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Craig A Sable, M.D.

Craig A Sable, M.D.

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Cardiac Imaging, Echocardiography, Pediatric Cardiology, Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE) more


Children's National Health System

Appointment Phone: 202-476-2020
111 Michigan Ave NW
Cardiology Dept, 3rd Floor Suite 200 W Wing
Washington, DC 20010 map
Phone: 202-476-2020 | Fax: 202-476-5700


Dr. Craig A. Sable is a pediatric cardiologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center, where he is the director of echocardiography and pediatric cardiology fellowship training, as well as the medical director of telemedicine. Dr. Sable is board certified in pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He practices out of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sable has expertise in cardiac imaging, echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiogram.

Dr. Sable earned his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Sable has led medical mission trips to Uganda, resulting in over 150 children receiving life-saving treatment. He has also helped improve the cardiology program for open heart surgery at the Uganda Heart Institute at Mulago Hospital.

Dr. Sable has been named a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, a Super Doctor by Washington Post magazine and a Regional Top Doctor for the Washington, D.C. area by Castle Connolly.

Dr. Sable is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He chairs several committees for the American Heart Association and American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Sable has contributed to numerous publications and presented on pediatric cardiology topics. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1989)


  • Pediatrics; Children's National Hospital (1992)


  • Pediatric Cardiology; Children's National Hospital (1995)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology) (1996)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Satou GM, Rheuban K, Alverson D, Lewin M, Mahnke C, Marcin J, Martin GR, Mazur LS, Sahn DJ, Shah S, Tuckson R, Webb CL, Sable CA; American Heart Association Congenital Cardiac Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and Council on Quality Care and Outcomes Research. "Telemedicine in Pediatric Cardiology: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association." Circulation. 2017 Feb 13. pii: CIR.0000000000000478. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000478.

Sanyahumbi AS, Hosseinipour M, Guffey D, Hoffman I, Kazembe PN, McCrary M, Minard CG, Van der Horst C, Sable CA. "HIV Infected Children in Malawi have Decreased Performance on the 6 Minute Walk Test with Preserved Cardiac Mechanics Regardless of Antiretroviral Treatment Status." Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Jan 3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001540.

Sims Sanyahumbi A, Sable CA, Karlsten M, Hosseinipour MC, Kazembe PN, Minard CG, Penny DJ. "Task shifting to clinical officer-led echocardiography screening for detecting rheumatic heart disease in Malawi, Africa." Cardiol Young. 2016 Dec 19:1-7.

Krishnan A, Pike JI, McCarter R, Fulgium AL, Wilson E, Donofrio MT, Sable CA. "Predictive Models for Normal Fetal Cardiac Structures." J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Dec;29(12):1197-1206. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.08.019.

Sims Sanyahumbi A, Sable CA, Beaton A, Chimalizeni Y, Guffey D, Hosseinipour M, Karlsten M, Kazembe PN, Kennedy N, Minard CG, Penny DJ. "School and Community Screening Shows Malawi, Africa, to Have a High Prevalence of Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease." Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Dec;11(6):615-621. doi: 10.1111/chd.12353.

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Super Doctor, Washington Post Magazine
  • Regional Top Doctor for Washington, D.C., Castle Connolly


  • American College of Cardiology


  • American Heart Association

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

American Heart Doctor Helps Children in Uganda. Voice of America (06/10/2015)

Potomac Doctor Fixes Broken Hearts. The Connection (03/31/2015)

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death. The Huffington Post (02/21/2015)

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