Holiday Hours

With the exception of Inova hospitals, Inova Emergency Care and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, all Inova outpatient offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday – Monday, May 27.

Our Team

Comprised of a highly experienced team, the Inova Cardiovascular Genetics Program is devoted to enhancing patient care and treatment options. We offer expertise in diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disease with a clear and consistent commitment to practicing leading-edge genetic medicine.

Our ultimate goal is to improve health outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. Our dedicated specialized program actively provides exceptional care to cardiovascular patients and their families affected by inheritable genetic diseases—conditions linked to our biological fingerprint or DNA, as well as other environmental or acquired factors.

Medical Directors

Mitchell Cohen, MD, FACC, FHRS

Mitchell Cohen, MD, FACC, FHRS, is the current Co-Director of the Pediatric Heart Program and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital. Dr. Cohen is a pediatric and adult congenital electrophysiologist. He joined Inova Children's Hospital in 2017 from Phoenix Children's Hospital, where he served as Co-Director of Phoenix Children's Heart Center for 12 years.

Bio

Palak Shah, MD, MS

Palak Shah, MD, MS, a board-certified cardiologist specializing in advanced heart failure, and collaborates with a highly talented multidisciplinary team to bring cutting-edge genetics to the bedside of patients with cardiovascular disease. Additionally, he leads a translational lab focusing on novel genomic biomarkers to enhance the management of patients with heart disease.

Bio

Program Director

Rebecca Miller, MS, LCGC

Rebecca Miller, MS, LCGC

Director, Inova Genetics Department

Rebecca Miller is co-founder of the Inova Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master of science in human genetics and genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati.

Genetic Counselor

Akos Berthold, MMSc, LCGC

Akos Berthold, MMSc, LCGC

Akos is a Pediatric and Cardiovascular Genetic Counselor in the Inova Genetics Department. He received his bachelor of science in sport and exercise medical sciences from King's College London and his master's in human genetics and genetic counseling from Emory University School of Medicine.

Physicians

Jason Bonomo, MD, PhD
Jason A. Bonomo, MD, PhD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Years of Experience
8
Michael Casey Flanagan, MD
Michael C. Flanagan, MD
Specialty
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
Cardiac
Years of Experience
20
Jason Goldberg, MD
Jason F. Goldberg, MD
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
Years of Experience
14
Elizabeth Held, MD
Elizabeth Held, MD
Specialty
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Years of Experience
10
Christopher Jordan, MD
Christopher P. Jordan, MD
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology
Years of Experience
16
Robert Przybylski, MD
Robert G. Przybylski, MD
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology
Years of Experience
10
Garima Sharma, MD
Garima Sharma, MD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease
Years of Experience
21
Jared Spitz, MD
Jared A. Spitz, MD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Years of Experience
8

Genetic Coordinator

Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria Gonzalez

For more information about our Cardiovascular Genomics Program or to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, please call us at 703-776-7665 or email inovagenetics@inova.org.