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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Marcelo G. Cardarelli, MD

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Marcelo Cardarelli, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Children's Heart, Children's Heart Surgery

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About Marcelo Cardarelli, MD

Dr. Marcelo Cardarelli is a trained pediatric cardiac surgery physician. He joins Inova Medical Group with over 25 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of critical congenital heart disease in  newborns.

Most recently Dr. Cardarelli served as director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Dr. Cardarelli became interested in pediatric cardiac surgery because pediatrics, cardiology and surgery were his preferred specialties in medical school. His goal is to help his patients have as much of a productive life as possible.

A native of Argentina, Dr. Cardarelli currently resides in Fairfax. In his spare time he volunteers his surgical services to assist children in low and middle income countries. Dr. Cardarelli enjoys travel and equestrian activities.


  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • European Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Member
  • William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance, Co-Founder


Medical Education

Universidad de Buenos Aires 1981


Hospital Militar Central
Training Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery
1/1/1981 - 1/31/1983


Clinica Colegiales
Training Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery
1/1/1983 - 12/31/1985


Texas Heart Institute
Training Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery
10/1/1987 - 11/30/1988
Boston Childrens Hospital
Training Specialty: Cardiac Surgery
7/1/1989 - 12/31/1989
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Training Specialty: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
1/1/1989 - 6/30/1989
Boston Childrens Hospital
Training Specialty: Research Fellow
1/1/1990 - 7/31/1990

Board Certification

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

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