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Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023, 2022, 2021)

National Provider ID: 1164625273


Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.A.P., joined Children’s National Hospital in September 2008 as a full-time attending. He is currently the director of the Kawasaki Disease Program and Cardiology Resident Education 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 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 main campus, Children's National Annapolis, Children's National Upper Marlboro, 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

Research & Publications

Harahsheh AS, Sharron MP, Bost JE, et al. Comparison of First and Second Wave Cohorts of Multisystem Inflammatory Disease Syndrome IN Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022;41(1):e21-e25. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000003388

Harahsheh AS, Kipps AK, Hart SA, et al. High Acuity Therapy Variation Across Pediatric Acute Care Cardiology Units: Results from the Pediatric Acute Care Cardiology Collaborative Hospital Surveys. Pediatr Cardiol. 2021;42(5):1074-1081. doi:10.1007/s00246-021-02584-3

Phillips AA, Sable CA, Atabaki SM, Waggaman C, Bost JE, Harahsheh AS. Ambulatory cardiology telemedicine: a large academic pediatric center experience. J Investig Med. 2021;69(7):1372-1376. doi:10.1136/jim-2021-001800

Harahsheh AS, Hamburger EK, Saleh L, et al. Promoting Judicious Primary Care Referral of Patients with Chest Pain to Cardiology: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Med Decis Making. 2021;41(5):559-572. doi:10.1177/0272989X21991445

Loke YH, Berul CI, Harahsheh AS. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children: Is there a linkage to Kawasaki disease?. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2020;30(7):389-396.

4.7 / 5 4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 82 Patient/Family Ratings)

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  • 4.7 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

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