Sarah Clauss, MD Cardiologist


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology


Sarah Ballow Clauss, MD, joined Children’s National in 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She then earned her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a pediatric cardiology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Clauss specializes in fetal echocardiography and dyslipidemias.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1996
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS, 1992
    Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Sarah Clauss, 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

Ezetimibe in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Hypercholesterolemia

(2009) Journal of Pediatrics

Efficacy and Safety of Lovastian Therapy in Adolescent Girls with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

(2005) Pediatrics

Cardiovascular Disease Risk

(0001) Handbook of Genomics and the Family: Psychosocial Context for Children and Adolescents

Primary Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome and Cardiac Involvement in a Child

(2003) Pediatric Cardiology

Surgery for Aortic Root Aneurysm in Children a 21 Year Experience in 50 Patients

(2004) Annals of Thoracic Surgery

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Jeanne Ricks' Story

Jeanne Ricks

Jeanne Ricks, BSN, MS, RN, NE-BC, Director of Outpatient Nursing and Ambulatory Services in Children's National's Heart Institute, said she was meant to be a nurse.

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