Christopher Spurney, MD Cardiologist


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1902983281

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Telethon Foundation
  • Armgo Pharma 
  • Capricor Therapeutics Inc. 



Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2001
    New York and Presbyterian Hosp
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1999
    New York and Presbyterian Hosp
  • MD, 1998
    New York Medical College
  • BA, 1991
    Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Christopher Spurney

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.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American College of Cardiology 55th Annual Scientific Session

(2006) Gene expression profiling of left ventricular tissue mdx mice showing echocardiographic evidence of cardimyopathy

American Society of Echocardiography 14th Annual Scientific Sessions

(2003) Assessment of Fetal mouse Cardiovascular Function by High Frequency Echocardiography Utilizing Web-based Digital Image and Data Collection

Differential Effects of Haloperidol and Clozpine on Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in Rats

(1999) Synapse

ENU induced mouse mutations causing congenital cardiovascular anomalies

(2004) Development

Glutamate Receptors in the Postmortem Striatum of Schizophrenia Suicide and Control Brains

(1997) Synapse

High Frequency Ultrasound Database Profiling Growth Development and Cardiovascular Function in C57BL6J Mouse Fetuses

(2004) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Multicentric Osteosarcoma Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome and Secondary Nasopharyngeal Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma A Case Report and Review of Literature

(1998) Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Subnuclear Distribution of 5HT1A Receptors in the Huam Nucleus of the Solitary Tract and Selected Structures of the Caudal Medulla

(1997) McGill Journal of Medicine

Use of Hand Carried Ultrasound Devices by Critical Care Physicians for the Diagnosis of Pericardial Effusions Decreased Cardiac Function and Left Ventricular Enlargement in Pediatric Patients

(2005) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Weinstein Cardiovascular Development Meeting

(2004) High Frequency Ultrasound Biomicroscopy for Cardiovascular Phenotyping

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