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Gail D. Pearson, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Fetal Heart Program
Outpatient Cardiology

Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies, Fetal Echocardiogram

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1518051945

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

Dr. Pearson's area's of expertise include pediatric cardiology, pediatric echocardiography, and pediatric clinical trials.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MIBachelor of Arts Sociology 1973
Graduate Education American University Washington, DCMaster of Arts Public Administration, Health Care Management 1978
Medical School Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MDDoctor of Medicine 1991
National & International Recognitions
National Health Information AwardHealth Information Resource CenterPediatric Research Web Site2009
Golden Eagle AwardCINEChildren and Clinical Research DVD2008
Silver AwardTellyChildren and Clinical Research DVD2008
Director's AwardNHLBI/NIHInnovation in Pediatric Research2006

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Member-FellowAmerican Heart Association2003
Member-FellowAmerican College of Cardiology1999
Member-FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1998
Journal Article, Hsu, D., Pearson, G.D. (2009), Heart failure in children, Part II: diagnosis, treatment, and future directions, Circulation Heart Failure.

Journal Article, Hsu, D., Pearson, G.D. (2009), Heart failure in children, Part I: history, etiology, and pathophysiology, Circulation Heart Failure, 2, 63-70.

Journal Article, Pearson, G.D., Tabbutt, S., Wernovsky, G., Wruck, L.M., Atz, A.M., Colan, S.D., Jaggers, J., McCrindle, B.W., Prakash, A., Puchalski, M., Sleeper, L.A., Stylianou, M.P., Mahony, L. (2008), Design and rationale of a randomized trial comparing the Blalock-Taussig and right-ventricle-pulmonary artery shunts in the Norwood procedure, Journal of Thorasic Cardiovascular Surgery.

Journal Article, Pearson, G.D., Devereux, R., Loeys, B., Maslen, C., Milewicz, D., Pyeritz, R., Ramirez, F., Rifkin, D., Sakai, L., Svensson, L., Wessels, A., Van Eyck, J., Dietz, H.C. (2008), Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Marfan Foundation Working Group on Research in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders, Circulation, 118, 785-791.

Journal Article, Almond, C.S.D., Chen, E.A., Berman, M.R., Less, J.R., Baldwin, T., Linde-Feucht, S.R., Hoke, T.R., Pearson, G.D., Jenkins, K., Duncan, B.W., Zuckerman, B.D. (2007), High-risk medical devices, children and the FDA: regulatory challenges facing pediatric mechanical circulatory support devices, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 53, 4-7.

Journal Article, Lacro, R.V., Dietz, H.C., Wruck, L.M., Bradley, T.J., Colan, S.D., Devereux, R.B., Klein, G.L., Li, J.S., Minich, L.L., Paridon, S.M., Pearson, G.D., Printz, B.F., Pyeritz RE, Radojewski, E., Roman, M (2007), Rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial of beta blocker therapy (atenolol) vs. angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy (losartan) in individuals with Marfan syndrome, The American Heart Journal, 154, 624-631.

Journal Article, Roth, S.J., Adatia, I., Pearson, G.D., & members of the Cardiology Group (2006), Cardiac dysfunction in preterm and term neonates following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery: Newborn drug development initiative workshop summary, Journal of Pediatrics, 117, 3, 40-46.

Journal Article, Mahony, L., Sleeper, L.A., Anderson, P.A.W., Gersony, W.M., McCringle, B.W., Minich, L.L., Newburger, J.W., Saul, J.P., Vetter, V.L., Pearson, G.D. (2006), The pediatric heart network: a primer for the conduct of multicenter studies in children with congenital and acquired heart disease, Journal of Pediatric Cardiology, 27, 2, 191-198.

Journal Article, Williams, R.G., Pearson, G.D., Barst, R.J., Child, J.S., del Nido, P., Gersony, W.M., Kuehl, K.S., Landzberg, M.J., Myerson, M., Neish, S.R., Sahn, D.J., Verstappen, A., Warnes, C.A., Webb, C.L. (2006), Report of the NHLBI working group on research in adult congenital heart disease, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 24, 4, 701-707.

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

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