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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

AFib care is complex. We achieve the best outcomes by expertly managing the underlying risk factors that contribute to AFib onset and progression and using advanced treatment techniques.

AFib Risk Factors Include:

Inova's AFib Center teaches you about your disease process and available treatment options. In addition, it gives you access to specialists from multiple disciplines who will address and manage the risk factors that may have contributed to you developing atrial fibrillation. Specialties include electrophysiology, cardiology, sleep medicine, behavioral health, pharmacy, and weight loss. We invite you to meet our team below.

Electrophysiologists

Brett D. Atwater, MD

Brett D. Atwater, MD

Director, Electrophysiology, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Specialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Brett Atwater is a specialty care physician board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He joined Inova Health System in 2020 and has been practicing since 2002. Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Atwater was an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University.

Stephen A. Gaeta, MD, PhD

Stephen A. Gaeta, MD, PhD

Specialties: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Dr. Stephen Gaeta is a specialty care physician board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He has been practicing since 2011. He has a special interest in the management of heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). At Inova, Dr. Gaeta serves as the Director of Electrophysiology Outreach, which focuses on bringing needed cardiac care to the underserved areas in our region.

Zachary T. Hollis, MD

Zachary T. Hollis, MD

Specialties: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Dr. Zachary Hollis is a specialty care physician board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He joined Inova Health System in 2021 and has been practicing since 2010. Dr. Hollis has a special interest in treating atrial fibrillation, atrial arrhythmias, left atrial occlusion devices, ventricular arrhythmias, pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Hollis was a cardiac electrophysiologist in Winchester, VA.

Vineet Kumar, MD

Vineet Kumar, MD

Specialties: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Dr. Vineet Kumar is a cardiac electrophysiologist board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, echocardiography and nuclear medicine. He has been practicing since 2007 and has a special interest in management of heart rhythm disorders, particularly atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia.

Cardiologists

Henry An Tran, MD

Henry An Tran, MD

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Henry Tran is a cardiovascular care physician board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. He has been practicing since 2003. He has a special interest in management of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, sports cardiology, and hyperlipidemia. Dr. Tran is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (VCU). His dedication to medical education has been recognized by several teaching awards from the Department of Medicine.

Sleep Specialists

Eric B. Sklar, MD

Eric B. Sklar, MD

Medical Director, Inova Sleep Disorders Program

Specialties: Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Vascular Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology

Dr. Eric Sklar is a neurologist who is board certified in neurology, sleep medicine, clinical neurophysiology and vascular neurology. He has been practicing since 1998. He treats patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders, including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, migraine headaches, dementia and epilepsy. He serves as Medical Director of the Inova Sleep Disorders Program.

Meet Dr. Eric Sklar

Advanced Practice Provider

Additional Members of the AFib Center Team Include:

  • Behavioral Health Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Weight-loss Specialists

Benefits of a Team-Based Approach

Early studies show that multidisciplinary team-based approaches to treat AFib patients are associated with improved outcomes, including:

  • 49% reduction in all-cause mortality
  • 42% reduction in cardiovascular hospitalizations
  • 50%–82% reduction in emergency department visits
  • Significantly shorter wait times to see an electrophysiologist (a specialized doctor trained to diagnose and treat arrhythmias)