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

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

Patient Stories: Darren Klugman

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.

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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."

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"You may feel like your world is crumbling beneath you, but I am here to tell you that you will find the strength to do anything you have to do for your child."

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