Abdulla Damluji, MD, PhD

Abdulla Damluji, MD

Abdulla Damluji, MD

Abdulla Damluji, MD, PhD

Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Years of Experience

1600 N Beauregard St
Alexandria, VA 22311


8101 Hinson Farm Rd
Alexandria, VA 22306-3409


6355 Walker Ln
Alexandria, VA 22310-3250

Inova Fairfax Hospital

3300 Gallows Rd
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute
Falls Church, VA 22042-3307


About Abdulla Damluji, MD, PhD

Dr. Abdulla A. Damluji is an interventional cardiologist and a key member of the Structural Heart/Valve Disease Program at Inova Schar Heart and Vascular. He holds leadership roles as the Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Inova Alexandria Hospital and the Director of the Inova Center of Outcomes Research (ICOR). In his role at ICOR, Dr. Damluji is dedicated to driving innovation and improving outcomes for older adults undergoing cardiovascular interventions.

As an Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine in Baltimore and a Pepper Scholar (Geriatrics) at JHU's Center on Aging and Health, Dr. Damluji is deeply involved in advancing research focused on cardiovascular aging. His work as a Pepper Scholar is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health focusing on studying multisystem dysregulation in older adults undergoing cardiovascular interventions. He also receives NIH-NIHLBI K23-HL 153771-01, R01-AG078153 and HA-2021C3-24767 funding.

In addition to his board certifications in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, Dr. Damluji brings more than 17 years of clinical experience to Inova.

Dr. Damluji is the chair of the American Heart Association's (AHA) acute cardiovascular and general cardiology committee and a member of the AHA's scientific oversight and interventional cardiology committee. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) geriatric cardiology leadership council. He received the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Emerging Leaders Mentorship and is part of SCAI’s scientific oversight committee. He serves as an editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC Advances) and on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Heart Association and the American Heart Journal.

Dr. Damluji received his medical degree with honors from the University of Baghdad in Iraq, a master’s in public health with a concentration in biostatistics from JHU, and a doctoral degree in clinical investigation from JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also received an executive master of business administration from the New York University Stern School of Business, where he was the Dean's Scholar in finance and business analytics.

Key Roles

  • Principal investigator of the Live-Better trial
  • Principal investigator of the Rehab-HFpEF trials


  • National Institute on Aging Award in Geriatric Cardiology

  • National Pepper Center Conference Best Research Award

  • Johns Hopkins University Claude D. Pepper Scholarship Award

  • SCAI Emerging Leaders Mentorship (ELM fellow)

  • Chair, acute cardiovascular committee, AHA

  • Chair, general cardiology committee, AHA

  • American College of Cardiology

  • American Geriatric Society

  • Geriatric Leadership Council


For a comprehensive list of Dr. Damluji's publications, visit his National Center for Biotechnology Information bibliography and visit his Google Scholar list.

Medical School
University of Baghdad
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
4/01/2009 - 6/30/2012
Johns Hopkins University
Training Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Med.
2/01/2011 - 2/28/2011
Johns Hopkins University
Training Specialty: Research Fellowship
4/01/2010 - 6/30/2010
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Training Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
7/01/2012 - 6/30/2015
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Training Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
7/01/2015 - 6/30/2016

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