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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Abdulla A Damluji, MD, PhD

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Abdulla Damluji, MD, PhD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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About Abdulla Damluji, MD, PhD

Dr. Abdulla A. Damluji is an interventional cardiologist and a member of the Structural Heart program. He is also the director of the Inova Center of Outcomes Research (ICOR), dedicated to produce innovation and improve outcomes for older adults undergoing cardiovascular interventions. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU) and a Pepper Scholar at JHU Center on Aging and Health.

As a Pepper Scholar, Dr. Damluji receives funding from NIH to study multisystem dysregulation in older adults undergoing cardiovascular interventions. He also receives funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH-NIHLBI K23-HL 153771-01) to study the influence of geriatric syndromes including frailty on health outcomes in older adults with acute myocordial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. 

He is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He joined Inova Medical Group with more than 14 years of clinical experience.

Dr. Damluji received his medical degree with honors from University of Baghdad, and Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University, and a doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.


  • ACC/AGS/NIA Award in Geriatric Cardiology
  • The National Pepper Center Conference Best Research Award
  • The Johns Hopkins Claude D. Pepper Scholarship Award
  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Medical Education

University of Baghdad 2006


Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
04/01/2009 - 06/30/2012


Johns Hopkins University
Training Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Med.
02/01/2011 - 02/28/2011
Johns Hopkins University
Training Specialty: Research Fellowship
04/01/2010 - 06/30/2010
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Training Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
7/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Training Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016

Board Certification

Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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