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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, 2002
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1999
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • MD, 1996
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS, 1992
    CORNELL University-The JOHNSON School

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2022)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023)

National Provider ID: 1700977493


Sarah Ballow Clauss, M.D., joined Children’s National in 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and then earned her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a pediatric cardiology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Clauss specializes in fetal echocardiography and dyslipidemias. Dr. Clauss is involved in the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative to improve outcomes in children with heart disease. She sees patients at the Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County on the second Tuesday of the month and at the Diabetes Care Complex in the main hospital on the second Friday of the month.

Research & Publications

Cardiovascular Disease Risk

(0001) Handbook of Genomics and the Family: Psychosocial Context for Children and Adolescents

Efficacy and Safety of Lovastatin Therapy in Adolescent Girls with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

(2005) Pediatrics

Ezetimibe in the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Hypercholesterolemia

(2009) Journal of Pediatrics

Genetic Disorders of Lipoprotein Transport

(2003) Progress In Pediatric Cardiology

Patterning of Coronary Arteries in Wild-type and Connexin43 Knockout Mice

(2006) Developmental Dynamics

Pediatric Aspects of Dyslipidemia

(0001) Johns Hopkins Textbook of Dyslipidemia

Primary Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome and Cardiac Involvement in a Child

(2003) Pediatric Cardiology

Surgery for Aortic Root Aneurysm in Children a 21 Year Experience in 50 Patients

(2004) Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The Comprehensive Phenotype of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

(2008) New England Journal of Medicine

The Long Term Safety and Efficacy of a Low Fat Diet in Children with Elevated Low Density Lipoprotein

(2002) Minerva Pediatrica

4.7 / 5 4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 47 Patient/Family Ratings)

About Our Patient Satisfaction Scores

The main Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

The ratings below are the average of specific questions about interactions with the care provider.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • 4.8 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.8 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider