Gail Pearson, MD Cardiologist


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

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1518051945

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

  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. 



Gail Pearson, MD, ScD, is an attending physician at Children's National Health System. Dr. Pearson's areas of expertise include pediatric cardiology, pediatric echocardiography, and pediatric clinical trials.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1997
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1994
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1992
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1991
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • MA, Public Administration, Health Care Management, 1978
    American University
  • BA, Sociology, 1973
    University of Michigan
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Gail Pearson

Patient story

Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Cardiac dysfunction in preterm and term neonates following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery Newborn drug development initiative workshop summary

(2006) Journal of Pediatrics

Design and rationale of a randomized trial comparing the BlalockTaussig and right ventricle pulmonary artery shunts in the Norwood procedure

(2008) Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Heart failure in children Part I history etiology and pathophysiology

(2009) Circulation Heart Failure

Heart failure in children Part II diagnosis treatment and future directions

(2009) Circulation Heart Failure

Highrisk medical devices children and the FDA regulatory challenges facing pediatric mechanical circulatory support devices

(2007) American Society for Artificial Internal Organs

Rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial of beta blocker therapy atenolol vs angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy losartan in individuals with Marfan syndrome

(2007) The American Heart Journal

Report of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and National Marfan Foundation Working Group on Research in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

(2008) Circulation

Report of the NHLBI working group on research in adult congenital heart disease

(2006) Journal of American College of Cardiology

The pediatric heart network a primer for the conduct of multicenter studies in children with congenital and acquired heart disease

(2006) Journal of Pediatric Cardiology

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