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Anitha Sara John, MD, PhD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Outpatient Cardiology
Director, Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program

Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1457319006

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

Anitha John, MD, PhD, is an adult congenital heart disease specialist who sees patients at the main campus in Washington, DC. She is one of a handful of physicians with subspecialty training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, which she completed at the Mayo Clinic. Prior to this, Dr. John trained in both internal medicine and general pediatrics at Brown University and then subsequently completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research is focused on clinical outcomes in congenital cardiology. She has a joint appointment at Children’s National and Washington Hospital Center.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Villanova University Villanova, PABachelor of Science 1992 -1996
Graduate Education Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia, PADoctor of Philosophy 1999
Medical School Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia, PADoctor of Medicine 1994 -2001
Journal Article, John A.S., Rothman, V.L., and Tuszynski G.P. (2010), Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) Stimulates Expression of Integrin ?6 in Human Breast Carcinoma Cells: A Downstream Modulator of TSP-1 Induced Cellular Adhesion, Journal of Oncology, 645676.

Journal Article, John A.S. McDonald-McGinn , D.M., Zakai, E., and Goldmuntz, E. (2009), Aortic Root Dilation in Patients with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome., American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, 149A, 5, 939-942.

Journal Article, John A.S., Rothman, V.L., Hu, X.L.., and Tuszynski G.P. (2009), Thrombospondin-1 Up-regulates Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase (TIMP-1) Production in Human Tumor Cells: Exploring the functional significance of in tumor cell invasion., Experimental and Molecular Pathology, 87, 3, 184-188.

Journal Article, Wakiyama T, Shinohara T, Shirakusa, T., John A.S. and Tuszynski G.P. (2001), The localization of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), cysteine-serine-valine-threonine-cysteine-glycine (CSVTCG) TSP receptor, and MMP-9 in colorectal cancer, Histology and Histopathology, 16, 2, 345-351.

Journal Article, John A.S., Tuerff, S.D., Kerstein M.D. (2000), Nonocclusive Mesenteric Infarction in Hemodialysis Patients, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 190, 1, 84-88.

Journal Article, John A.S., Schaff H.V., Drew T., Warnes C.A., and Ammash N., Adult Presentation of Interrupted Aortic Arch: Case presentation and a review of the medical literature, Congenital Heart Disease, in press.

Journal Article, John A.S., Gurley F.A., Schaff H.V., Warnes C.A., Phillips S.D., Arendt K.W., Abel M.D., Rose C.H., and Connolly H.M., Cardiac Surgery in the Pregnant Patient, Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Anitha John, MD, PhD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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