Call: 1-202-476-5000

Find a Doctor
Email this page Email This Page
Print this page Print This Page

  Join Us On:
  Follow Children's on Facebook  Facebook
  Follow Children's on Twitter  Twitter
  Watch Children's on YouTube  YouTube

Michael C. Slack, MD

Read Parents' 

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Cardiac Catheterization (Diagnostic and Interventional)

Specialties: Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) , Complex Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies, Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), Vascular Anomalies

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1588758940

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Map | Driving Directions
Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
Map | Driving Directions

Phone: 571-226-8380
Fax: 571-226-8362
Read Parents' 


Dr. Slack performs the most advanced innovative cardiac catheterization procedures in patients with congenital heart problems over a wide range of ages. Dr. Slack uses the latest technology in the treatment of both routine and the most complex problems encountered. He possesses special expertise with the use of intravascular stents in the treatment of severe pulmonary artery stenosis and other blood vessel abnormalities. Dr. Slack also employs the Excimer Laser as well as the latest balloon angioplasty catheter techniques in the treatment of these complex and varied cardiovascular problems. Dr. Slack specializes in the catheter based device closure of abnormal blood vessels and holes inside the heart.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of California-Santa Cruz BA 1979
Medical School F.E. Herbert School of Med. 1983
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Physicians Laureate AwardThe Larry King Cardiac Foundation2005
Howard H. Johnson AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1988

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
FellowSociety for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions1999 - 2009
FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
MemberAmerican Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease in the Young subsection
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorPost-Market Surveillance Study For The Amplatzer® Atrial Septal Occluder DeviceChildren's National Medical Center/ Institutional Review Board2002
Principal InvestigatorAmplatzer® Cribiform Atrial Septal Occluder and Amplatzer® 40 mm Atrial Septal Occluder, Phase II StudyChildren's National Medical Center/ Institutional Review Board/ Children's National Medical Center2002
Principal InvestigatorPhase II FDA IDE Clinical Trials, Amplatzer® Muscular VSD Occluder Device for the transcatheter closure of muscular ventricular septal defects (VSD)Children’s National Medical Center/ Institutional Review Board2001
Principal InvestigatorAMPLATZER Atrial Septal Occluder Device, Phase IIb FDA IDE Clinical Trial & Continued Use ProtocolInstitutional Review Board/ Children’s National Medical Center/ Institutional Review Board1999
Conference Presentation - Poster, Kanter, J., Slack, M.C. (2007), Catheter-based interventions for critical Sano shunt obstruction, Poster session presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 30th Annual Scientific Sessions

Journal Article, Steinberg, D.H., Pichard, A.D., Satler, L.F., Slack, M.C., et al. (2007), Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: Past, Present, and Future, Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy , 5, 5, 881-891.

Journal Article, Joshi, A.S., Tanna, N., Elmaraghy, C.A., Obokhare, I., Ponsky, T.A., Pena, M.T., Slack, M.C. (2007), Nonsurgical Treatment of Tracheoinnominate Artery Fistula in the Pediatric Population, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 133, 294-296.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Slack, M.C. (2007), Devices & Preparations of Patients for ASD/PFO Device Closures, Poster session presented at the Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies (CRT) 2007 Meeting-Nurse & Tech Symposium

Conference Presentation - Poster, Slack, M.C. (2007), St. Jude Premere PFO Closure System, Poster session presented at the Emerging Devices & Innovative Therapies Session, Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies (CRT) 2007 Meeting

Journal Article, Slack, M.C. (2006), Coarctation of the Aorta: The Need for Innovation, Congenital Cardiology Today, 4, 1-8.

Journal Article, Slack, M.C. (2006), Non-surgical Alternatives in the Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects-Congenital Interventional Cardiology Moves into the 21st Century, US Cardiology, 196-196.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Slack, M.C. (2006), Devices and Outcomes of Atrial Septal Defect and PFO Closure, Poster session presented at the Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies (CRT) 2006 Conference, Arlington, VA

Journal Article, Slack, M.C. (2005), The Emerging Role Of The Cutting Balloon in Congenital Interventional Therapy, Congenital Cardiology Today, 3, 15-19.

Conference Presentation - Poster, O’Neil, B., Verghese, S., Hannallah, R., Slack, M. (2004), General Endotracheal Anesthesia: A Preferred Technique for TEE-guided Amplatzer® Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defects in Children?, Poster session presented at the American Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Michael Slack, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

Feedback Form