Faculty

Division of Cardiology

Faculty of the Division of Cardiology are world-renowned experts in all aspects of cardiac care who offer consultation and patient evaluation, as well as provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques.


Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chief
Professor of Medicine; Chief, MedStar Heart Institute

Georgetown Univeristy Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-8833

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University, 1988
Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1989 
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1991
Fellowship: University of Virginia, 1994
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1991;  Cardiovascular Disease, 1994; Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2007
Special Interests: Cardiovascular prevention, cardiovascular imaging, heart failure management, cardiovascular research


Ana Barac, MD
Director, Cardio-oncology Program, MedStar Heart InstituteAna Barac, MD

Georgetown University Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-7296

Specialties: Non-invasive cardiology, Cardio-oncology
Medical Degree: University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, 1998
Internship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, Internal Medicine, 2004
Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, 2006
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, 2011
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2006; Cardiovascular Disease, 2011; Adult Echocardiography, 2011
Special Interests: Cardiac disease in patients with cancer and cancer survivors (cardio-oncology), echocardiographic imaging, Cardiac MR imaging


Zayd A. Eldadah, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-8843

Specialties: Cardiology, Cardiac electrophysiology
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1996                                
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1997
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1999
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1999; Cardiovascular Disease, 2003; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2006
Special Interests: Heart rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death, applications of advanced technology to heart care


Bruce K. Lloyd, III, MDBruce K. Lloyd, III, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-8843

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Cornell University, Medical College, 1972
Internship: Johns Hopkins, 1973
Residency: National Naval Medical Center, 1976;
Chief Residency: National Naval Medical Center, 1977
Fellowship: National Naval Medical Center, 1979
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1977; Cardiovascular Disease, 1981
Special Interests: Coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, adult congenital disease, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography


Richard L. Morrissey, MDRichard L. Morrissey,  MD, FACC, FACP, FASE
Professor of Medicine; Director; Hospital Administration

Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-8833

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1985
Internship: National Naval Medical Center, 1986
Residency: National Naval Medical Center, 1990
Fellowship: National Naval Medical Center, 1992; Massachusetts General Hospital, Echocardiography, 1993
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1990, 2000, 2010; Cardiovascular Disease, 1993, 2003, 2013
Special Interests: Coronary artery disease, echocardiography, preventive cardiology, valvular heart disease, general cardiology


David L. Pearle, MD
Professor of MedicineDavid L. Pearle, MD

Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-8833

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School, 1968
Internship: The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, 1969
Residency: The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, 1970
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center, 1974
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1974; Cardiovascular Disease, 1975; Interventional Cardiology, 2000
Special Interests: Cardiac intensive care, ambulatory cardiology, congestive heart failure, cardiac catheterization


Charles E. Rackley, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director, Preventive Cardiology Lipid Disorder and Coronary Regression ProgramCharles E. Rackley, MD

Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-8843

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Duke Medical Center, 1958
Internship: Duke Medical Center, 1959
Residency: Duke Medical Center and University of Washington, Seattle, 1963
Fellowship: Duke Medical Center and University of Washington, Seattle, 1964
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1967; Cardiology, 1968
Special Interests: Coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, lipid disorders, regression of coronary disease


Venkatesh K. Raman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th FloorVenkatesh Raman, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-7296

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School, 1996
Internship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, 1997
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital, 1999
Fellowship: Cardiology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 2002; Research, NIH, 2003; Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, 2004
Certification: Internal Medicine, 1999, 2010; Cardiovascular Disease, 2003, 2013; Interventional Cardiology, 2004
Special Interests: Coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, valvular heart disease


M. Barbara Srichai-Parsia, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology; Director, Cardiac Non-Invasive Imaging Laboratory

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-7296

Specialty: Cardiovascular Diseases
Graduate School: New York University, 2013
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1992
Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1997
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1999
Fellowship: Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2002; Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2004
Certification(s): Internal Medicine, 1999, 2010; Cardiovascular Disease, 2004, 2012; Nuclear Cardiology, 2004; Comprehensive Echocardiography, 2005; Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2013
Special Interests: Advanced cardiac imaging (cardiac MR, cardiac, CT, echocardiography), Multimodality cardiac imaging, Heart failure, Congenital heart disease, Comparative effectiveness research


David A. Strouse, MD
Associate Professor of MedicineDavid A. Strouse, MD

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-7296

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Medical School: University of Maryland, School of Medicine, 1995
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
Fellowship: New York University Medical Center, 2002
Certification(s): Cardiovascular Disease, 2002; Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2005
Special Interests: Arrhythmia, pacemakers and defibrillators, cardiac ablations


Carolina I. Valdiviezo-Schlomp, MD
Attending PhysicianCarolina Valdiviezo-Schlomp, MD

Georgetown Univeristy Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-7296

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, 2000
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2007
Fellowship: Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, 2009; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2007;  Cardiovascular Disease, 2010; Adult Echocardiography, 2012
Special Interests: Artherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease prevention, Cardiac CT, echocardiography, women's cardiovascular health, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy


Jose D. Vargas, MDJose D. Vargas, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Georgetown Univeristy Hospital
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 444-7296

Specialties: Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School, 2006
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2007
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2009
Fellowship: National Institute of Health, 2013; Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2013
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2009;  Cardiovascular Disease, 2012
Special Interests: Cardiovascular genetics, cardiovascular imaging, general cardiology


Nurse Practitioners:

Kelley M. Anderson, FNP, PhD
Rachel Barish, ANP, RN
Janet Grinc, MS, RN, APRN-BC
Lisa Jesaitis, MS, RN, ACNP
Patricia Matticola, MSN, ACNP