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Inova Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program

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A diagnosis of advanced heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure or CHF, indicates heart disease that has progressed to a point where traditional therapies and symptom management are no longer working.

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute offers a program at its Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and through its multi-specialty cardiovascular center in Alexandria dedicated to managing the needs of these patients. This team consists of cardiologists who are board certified in both advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

Most often patients seen by the specialists at the Advanced Heart Failure Program are referred by their cardiologist or primary care physician for these services.

MD Criteria for Referral – Markers of Advanced Heart Failure


 

Meet Our Team

 Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologists

Shashank S. Desai, 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: 26

Christopher M. O'Connor, 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, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 37

Christopher W. May, 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: 24

Mitchell Adam Psotka, MD, PhD

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, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 10
Shashank Sinha, MD

Shashank S. Sinha, 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, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 11

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
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

Robert T. Cole, 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: 16

Palak Shah, 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: 15

Lauren B. Cooper, 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.
Years of Experience: 12

Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Surgeons

Eric L. Sarin, 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: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 22

Liam P Ryan, 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: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 18

Ramesh Singh, 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: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 20

Daniel G. Tang, 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: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 21

Advanced Practice Providers

Maria G. Binetti, FNP

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: Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Lauren Weaver Cantwell, NP

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: Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Andrea Christine Carter, NP

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: Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Mary Elizabeth Maydosz, NP

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: Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Amy Elizabeth Thatcher, NP

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: Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Kathleen M. White, FNP

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: Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

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