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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2010
    Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, 2009
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, 2005
    Hasbro Children's Hospital
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, 2002
    Hasbro Children's Hospital
  • MD, 2001
    Drexel University College of Medicine
  • PHD, 1999
    Drexel University College of Medicine
  • BS, 1996
    Villanova University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine/Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2023, 2022)

National Provider ID: 1457319006


Anitha John, M.D., Ph.D., is an adult congenital heart disease specialist who sees patients at the main campus in Washington, D.C. She is one of a handful of physicians with subspecialty training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, which she completed at the Mayo Clinic. Prior to this, Dr. John trained in both internal medicine and general pediatrics at Brown University and then subsequently completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research is focused on clinical outcomes in congenital cardiology. She has a joint appointment at Children’s National Hospital and Washington Hospital Center.

Research & Publications

Adult Presentation of Interrupted Aortic Arch Case presentation and a review of the medical literature

(0001) Congenital Heart Disease

Aortic Root Dilation in Patients with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

(2009) American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A

Cardiac Surgery in the Pregnant Patient

(0001) Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Nonocclusive Mesenteric Infarction in Hemodialysis Patients

(2000) Journal of the American College of Surgeons

The localization of thrombospondin1 TSP1 cysteine serine valine threonine cysteine glycine CSVTCG TSP receptor and MMP9 in colorectal cancer

(2001) Histology and Histopathology

Thrombospondin1 TSP1 Stimulates Expression of Integrin 6 in Human Breast Carcinoma Cells A Downstream Modulator of TSP1 Induced Cellular Adhesion

(2010) Journal of Oncology

Thrombospondin1 Upregulates Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase TIMP1 Production in Human Tumor Cells Exploring the functional significance of in tumor cell invasion

(2009) Experimental and Molecular Pathology