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Ashraf Saud Harahsheh, M.D.

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Languages: English, Arabic


Arrhythmia, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Syncope


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. Ashraf S. Harahsheh is a pediatric cardiologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Calvert Memorial Hospital and Frederick Memorial Hospital. Dr. Harahsheh is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. He practices out of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Harahsheh has expertise in arrhythmia, cardiology post-natal follow-up, heart murmurs, Kawasaki disease and syncope. He has clinical interest in atrial flutter and fibrillation in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, the cardiac function in anthracycline-treated children and the use of B-type natriuretic peptide as a marker for worsening cardiac function.

Dr. Harahsheh has been named a Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, one of America’s Top Pediatricians by Consumer’s Research Council of America and a Top 10 Cardiologist by Vitals.

Dr. Harahsheh earned his medical degree from University of Jordan. He completed residencies in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, as well as a pediatric cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Harahsheh is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Harahsheh has contributed to numerous publications. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MBBS, University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine (1999)


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan / Pediatrics (2004)
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan / Pediatrics (2005)


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan / Pediatric Cardiology (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Cardiology (2008)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2004)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Harahsheh AS, O'Byrne ML, Pastor B, Graham DA, Fulton DR. "Pediatric Chest Pain-Low-Probability Referral." Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Jan 1:9922816684605. doi: 10.1177/0009922816684605.

Harahsheh AS, Ottolini M, Lewis K, Blatt B, Mitchell S, Greenberg L. "An Innovative Pilot Curriculum Training Pediatric Residents in Referral and Communication Skills on a Cardiology Rotation." Acad Pediatr. 2016 Sep-Oct;16(7):700-2. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.05.146.

Harahsheh AS, Hom LA, Clauss SB, Cross RR, Curtis AR, Steury RD, Mitchell SJ, Martin GR. "The Impact of a Designated Cardiology Team Involving Telemedicine Home Monitoring on the Care of Children with Single-Ventricle Physiology After Norwood Palliation." Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jun;37(5):899-912. doi: 10.1007/s00246-016-1366-y.

Cross RR, Harahsheh AS, McCarter R, Martin GR; National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. "Identified mortality risk factors associated with presentation, initial hospitalisation, and interstage period for the Norwood operation in a multi-centre registry: a report from the national pediatric cardiology-quality improvement collaborative." Cardiol Young. 2014 Apr;24(2):253-62. doi: 10.1017/S1047951113000127.

Activities & Honors


  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who's Who Publications, 2016 - 2017
  • America's Top Pediatricians, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2014
  • Top 10 Cardiologist, Vitals, 2014
  • Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017


  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Cardiology

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • The Impact of a Designated Cardiology Team Involving Telemedicine Home Monitoring on the Care of Children With Single - Ventricle Physiology After Norwood Palliation
    Presentation, 65th Annual Scientific Session, Chicago, Illinois (04/01/2016)
    American College of Cardiology
  • Chest Pain in Children: The Charge Implications of Unnecessary Referral! A Multi-Institutional Analysis
    Presentation, 65th Annual Scientific Session, Chicago, Illinois (04/01/2016)
    American College of Cardiology

Patient Ratings & Comments

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