Darren Klugman, MD Cardiac Critical Care Specialist



Darren Klugman, MD, moved to Washington, DC, for medical school at George Washington University and has been at Children's National Health System ever since. He completed his pediatric residency at Children's National followed by a 5-year fellowship in both critical care and cardiology. He is a member of the divisions of critical care and cardiology and is an attending in the cardiac intensive care unit. Darren is the Director of Medical Safety for the hospital and the Director of Quality and Outcomes for Children's National Heart Institute. His clinical and research interests are focused on improving quality and safety as well as postoperative management in the cardiac intensive care unit.  

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2010
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2002
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • BA, 1996
    Emory University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Darren Klugman

Children's National Health System

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.

Halloween 2009

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."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Dexmedetomidine induced bradycardia progressing to sinus arrest a series of 3 patients

(2009) Accepted

Offlabel drug use in a single center pediatric intensive care unit

(2009) Accepted

Pediatric patients hospitalized with myocarditis A multiinstitutional analysis

(2009) Pediatr Cardiol.

Update on myocarditis in children

(2010) Curr Opinion Pedriatr.

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