Janet Scheel, MD Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program


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

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1184656217

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

  • HeartWare, Inc. 



Janet Scheel, MD, is the Medical Director of The Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at Children’s National Heart Institute. She received both her bachelors and medical degrees from Georgetown University. She then completed an internship in pediatrics at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center before returning to the Baltimore/Washington area for a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was a faculty member at the University of Maryland until returning to Johns Hopkins in 1999 where she helped grow the pediatric heart transplant program. She has lectured nationally and internationally on pediatric heart transplants. She is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, The American Society of Transplantation, and the International Pediatric Transplant Association. In addition, she is on the board of The Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Foundation and The Enduring Hearts Foundation.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1991
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1988
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1986
    New York Hospital
  • MD, 1985
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • BS, 1980
    Georgetown University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Janet Scheel

Patient story

Alexis's Story

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

Teresa's Story

Teresa, 2, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and waited on the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for nine months while she waited for a heart transplant. Her heart arrived on Christmas Day.

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Whisper's Story

"I hope if anything, you find the positive in your situation and believe in your child's doctors and team at Children's National. They have been there for us through so much and we couldn't have asked for a better experience than we had during this life-changing event."

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