Karen Kuehl, MD, MPH Cardiologist


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

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1093888109

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Karen Kuehl, MD, MPH, is a congenitalcardiologist who is part of the Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program, a collaborative program between Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Health System.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MPH, 1997
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Electrophysiology, 1982
  • Fellowship Program, Biochemistry, 1976
    University of Virginia Health Center
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiology, 1974
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1969
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1967
    Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital
  • MD, 1965
    Harvard Medical School
  • BA, 1961
    Swarthmore College
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Karen Kuehl

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

Derek's Story

"The doctors and nurses at Children's have always done everything that they can to make my experiences pleasant. In a sense, many have become an extension of my family."

Patient story

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."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Cluster of Hypoplastic Left Heart Malformations of the Cardiac Outflow Tract

(2005) Expert Review of Cardiac Therapy

A population based study of Transposition of the Great Arteries

(2002) Possible Association with Environment Factors Teratology

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Malformations of the Cardiac Outflow Tract

(2005) Expert Review of Cardiac Therapy

Long Term Complications of Congenital Heart Surgery Grand Rounds Adult Cardiology

(2000) George Washington University School of Medicine

Presentation on arrhythmia management to the Childrens Heart Conference

(2000) The Children's Health Information Network

The Fontan Circulation

(2000) Washington Hospital Center Adult Cardiology Conference

Transcutaneous Implantation of an Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator in Small Infant with Recurrent Myocardial Ischemia and Cardiac Arrest Simulating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

(2004) PACE

Transition to Adulthood in Congenital Heart Disease

(2006) Missed Adolescent Milestones

View publications on PubMed

Gary's Story

"His experience has made him, and us, much stronger people. I am forever grateful to Children's National for saving his life."

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