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Charles Ira Berul, MD

Division Chief, Children’s National Medical Center

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease

Division Chief, Cardiology

Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm Team)

Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies, Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia (Electrophysiology), Pacemaker and Defibrillator Management

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1639168438

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-226-8380
Fax: 571-226-8362

Charles Berul, MD, is division chief of Cardiology and co-director of the Children's National Heart Institute. He was born in Washington, DC and raised in the area. He earned his bachelor's and Master’s degrees in biology from Bucknell University and then received his doctorate of medicine from University of Maryland. Dr. Berul completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Yale, followed by specialty fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Berul was the director of the Pacemaker Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School until coming to Children’s National Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Berul is a professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Berul is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Dr. Berul has more than 150 publications in pediatric cardiology and is an invited speaker nationally and internationally and is an acknowledged expert in the area of pediatric cardiac electrophysiology.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Graduate Education Bucknell University Master of Science 1984
Undergraduate Education Bucknell University Bachelor of Science 1980 -1984
Medical School University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, MDDoctor of Medicine 1984 -1988
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
FellowAmerican Academy of PediatricsCardiology1986
FellowAmerican College of Cardiology1992
FellowHeart Rhythm SocietyProgram, Membership Committees1997
MemberAmerican Heart AssociationCV Disease Young, Basic Science1994
MemberSociety for Pediatric ResearchYoung Investigators Committee2000
PresidentPediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) 2013
Journal Article, Berul, C.I., Webster, G. (2013), An Update on Channelopathies : From Mechanisms to Management, Circulation, 127, 126-140.

Journal Article, Berul, C.I., Webster, G. (2013), An Update on Channelopathies : From Mechanisms to Management, Circulation, 127, 126-140.

Journal Article, Berul CI, Van Hare G, Kertesz NJ, Dubin AM, Cecchin F, Collins KK, Cannon BC, Alexander ME, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Friedman RA (2008), Results of a multicenter retrospective implantable cardioverter defibrillator registry of pediatric and congenital heart disease patients. , Journal American College Cardiology, 51, 1685-1691.

Journal Article, Webster G, Jordao L, Martuscello M, Mahajan T, Alexander ME, Cecchin F, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Berul CI (2008), Digital music players cause interference with interrogation telemetry for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators without affecting device function, Heart Rhythm, 5, 545-550.

Journal Article, Wolf CM, Arad M, Ahmad F, Sanbe A, Bernstein SA, Toka O, Morley G, Robbins J, Seidman CE, Seidman JG, Berul CI (2008), Reversibility of PRKAG2 glycogen storage cardiomyopathy and electrophysiologic manifestations, Circulation , 117, 144-154.

Journal Article, Webster RG, Margossian R, Alexander ME, Cecchin F, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Berul CI (2008), Impact of transvenous ventricular pacing leads on tricuspid regurgitation in children and congenital heart disease patients, Journal Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology , 21, 65-68.

Journal Article, Frangini PA, Cecchin F, Jordao L, Martuscello M, Alexander ME, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Berul CI (2008), How revealing are insertable loop recorders in pediatrics?, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 31, 338-343.

Journal Article, Berul CI, Ward RM, Kearns GL, Kerstens R, Robinson PK, van den Ouweland FA (2006), Electrocardiographic observations in premature and term infants on cisapride therapy, Pediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy, 7, 77-88.

Journal Article, Stephenson EA, Batra AS, Knilans TK, Gradaus R, Balagi S, Dubin AM, Rhee EK, Thøgersen AM, Walsh EP, Berul CI (2006), A multicenter experience with novel implantable cardioverter defibrillator configurations in the pediatric and congenital heart disease population, Journal Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 17, 41-46.

Journal Article, Morwood JG, Triedman JK, Berul CI, Cecchin F, Alexander ME, Khairy P, Walsh EP (2004), Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in young patients, Heart Rhythm, 1, 301-308.

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