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Coronary Care Unit

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 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, Internal Medicine Clinical Interests: Cardiac Years of Experience: 13

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

Tarek Abou-Ghazala, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Years of Experience: 28

Nicholas 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 Clinical Interests: Cardiac Years of Experience: 16

Christopher 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 Years of Experience: 31

Michael 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, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease Years of Experience: 15

Alireza Maghsoudi, MD

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep Medicine Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorder Years of Experience: 20

Henry 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 Years of Experience: 16

Alexander Truesdell, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Interests: Cardiac Years of Experience: 21

Timothy 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: Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Years of Experience: 16