Sarah Clauss, MD Cardiologist


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1700977493



Sarah Ballow Clauss, MD, joined Children’s National in 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and 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. Dr. Clauss is involved in the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative to improve outcomes in children with heart disease. She sees patients at the Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County on the second Tuesday of the month and at the Diabetes Care Complex in the main hospital on the second Friday of the month.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2002
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1999
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • MD, 1996
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS, 1992
    Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Sarah Clauss

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

Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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

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

(2005) Pediatrics

Ezetimibe in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Hypercholesterolemia

(2009) Journal of Pediatrics

Genetic Disorders of Lipoprotein Transport

(2003) Progress In Pediatric Cardiology

Patterning of Coronary Arteries in Wildtype and Connexin43 Knockout Mice

(2006) Developmental Dynamics

Pediatric Aspects of Dyslipidemia

(0001) Johns Hopkins Textbook of Dyslipidemia

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

The Comprehensive Phenotype of HutchinsonGilford Progeria Syndrome

(2008) New England Journal of Medicine

The Long Term Safety and Efficacy of a Low Fat Diet in Children with Elevated Low Density Lipoprotein

(2002) Minerva Pediatrica

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Brayden's Story

"The world of congenital heart defects is scary, but to know that there are people like those at Children's National to help guide you along the way is very comforting."

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