Ashraf Harahsheh, MD Cardiologist



Ashraf Harahsheh, MD, joined Children’s National Health System in September 2008 as a full-time attending. Dr. Harahsheh completed his fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Harahsheh is board certified in pediatric cardiology, a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Harahsheh received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Jordan-College of Medicine, Amman, Jordan. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan. His primary interests include: Atrial Flutter/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 plays a major role in teaching fellows outpatient and inpatient medicine. Dr. Harahsheh was named among the 2010 Who’s Who in America and America’s Top Pediatricians. Dr. Harahsheh sees patients every Thursday at the Children’s National Health System’s main campus and the first and fourth Monday of every month at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2008
    Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • MD, 1999
    University of Jordan
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Ashraf Harahsheh

Matthew R.'s Story

"It is overwhelming for any parent with children of any age to have to experience something like this. Now that I am and have gone through the experience I cannot thank Children's National enough for its kindness, professionalism, and knowledge."

Caelen's Story

Our son Caelen was diagnosed in utero at 19 weeks. At first we thought, "why us?" As our pregnancy progressed, we began to think, "why not us," and started learning as much as we could.

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Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Owen's Story

"We are so thankful that we chose the remarkable doctors at Children's National to care for our son. The compassion and care that were given not just to Owen, but to our entire family, is something we will forever be grateful for."

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Julyan's Story

"When we go to doctor visits, the staff always remembers Juju. They make you feel at home, talk to you about everything, and listen. Children's National is a great hospital. "

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Choices We Make

(2009) Clinical Pediatrics

Conditions Mimicking Coarctation of the Aorta

(2007) Pediatric Cardiology

Conjunctival Changes in Children with Kawasaki Disease Cytopathologic Characterization

(2007) Acta Cytologica

Evaluation of a Global Health Training Program for Pediatric Residents

(2008) Clinical Pediatrics

Risk Factors for Atrioventricular Tachycardia Degenerating to Atrial FlutterFibrillation in the Young with Wolff-Parkinson-White

(2008) Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology

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