Jeffrey Becker, MD Cardiologist

Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
Bio

Biography

Jeffrey A. Becker, MD, joined Children’s National Health System in August 2008 as a full-time attending. He is primarily located at Holy Cross Hospital providing pediatric cardiology services to both inpatients and outpatients. Dr. Becker recently retired from 20 years of military service as an Army Colonel. He was Assistant Chief of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging. Dr. Becker received his doctorate of medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC He completed his residency in pediatrics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and his fellowship training in cardiology at Children's National. His primary interests include: non-invasive cardiac imaging and outpatient cardiology.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1988
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • MS, Public Health/Epidemiology, 1984
    University of Massachusetts
  • BS, Biology, 1980
    George Washington University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Jeffrey Becker, MD

Patient story

Alexis's Story

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

Patient story

Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Failure of intrapartum antibiotics to prevent cultureproven neonatal group B streptococcal sepsis

(1993) Journal of Perinatology

False negative urine latex particle agglutination testing in neonates with Group B Streptococcal bacteremia A function of improper test implementation

(1993) Clinical Pediatrics

Cardiovascular complications adversely affect survival during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

(1998) Critical Care Medicine

Medical triage assistant A sensor suite for far forward medical care

(2004) Proceedings of the Advanced Technology Applied to Combat Casualty Care

The African origin of the common mutation in AfricanAmerican patients with Glycogen Storage Disease Type II

(1998) American Journal of Human Genetics

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