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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Pulmonary Emobolism Response Team

The Inova Pulmonary Embolism Response Team is a multidisciplinary team of specialists designed to improve and expedite the care of patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism. The team consists of pulmonologists, interventional radiologists, intensivists, cardiologists and emergency room physicians. The team is available 24/7 to evaluate patients and deliver care for the highest risk PE patients in need of advanced level care.

Physicians: If you would like to refer a patient for PERT team evaluation, please call 703-776-8000, extension 1.

For Patients

Learn more about pulmonary embolism

Our Director

Pulmonary Team Leaders

Eyad Abu-Hamda, 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: Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Lung Problems and Treatment
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 30

Cardiology Team Leader

Behnam Tehrani, 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, 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: 13

Interventional Radiology Team Leader

Critical Care Team Leader

Svetolik Djurkovic, 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: Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 22

Emergency Medicine Team Leader

For Physicians

Referring doctors may active the PERT team by calling 703-776-8000, extension 1.

Suggested algorithm for possible consults:

  1. High clot burden PE (massive or sub-massive PE)
  2. Low risk PE for possible home discharge from the emergency department