Robert Barlow, MD, PhD

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(703) 481-5801


(443) 969-2017

Specializing In

  • Pediatric Cardiologist

Pediatric Cardiologist in Northern Virginia & Maryland

Dr Barlow was born and raised in the great state of Ohio near Cleveland and remains an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan as well as Cleveland sports fan.



Dr Barlow is an avid sports fan following most sports with the greatest passion towards his alma mater of THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES.  Dr Barlow is active in his church and enjoys hiking and camping while taking in picturesque views of the countryside.  He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and is blessed with 4 healthy and challenging children.  In his spare time he also enjoys woodworking and do-it -yourself projects when not playing with his family.


Barlow, R.S., White R.E.  Hydrogen Peroxide relaxes porcine coronary arteries by stimulating BKCa channel activity.  Am. J. Physiol.  275:H1283-H1289,  1998.

Barlow, R.S., El-Mowafy, A.M., White R.E.  H2O2 opens BKCa channels via the PLA2-arachidonic acid signaling cascade in coronary artery smooth muscle.  Am. J. Physiol. 279:H475-H483,  2000.

White, R.E., G. Han, M. Maunz, C. Dimitropoulou, A.M. El-Mowafy, R.S. Barlow, J.D. Catravas, C., Snead, G.O. Carrier, Shu Zhu, and X. Yu. Endothelium – independent effect of estrogen on Ca2+-activated potassium channels in human coronary artery smooth muscle cells. Cardiovascular Research.  53(3): 650-61, 2002.

Winston JB, Erlich HM, Green CA, Aluko A, Kaiser KA, Takematsu M, Barlow RS, Sureka, AO, LaPage MJ, Hanss LL, Jay PY.  Heterogeneity of genetic modifiers ensures normal cardiac development.  Circulation. 121(11):  1313-21, 2010


Barlow, R.S., White R.E.  Relaxation of coronary arteries by hydrogen peroxide involves stimulation of BKCa channels.  Ohio Physiological Society, 1996.

Barlow, R.S., White R.E.  Hydrogen peroxide relaxes porcine coronary arteries through stimulation of BKCa channels.  FASEB J., 11:A328, 1997.

Barlow, R.S., White R.E.  Hydrogen Peroxide stimulation of porcine coronary artery BKCa channels involves the arachidonic acid pathway.  Ohio Physiological Society, 1997.

Barlow, R.S., White R.E.  Hydrogen peroxide stimulation of BKCa channels  relaxes porcine coronary arteries. Biophysics J., 74:M396, 1998.

White, R.E., El-Mowafy, A.M., Barlow, R.S.  Estrogen opens BKCa Channels in human and porcine coronary myocytes via a nitric oxide- and cyclic GMP-Dependent mechanism.  1998. Vascular and Myocardial Aspects of Ischemic Heart Disease meeting.

Barlow, R.S., White R.E.  Hydrogen peroxide stimulation of BKCa channels involves the lipoxygenase pathway.  FASEB J., 12:A428, 1998.

R Barlow M.D. Ph.D., C Holloway RN BSN, W Lutin M.D. Ph.D.  Screening for congenital heart disease in the newborn infant.  SSPR 2005.