Dilip Nath, MD Cardiac Surgeon


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-2327

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Amer Bd of Thoracic Surg - Congenital Cardiac Surg
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Dilip Nath, MD, has an outstanding background as a transplant researcher, as well as having completed extensive training in complex congenital cardiac surgery.

Dr. Nath has an undergraduate degree in bioengineering. After attending New York University Medical School he undertook his general surgical training at the University of Minnesota. His training in cardiothoracic surgery was undertaken at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Nath was then able to secure one of the few ACGME accredited fellowship training positions in congenital cardiac surgery.

Dr. Nath has more than 30 publications, as well as numerous abstract presentations.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2010
    Washington University
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, 2008
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiac Surgery, 2007
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellowship Program, General Surgery, 2005
    University of Minnesota Hospital
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 2004
    University of Minnesota Hospital
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 2000
    University of Minnesota Hospital
  • MD, 1999
    New York University School of Medicine
  • BS, Bioengineering, 1995
    University of California-Berkeley
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Dilip Nath

Cardiac Surgeon Dilip Nath

Pediatric cardiac surgeon Dilip Sri Nath, MD, of Children’s National Heart Institute, has extensive training in complex congenital cardiac surgery. He has worked at Children’s National Health System since 2010. He is Assistant Professor of Congenital Heart Surgery at George Washington University. He also is a heart transplant researcher.

Patient story

Triton's Story

"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."

Teresa's Story

Teresa, 2, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and waited on the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for nine months while she waited for a heart transplant. Her heart arrived on Christmas Day.

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Alex's Story

"He is proud of his scar. He likes to tell people he is special and when they ask him why, he will tell them he had a bad heart and the doctors at Children's National made it all better."

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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."

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Athena's Story

"To all the parents out there with a baby with hypoplastic left heart, good days will come. These babies overcome what seems impossible and have so much love to offer."

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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Sarah's Story

"I know how difficult it is, when you don't have all the answers, and are not getting much sleep in the hospital with your child. I want to assure you that the answers will come."



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