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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, 2000
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1996
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Neonatology, 1993
    Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1992
    Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU
  • MD, 1989
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1985
    University of Virginia

Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1306927215


John T. Berger, III, M.D., serves as the Medical Director for the Pulmonary Hypertension Program and the Cardiac Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. Dr. Berger joined the faculty at Children's National in 1996, and served as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since its opening in 2005. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed training in pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Berger completed fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine at Children’s National. Dr. Berger specializes in treating advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease. He is a co-investigator in the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network funded by National Institutes of Child Health and Development. 

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Research & Publications

22nd Annual Childrens National Medical Center Symposium on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Advanced Therapy for Respiratory Failure

(2006) Pulmonary Hypertension Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

35th Critical Care Congress Society of Critical Care Medicine

(2006) Pharmacologic Treatment for Pediatric Heart Failure

A Case of Congenitally Protected Transportation of the Great Vessels in a Very Low Birth Weight Infant

(2003) Pediatric Cardiology

Increases in Serum Levels of Troponin are Associated with Cardiac Dysfunction and Disease Severity in Pediatric Patients with Septic Shock

(2004) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Mucin Gene Expression in Respiratory Carcinoma Cell Lines

(1999) American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Symposium

(2005) Treating Chylous Effusions

Transcutaneous Implantation of an Internal Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a Small Infant with Recurrent Myocardial Ischemia Cardiac Arrest Simulating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

(2004) Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology

Use of a Hand Held Carried Ultrasound Device by Critical Care Physicians for the Diagnosis of Pericardial Effusions Decreased Cardiac Function and Left Ventricular Enlargement in Pediatric Patients

(2005) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography