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Coronary Care Unit

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The cardiology section at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus welcomes the opportunity to co-manage critically ill cardiac patients with house staff. The individuals in this large section are board-certified cardiologists who serve as the attending of record for patients on the CCU service and participate in combined management and teaching rounds. These faculty members also administer the CCU house staff lecture series. The medical directors of the CCU conduct monthly meetings to discuss the teaching service in an effort to continually improve the house staff experience during the rotation.

Medical Director of Coronary Care Unit

Behnam N Tehrani, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 14
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Dr. Behnam Tehrani is the Medical Director of Coronary Care. He is a specialty care cardiologist board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Tehrani works closely with the Department of Medicine in forming the curriculum for the CCU as well as teaching and working closely with the house staff. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at George Washington University. He has a special interest in the percutaneous management of complex coronary disease, cardiogenic shock with the employment of mechanical circulatory support and peripheral arterial disease.

Coronary Care Unit Faculty

Nicholas R. Balaji, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 17
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Michael Casey Flanagan, MD

Michael C. Flanagan, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 16

Henry An Tran, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 17
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Alexander G. Truesdell, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 22

Alireza Maghsoudi, MD

Specialty: Sleep Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorder
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 21

Christopher R deFilippi, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 32

Tarek Abou-Ghazala, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 29

Timothy Steven Welch, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 17