Charles Berul, MD Division Chief, Cardiology

Bio

Biography

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. He earned his bachelor's and Master’s degrees in biology from Bucknell University and then received his doctorate of medicine from University of Maryland. Dr. Berul completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Yale, followed by specialty fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

  • M.D.**, 1988
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BS, 1984
    Bucknell University
  • MS
    Bucknell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Charles Berul, MD

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

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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."

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Electrocardiographic observations in premature and term infants on cisapride therapy

(2006) Pediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy

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

(2008) Heart Rhythm

Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in young patients

(2004) Heart Rhythm

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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