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.
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.