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Ashraf Harahsheh, MD

Awards and Recognition:
    Top Doctors
    No. Va. Magazine


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1164625273



Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D., joined Children’s National Health System in September 2008 as a full-time attending. He is currently the Director of Resident Education in the Division of Cardiology and is active in inpatient and outpatient care, as well in the Preventive Cardiology Program with a focus on hyperlipidemia. Dr. Harahsheh completed his fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.

Dr. Harahsheh is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the National Lipid Association and the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Harahsheh received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Jordan-College of Medicine, Amman, Jordan. He is an active member of the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease’s National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC).

His research interests include resource utilization, quality improvement and development of new educational programs teaching the next generation of providers communication skills surrounding subspecialty referral. Dr. Harahsheh sees patients at the Children’s National Health System main campus, Annapolis Regional Outpatient Center, Upper Marlboro Regional Outpatient Center, Cardiology Clinic at Charlotte Hall, Md., and Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va..

Dr. Harahsheh’s recent honors and awards include:

  • 2016-2017 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Marquis Who’s Who Publications)
  • Top 10 Cardiologist 2014 (Vitals)
  • 2014 ACC Teaching Skills Workshop for Emerging Faculty Course 
  • Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians 2014 Edition (Consumer’s Research Council of America)
  • 2014 Honorable Mention in Education (Children’s National Health System)
  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence at the Seventh Annual Children's National Health System Research and Education Week
Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2008
    Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • MD, 1999
    University of Jordan


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

BMC Medical Education
(2017) Usage of 3D models of tetralogy of Fallot for medical education: impact on learning congenital heart disease

Clinical Pediatrics 
(2017) Pediatric Chest Pain—Low-Probability Referral: A Multi-Institutional Analysis From Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs®), the Pediatric Health Information Systems Database, and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 

Academic Pediatrics 
(2016) An Innovative Pilot Curriculum Training Pediatric Residents in Referral and Communication Skills on a Cardiology Rotation

Pediatric Cardiology
(2016) The Impact of a Designated Cardiology Team Involving Telemedicine Home Monitoring on the Care of Children with Single-Ventricle Physiology after Norwood Palliation 

Pediatric Anesthesia 
(2016) Preoperative Evaluation and Comprehensive Risk Assessment for Children with Down Syndrome

Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
(2015) ST segment depression after Norwood/systemic-pulmonary artery shunt

Cardiology in the Young 
(2015) High Risk Single Ventricle Palliation in Children with Down syndrome - Single Institution Experience

Cardiology in the Young
(2014) Diastolic function in anthracycline-treated children

Pediatric Cardiology
(2014) Utility of Hand-Held Echocardiography in Outpatient Pediatric Cardiology Management

Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
(2014) Beyond the Standard Lipid Profile: What is Known about Apolipoproteins, Lp (a), and Lipoprotein Particle Distributions in Children?

Cardiology in the Young 
(2014) Identified Mortality Risk Factors Associated with Presentation, Initial Hospitalization, and Interstage Period for the Norwood Operation in a Multicenter Registry: A Report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC)

Consultant For Pediatricians
(2013) A Condition Mimicking Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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