Darren Klugman, MD Cardiologist



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. His areas of clinical and research interests are in the postoperative care of single ventricle patients as well as heart failure and mechanical support.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 2002
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • BA, 1996
    Emory University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Darren Klugman, 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.

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."

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

Update on myocarditis in children

(2010) Curr Opinion Pedriatr.

Pediatric patients hospitalized with myocarditis A multiinstitutional analysis

(2009) Pediatr Cardiol.

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Cameron's Story

"I hope this letter gives hope to other parents that may be in this same situation. Early diagnosis is the key."

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