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Charles Berul, MD

Division Chief, Cardiology
4.9 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
48 Patient/Family Ratings
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Awards and Recognition:
    Top Doctors
    Washingtonian
    (2015, 2016, 2017)
    No. Va. Magazine
    (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

National Provider ID: 1639168438

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Outside Interests

  • American Heart Association 
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Biosense Webster, Inc. 

Bio

Biography

Charles Berul, MD, is division chief of Cardiology and co-director of the Children's National Heart Institute at Children's National Health System and holds the Van Metre Companies Professorship in Cardiology. He was born in Washington, DC and raised in the area.

Dr. Berul was the director of the Pacemaker Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School until coming to Children’s National Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Berul is a professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Berul is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young.  Dr. Berul has more than 150 publications in pediatric cardiology and is an invited speaker nationally and internationally and is an acknowledged expert in the area of pediatric cardiac electrophysiology.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Electrophysiology, 1994
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1994
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 1991
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Internship Program, General Pediatrics, 1989
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • MD, 1988
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • BS, 1984
    Bucknell University
  • MS
    Bucknell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Charles Berul

Sophia

Sophia's Story

During a routine 20-week prenatal ultrasound, Carol Kando-Pineda’s obstetrician in Fredericksburg, Virginia, spotted abnormalities in Carol’s unborn child that she referred to as “possibly inconsistent with life.”

Chip Teaser Image

Chip's Story

When Chip was born just three days after Christmas, his family was excited to welcome their new son into the world. But things immediately took a turn for the worse.


News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A multicenter experience with novel implantable cardioverter defibrillator configurations in the pediatric and congenital heart disease population

(2006) Journal Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

An Update on Channelopathies From Mechanisms to Management

(2013) Circulation

An Update on Channelopathies From Mechanisms to Management

(2013) Circulation

Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in young patients

(2004) Heart Rhythm

Digital music players cause interference with interrogation telemetry for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators without affecting device function

(2008) Heart Rhythm

Electrocardiographic observations in premature and term infants on cisapride therapy

(2006) Pediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy

How revealing are insertable loop recorders in pediatrics

(2008) Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology

Impact of transvenous ventricular pacing leads on tricuspid regurgitation in children and congenital heart disease patients

(2008) Journal Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology

Psychosocial factors and quality of life in children and adolescents with implantable cardioverter defibrillators

(2004) American Journal Cardiology

Reversibility of PRKAG2 glycogen storage cardiomyopathy and electrophysiologic manifestations

(2008) Circulation

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Electrophysiology, Arrhythmias and Ablation

Electrophysiology mapping

Watch this video to learn the ways that experts care for arrhythmias including ablation catheterization with a 3D mapping system, an advanced technique that is used by Children’s on a routine basis.

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