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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions



Office Visit

General References

Offices and Directions


Cardiology CAR1
Office Address: 
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD 20774
Phone Numbers: 


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I joined the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group after completing my residency and fellowship training, as well as serving 3 years as a faculty member in the cardiology department at the University of Chicago.

As an academic cardiologist, I enjoyed access to the highest level of care for my patients and the luxury of time both to listen to their questions and concerns and to educate them on cardiovascular diseases and treatments. However, I was frustrated by the inefficiencies of the system both for patients and doctors alike. That’s why when the opportunity arose to join the MAPMG cardiology department, I jumped at the chance. I knew that Kaiser Permanente was a place where doctors can practice and deliver the highest level of care in a system that is efficient, patient centered, and cost effective. Since joining the team, all of my expectations have been met. Now I have the best of both worlds as a physician and as a patient.

While at the University of Chicago, I developed a special interest in non-invasive diagnostic imaging tests for the heart. Those include echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac CT. Cardiac CT is a new, non-invasive test to evaluate the heart arteries. I am really excited to help add this modality to the list of services available to our health plan members.

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine, 2015, 2018, 2019
  • Best Doctor, Prince George's County Gazette and Gazette-Star, 2013
  • Rising Star Doctor, Washington Post, 2013

About Me: Outside the Office

Professional Affiliations

What My Patients Say

Very informative. He emits confidence. - MC