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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1995
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1992
    Cornell New York Hospital
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1990
    Cornell New York Hospital
  • MD, 1989
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • BA, 1985
    Johns Hopkins University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2019)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2021, 2020, 2019)

National Provider ID: 1386704633


Mary Donofrio, M.D., is a national expert in prenatal cardiology and has published over 90 papers, including the American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease. She is one of the founders and current president of the Fetal Heart Society, a non-profit organization created to advance the art and science of prenatal cardiovascular medicine, improve the understanding of in-utero cardiovascular physiology by fostering scientific research, organized research collaboration and mentorship, and educate medical and research professionals through scientific publications, education and meetings.

Research & Publications

ACCFAHAAAP Recommendations for Training in Pediatric Cardiology Task Force 2 Pediatric Training Guidelines for Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging

(2005) Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Autoregulation of Cerebral Blood Flow in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease The Brain Sparing Effect A Multicenter Study

(2003) Pediatric Cardiology

Complete Heart Block Fetal Management Protocol Review of the Literature and Report of the Smallest Successful Pacemaker Implantation

(2004) Journal of Perinatology

Diagnosis and Management of Restricted or Closed Foramen Ovale in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease

(2004) American Journal of Cardiology

Fetal and Neonatal Arrhythmias Association with Maternal Diabetes and Neonatal Macrosomia

(2008) Journal of Perinatology

Impact of Congenital Heart Disease and Surgical Intervention on Neurodevelopment

(2009) Hemodynamics and Cardiology: Neonatal Questions and Controversies

Innovations in Fetal Cardiology Medical and Catheter Intervention Therapy

(2005) Heart Views

Pediatric Academic Society

(2008) Aorta Size Predicts Cerebral Oxygenation in HLHS Neonates: Pediatric Academic Society

Spectrum of Fetal Echocardiographic Findings in Fetuses of Women with Clinical or Serological Evidence of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

(2008) Journal of Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Heart-Brain Interaction in the Fetus Cerebrovascular Blood Flow in the Developing Human

(0001) Progress in Pediatric Cardiology