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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Our Team

The Structural Heart/Valve Disease Program at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is composed of a highly experienced team dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for people suffering from structural heart disease. We focus on identifying the best treatment alternatives to open heart surgery for patients with valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

Conditions We Treat

  • Heart Valve Disease
    • Aortic stenosis and regurgitation
    • Mitral stenosis and regurgitation
    • Tricuspid regurgitation
    • Paravalvular leak
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
    • Percutaneous and surgical left atrial appendage closure remove
  • Septal Defects ("hole in the heart")
    • Congenital/Present at Birth
      - Atrial septal defect (ASD)
      - Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Heart Murmur

Why choose Inova for your valve treatment?

Inova is a national leader in minimally invasive repair techniques, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. Our comprehensive approach identifies the best treatment for each patient.

We offer:

  • Outcomes exceeding the national average
  • Clinical trials to expand the use of TAVR, including asymptomatic patients and bicuspid aortic valve patients
  • A state-of-the-art hybrid operating room where cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and electrophysiologists operate together for fewer complications and shorter recovery
  • Expedited referral-to-OR process
  • Easily access - just 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC

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Cardiologists

Meet our team of cardiologists, led by Dr. Matthew W. Sherwood, Co-director, Structural Heart/Valve Disease Program.

Matthew W Sherwood, 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
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 15
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Wayne B Batchelor, 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
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 31
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Abdulla A Damluji, 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: Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 15
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Kelly C Epps-Anderson, 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
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Nutrition, Preventative Disease Care, Women's Health
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 15
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Nadim A. Geloo, MD

Specialty: Interventional 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: 27

Shahram Yazdani, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Nutrition, Preventative Disease Care, Sleep Disorder
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 30

Surgeons

Meet our surgeons, led by Dr. Eric L. Sarin, Co-director, Structural Heart/Valve Disease Program.

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
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
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

Nurse Practitioners

Susan G. Loman, 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.

Annette Marie Vernail, 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: Family Nurse Practitioner
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Maria Jenniffer R. Wesolowski, 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.

Yi Zhang, 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.