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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

The prospect of having a heart transplant can be intimidating and overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. Regardless of where you are in the transplant process, you don't need to face your concerns and anxiety alone. Our dedicated transplant team recognizes the unique needs of transplant patients and works with you to coordinate every facet of the transplant procedure.

Inova has performed heart transplants for more than three decades now. Our team's years of experience, dedication to research and continual training ensures that we can provide a level of care that yields excellent surgical results.

Clinical Excellence

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Inova Heart and Vascular institute offers patients the highest level of evidence-based cardiovascular care through our team approach, safety measures, quality, reliability and exceptional results.

Learn About Our Performance in 2020

Medical Director – Heart Transplant Team

Jamie L Kennedy, 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

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: 27
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: 17

Nasrien E Ibrahim, 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: 13

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: 25

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: 38

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: 11

Allman T Rollins, 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 (Eligible), Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Adult Heart Surgery, Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 7

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.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 16
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: 12

Timothy S Welch, MD

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: 18

Surgical Director – Heart Transplant Team

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: 22

Surgeons

Liam Ryan, MD

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: 19
Eric Sarin, MD

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
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: 23
Ramesh Singh, MD

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: 21