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Ashraf Saud Harahsheh, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Outpatient Cardiology
Preventive Cardiology Program

Specialties: Cardiology Post-Natal Follow-Up Clinic, Chest Pain, Arrhythmia, Syncope, Kawasaki disease, Heart Murmurs, Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies, Hyperlipidemia, Single Ventricle

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
Foreign LanguagesArabic
National Provider Identifier1164625273

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

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Phone: 301-297-4000
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Children's Outpatient Center in Annapolis

888 Bestgate Road
Suite 320
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Phone: 410-266-6582
Fax: 410-266-0943
Center Manager: Sheilah Pape

Dr. Harahsheh joined Children’s National in September 2008 as a full-time attending. Dr. Harahsheh completed his fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Harahsheh is board certified in pediatric cardiology, a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Harahsheh received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Jordan-College of Medicine, Amman, Jordan. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan. His primary interests include: Atrial Flutter/Fibrillation in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, the cardiac function in Anthracycline-Treated Children, and the use of B-type Natriuretic peptide as a marker for worsening cardiac function. Dr. Harahsheh plays a major role in teaching fellows outpatient and inpatient medicine. Dr. Harahsheh was named among the 2010 Who’s Who in America and America’s Top Pediatricians.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School University of Jordan Amman, JordanDoctor of Medicine 1993 -1999
National & International Recognitions
Who’s Who in America Marquis Who’s Who Publications2010
Who’s Who in America Marquis Who’s Who Publications2009
America’s Top PediatriciansConsumer’s Research Council of America2008
ACCF/Bristol-Myers Squibb Travel AwardAmerican College of CardiologyAnnual Scientific Session2008
Fellows- Travel AwardAmerican College of CardiologyAmerican College of Cardiology Legislative Conference2007
First PrizeAmerican College of Cardiology- Michigan Chapter Michigan Cardiology Fellows Society Poster Competition2007
America’s Top PediatriciansConsumer’s Research Council of America2007
Resident of the MonthChildren's Hospital of MichiganHematology/ Oncology Inpatient Ward2002
Resident of the MonthChildren's Hospital of MichiganRenal Inpatient Ward2002

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Heart Association2007 - 2009
MemberAmerican College of Cardiology2005 - 2009
MemberAmerican College of Cardiology- Michigan Chapter2005 - 2009
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics 2001 - 2009
MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography2009
MemberAmerican College of Cardiology- Michigan ChapterSection on Congenital Heart Disease2005 - 2008
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
InvestigatorB-type Natriuretic Peptide as a Marker for Worsening Cardiac Function in Anthracycline-Treated ChildrenChildren’s Hospital Of Michigan- Children’s Research Center of Michigan2006
Journal Article, Harahsheh A., Doty A. (2009), Choices We Make, Clinical Pediatrics, 48, 5, 481-482.

Journal Article, Oettgen B., Harahsheh A., Suresh S., Kamat D. (2008), Evaluation of a Global Health Training Program for Pediatric Residents, Clinical Pediatrics, 47, 8, 784-790.

Journal Article, Harahsheh A., Du W., Singh H., Karpawich P. (2008), Risk Factors for Atrioventricular Tachycardia Degenerating to Atrial Flutter/Fibrillation in the Young with Wolff-Parkinson-White, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 31, 10, 1307-1312.

Journal Article, Al-Abbadi M., Abuhammour W., Harahsheh A., Abdel-Haq N. Hasan R., Saleh H. (2007), Conjunctival Changes in Children with Kawasaki Disease: Cytopathologic Characterization, Acta Cytologica, 51, 3, 370-374.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Harahsheh A., Du W., Singh H., Karpawich P. (2007), Unmasked Atrial flutter/fibrillation In Children With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Poster session presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Journal Article, Harahsheh A., Kulkarni A., Becker C., Ross R. (2007), Conditions Mimicking Coarctation of the Aorta, Pediatric Cardiology, 28, 5, 385-388.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Harahsheh A., Aggarwal S., Du W., Pettersen M., Zilberman M., L’Ecuyer, Y. (2007), Diastolic Dysfunction in Anthracycline-Treated Children, Poster session presented at the 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Toronto

Conference Presentation - Poster, Harahsheh, A., Ross, R. (2007), Takayasu’s Arteritis Mimicking Coarctation of the Aorta in a Teenager, Poster session presented at the American College of Cardiology-Michigan Chapter Annual Meeting, Traverse city, MI

Journal Article, Abdel-Haq N., Harahsheh A., Asmar B. (2006), Retropharyngeal Abscess in Children: The Emerging Role of Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus, Southern Medical Journal, 99, 9, 927-931.

Journal Article, Forbes J., Harahsheh A., Rodriguez- Cruz E., Morrow W., Thomas R., Turner D., Vincent J. (2004), Angiographic and Hemodynamic Predictors for Successful Outcome of Transcatheter Occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Infants Less Than 8 Kilograms, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 61, 117-122.

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

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