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Jeffrey Moak, MD

Director, Electrophysiology Program
4.3 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
54 Patient/Family Ratings
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Awards and Recognition:

    Top Doctors
    No. Va. Magazine
    (2015, 2016)

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Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1083708408

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Outside Interests

  • Medtronic, INc. 
  • Biosense Webster, Inc. 
  • Boston Scientific 



Jeffrey Moak, M.D., is the Director of Electrophysiology and Pacing Program in the Division of Cardiology at Children’s National Health System, and has held the position for more than 20 years. He is a professor at George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He treats children, adolescents, and young adults with cardiac arrhythmias and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.

Dr. Moak’s main interests have centered on cardiac arrhythmias, especially those that occur after open heart surgery, as well as those that appear in healthy children. At the moment, Dr. Moak and the cardiology team are working on developing non-fluoroscopic techniques for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias in children, non-pharmacologic methods for the control of arrhythmias that occur in the early post-operative period, and new methods for the treatment of children and adolescents with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

As one of the pioneers in the laser extraction technique, Dr. Moak holds funding for research to assess the best transvenous pacing leads to use in children. His interests led him to develop the Clinic for Autonomic Disorders Evaluation (CADE) at Children’s, which allows for treatment of autonomic nervous system disorders affecting the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. Dr. Moak and his team are initiating a new medical safety initiative assessing the safest practice for the treatment of children with cardiac arrhythmias in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Moak is a member of the ACC/HRS/AHA committee writing new guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of Syncope and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Electrophysiology, 1983
    Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1983
    NY Presbyterian-Columbia University Med. Ctr.
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1979
    University of Minnesota Hospital
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1977
    University of Minnesota Hospital
  • MD, 1976
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1973
    Boston University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Jeffrey Moak

Aidan Heart Story 2017 1

Aidan's Story

During his 1-month-old checkup at a local doctor’s office in California, Maryland, Aidan’s pediatrician detected a rapid heartbeat. He immediately sent them to Children’s National where doctors confirmed that Aidan’s tiny heart was beating twice as fast as it should be.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Dilated Cardiomyopathy Following Right Ventricular Pacing For AV Block in Young Patients Resolution after Upgrading to Biventricular Pacing Systems

(2006) Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Effectiveness of Excimer LaserAssisted Pacing and ICD Lead Extraction in Children and Young Adults

(2006) Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologic evidence for a conduction sling between AV nodes in complex congenital heart disease

(2008) Heart Rhythm

Failure of Propranolol to Prevent TiltEvoked Systemic Vasodilatation Adrenaline Release and Neurocardiogenic Syncope

(2006) Clinical Science (London)

George Washington University Cardiology Grand Rounds

(2008) Arrhythmias in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Heart Rhythm Society Meeting

(2005) Effectiveness of Excimer Laser-Assisted Cardiac Pacing and ICD Lead Extraction in Children and Young Adults

Managed Ventricular Pacing In Pediatric Patients And Patients With Congenital Heart Disease

(2007) Circulation

Sudden Death in Children Do the guidelines answer our questions

(2006) Cardiology

Supine lowfrequency power of heart rate variability reflects baroreflex function not cardiac sympathetic innervation

(2007) Heart Rhythm

Washington EP Society Meeting

(2007) Twin AV Node Reentry: An unusual form of SVT

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