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  • Billie Lou Short, MD, Executive Director, ECMO Program 
  • Venkat Shankar, MD, Medical Director, ECMO Program 
  • John Berger, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac ECMO Program
  • Gary Oldenburg, MS, RRT-NPS, ECMO and VAD Program Manager

  • Neonatal referrals should be directed to: 202-476-5040 or 202-476-5433.
  • Pediatric referrals should be directed to: 202-476-2010 (pediatric ICU), 202-476-5433 or the hospital operator 202-476-5000.

Children's ECMO program is one of the largest in the nation, running a national/international training program in addition to an annual international scientific conference on ECMO.

- Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center