Ashraf Harahsheh, MD Cardiologist


Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
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Outside Interests
Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology (American Heart Association); DC Public Schools; Fairfax Neonatal Associates; Georgetown University; Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN - DC Medicaid plan) Quality Council and Credentialing Committees; Holy Cross Hospital; Medtronic, Inc.
Bio

Biography

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 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. Dr. Harahsheh’s recent honors and awards include:

  • 2016-2017 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Marquis Who’s Who Publications)
  • Top 10 Cardiologist 2014 (Vitals)
  • 2014 ACC Teaching Skills Workshop for Emerging Faculty Course 
  • Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians 2014 Edition (Consumer’s Research Council of America)
  • 2014 Honorable Mention in Education (Children’s National Health System)
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.

Patient story

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."

Patient story

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

Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
(2015) ST segment depression after Norwood/systemic-pulmonary artery shunt

Cardiology in the Young
(2014) Diastolic function in anthracycline-treated children

Pediatric Cardiology
(2014) Utility of Hand-Held Echocardiography in Outpatient Pediatric Cardiology Management

Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
(2014) Beyond the Standard Lipid Profile: What is Known about Apolipoproteins, Lp (a), and Lipoprotein Particle Distributions in Children?

Cardiology in the Young 
(2015) High Risk Single Ventricle Palliation in Children with Down syndrome - Single Institution Experience

Cardiology in the Young 
(2014) Identified Mortality Risk Factors Associated with Presentation, Initial Hospitalization, and Interstage Period for the Norwood Operation in a Multicenter Registry: A Report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC)

Consultant For Pediatricians
(2013) A Condition Mimicking Familial Hypercholesterolemia


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Matthew's Story

Patient story

"The doctors and staff of Children's National mend the broken hearts of not only the children, but the family of those children as well. My son is alive and well today because of the miracle that happened at Children's National."

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