric brain tumors. From 2013 until 2015, Dr. Abdel-Baki has served as the Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology program at Cardinal Glennon Children’s medical center, Saint Louis University. During these two years, Dr. Abdel-Baki has been nominated for the Ambassador Choice Award at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
Co-Principal Investigator
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Dr. Finlay is internationally recognized as a leading authority in the management of children, adolescents and young adults with brain tumors. He is focused especially on young children with treatment strategies that avoid radiotherapy; children with medulloblastoma; other PNET, germ cell tumors, ependymoma, gliomas (low grade and high grade) and choroid plexus carcinomas.