Charles Berul, MD Division Chief, Cardiology

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4.9 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1639168438

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Outside Interests

  • American Heart Association 
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Biosense Webster, Inc. 



Charles Berul, MD, is division chief of Cardiology and co-director of the Children's National Heart Institute at Children's National Health System. He was born in Washington, DC and raised in the area.

Dr. Berul was the director of the Pacemaker Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School until coming to Children’s National Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Berul is a professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Berul is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Dr. Berul has more than 150 publications in pediatric cardiology and is an invited speaker nationally and internationally and is an acknowledged expert in the area of pediatric cardiac electrophysiology.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1994
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Electrophysiology, 1994
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 1991
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Internship Program, General Pediatrics, 1989
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • MD, 1988
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BS, 1984
    Bucknell University
  • MS
    Bucknell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Charles Berul

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."

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.

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."



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A multicenter experience with novel implantable cardioverter defibrillator configurations in the pediatric and congenital heart disease population

(2006) Journal Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

An Update on Channelopathies From Mechanisms to Management

(2013) Circulation

An Update on Channelopathies From Mechanisms to Management

(2013) Circulation

Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in young patients

(2004) Heart Rhythm

Digital music players cause interference with interrogation telemetry for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators without affecting device function

(2008) Heart Rhythm

Electrocardiographic observations in premature and term infants on cisapride therapy

(2006) Pediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy

How revealing are insertable loop recorders in pediatrics

(2008) Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology

Impact of transvenous ventricular pacing leads on tricuspid regurgitation in children and congenital heart disease patients

(2008) Journal Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology

Psychosocial factors and quality of life in children and adolescents with implantable cardioverter defibrillators

(2004) American Journal Cardiology

Reversibility of PRKAG2 glycogen storage cardiomyopathy and electrophysiologic manifestations

(2008) Circulation

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