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Richard Andrew Jonas, MD

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The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease

Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery

Heart Failure Program

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Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies, Complex Congenital Heart Disease

National Provider Identifier1861428955

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-2811
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Dr. Jonas is chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and co-director of the Children's National Heart Institute. He is a world-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon specializing in optimizing the developmental and cognitive outcomes of patients after surgery for congenital heart disease. He is a pioneer of corrective surgery, personally performing more than 350 complex congenital reconstructive procedures annually. Dr. Jonas has trained a large number of cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows during his career and maintains active NIH-supported laboratory and clinical research programs. Dr. Jonas also has helped in the development of a number of international cardiac surgical programs around the world and is a coveted international speaker and guest surgeon. He is the author of the leading pediatric cardiovascular surgery textbook in the field, Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease. He is also a co-author of two other textbooks in pediatric cardiac surgery. Safe cardiopulmonary bypass is critical to the success of a cardiac surgical program. Dr. Jonas maintains active laboratory and clinical research programs. He has spent his career studying ways to improve the safety of cardiopulmonary bypass, particularly as it relates to neurological development. His development of a clinical research program in cardiopulmonary bypass techniques has revolutionized the field of pediatric cardiac surgery. Using safer strategies for bypass has resulted in improved outcomes, quicker intensive care unit recovery, shorter lengths-of-stay, fewer neurological injuries, and better long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. Dr. Jonas continues to study advanced bypass techniques within the Children’s National Heart Institute in a dedicated research laboratory. He also has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School University of Adelaide Adelaide, AustraliaDoctor of Medicine 1974
National & International Recognitions
Gibbon AwardAmerican Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT)2013
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Volunteer Recognition AwardHarvard Medical School2000
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Vice PresidentCongenital Heart Surgeons Society2007 - 2009
PresidentCongenital Heart Surgeons Society2009
Editor Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual: 2003
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorMental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1996 - 2006
Principal InvestigatorNeurobehavioral Sequelae of Cardiac Surgery National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute2001 - 2006
Principal InvestigatorRandomized Therapeutic Trials in Pediatric Heart Disease National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute2001 - 2006
Principal InvestigatorClinical Trial of Hematocrit Strategy in Infant Heart Surgery National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute2002 - 2005
Principal InvestigatorNeuroprotection with serpins during cardiopulmonary bypassNational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute1998
Read more about the research interests of Richard Andrew Jonas
Journal Article, Newburger, J.W., Jonas, R.A., Soul, J., Kussman, B.D., Bellinger, D.C., Laussen, P.C., Robertson, R., Mayer, J.E., del Nido, P.J., Bacha, E.A., Forbess, J.M., Pigula, F., Roth, S.J., Visconti, K.J., d (2008), Randomized trial of hematorit 25% vs. 35% during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in infant heart surgery, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 135, 347-354.

Journal Article, Bacha, E.A., McElhinney, D.B., Guleserian, K.J., Colan, S.D., Jonas, R.A., del Nido, P.J., Marx, G.R. (2008), Surgical aortic valvuloplasty in children and adolescents with aortic regurgitation: acute and intermediate effects on aortic valve function and left ventricular dimensions, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 135, 552-559.

Book, Jonas, R.A. (2004), Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease.

Journal Article, Jonas, R.A., Wypij, D., Roth, S.J., Bellinger, D.C., Visconti, K.J., du Plessis, A.J., Goodkin, H., Laussen, P.C., Bartlett, J., McGrath, E., Rappaport, L.J., Bacha, E.A., Forbess, J.M., del Nido, P.J (2003), The influence of hemodilution on outcome after hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass: Results of a randomized trial in infants, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 126, 1765-1774.

Journal Article, Bellinger, D.C., Wypij, D., du Plessis, A.J., Rappaport, L.A., Jonas, R.A., Wernovsky, G., Newburger, J.W. (2003), Neurodevelopmental status at eight years in children with D-transposition of the great arteries: The Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 126, 1385-1396.

Journal Article, Stamm, C., Friehs, I., Duebener, L.F., Zurakowski, D., Mayer, J.E., Jonas, R.A., del Nido, P.J. (2002), Improving results of the modified Fontan operation in patients with heterotaxy syndrome, American Thoracic Surgery, 74, 1967-1977.

Journal Article, McCrindle, B.W., Blackstone, E.H., Williams, W.G., Sittiwangkul, R., Spray, T.L., Azakie, A., Jonas, R.A. (2001), Are outcomes of surgical versus transcatheter balloon valvotomy equivalent in neonatal critical aortic stenosis? , Circulation, 104, 1152-1158.

Journal Article, Sakamoto, T., Hatsuoka, S., Stock, U.A., Duebener, L.F., Lidov, H.G., Holmes, G.L., Sperling, J.S., Munakata, M., Laussen, P.C., Jonas, R.A. (2001), Prediction of safe duration of hypothermic circulatory arrest by near infrared spectroscopy, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 122.

Journal Article, Duebener, L.F., Sakamoto, T., Hatsuoka, S., Stamm, C., Zurakowski, D., Vollmar, B., Menger, M.D., Schafers, H.J., Jonas, R.A. (2001), Effects of hematocrit on cerebral microcirculation and tissue oxygenation during deep hypothermic bypass, Circulation, 104, 1260-1264.

Book, Castaneda, A.R., Jonas,R.A., Mayer J.E., Hanley, F.L. (1994), Cardiac Surgery of the Neonate and Infant.

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