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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1977
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1974
    UCLA Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1972
    UCLA Medical Center

Board Certifications

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2017, 2016, 2015)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

National Provider ID: 1245204353


Thomas J. Hougen, M.D., is a pediatric cardiologist with Children's National Heart Institute. Dr. Hougen provides full cardiology services to patients and families, including outpatient visits, electrocardiograms, echocardiograms and other diagnostic testing as needed.

Dr. Hougen's pediatric cardiology practice joined Children’s National Health System in September 2014. His offices in Arlington, Va., and Northwest Washington, D.C., became Children’s National’s satellite cardiology clinics. He and other cardiologists continue to provide consultation to the Virginia Hospital Center nursery and pediatric ward.

4.9 / 5 4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 42 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.

  • 5.0 / 5

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

  • 4.9 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 5.0 / 5

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

  • 4.9 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider