Adzick received the John Scott Award — one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science awards — in November 2013. Past winners have included Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk and the Wright Brothers. Adzick is a world-renowned pioneer in fetal surgery, performing highly complex procedures on babies while still in the womb to correct debilitating or life-threatening birth defects. He founded the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, now the largest, most comprehensive fetal program in the world. Adzick was also the principal investigator at CHOP for a landmark clinical trial that demonstrated fetal surgery could substantially improve outcomes for children with spina bifida.
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