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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Board Certification:
Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions


Office Visit

Offices and Directions

Tysons Corner

Surgery General SUR1
Office Address: 
8008 Westpark Dr
Mclean, VA 22102
Phone Numbers: 


I joined the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in 1999 after practicing in Massachusetts for 5 years because I liked the model of integrated care and had seen its immense value as an Army-trained surgeon. I value the autonomy and opportunity the setting gives me to practice evidence-based medicine and provide my patients with the most up-to-date, efficient, and cost-effective care

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctor, Virginia Living Magazine, 2018, 2019
  • Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Doctor, Washington Consumers' Checkbook, 2014, 2017
  • Super Doctor, Washington Post, 2012, 2013

About Me: Outside the Office

Roles and Responsibilities

Professional Affiliations

My Staff

What My Patients Say

Dr. Cardinal is absolutely the best physician I have ever had. She is calm, precise, comforting and I always feel I'm in really good hands when I have appointments with her. I trust her. - JK

I was so pleased with my entire experience with Dr. Cardinal and have recently recommended her to a family member who is also a Kaiser Permanente patient. She was wonderful to communicate with, explained everything in detail and very clearly, and was very kind to me. She did a fantastic job with the surgery itself, and has been available to answer any questions I've had after. Just this morning I had to email her for a question and she was incredibly prompt and thorough with her response. I would definitely go to Dr. Cardinal again if I needed any additional procedures. She came highly recommended by my primary care doctor, and the reason for that is clear. Dr. Cardinal is just a fantastic surgeon! - SR

The very best doctor ever. With her I felt like she was an old friend. I was relaxed and confident with her because she was relaxed and professional and confident in her knowledge of her profession. Detailed and precise. - GB

Dr. Cardinal was relaxed, confident and skilled. She put me at ease. My experience with her was amazing. I highly recommend her and if I have to have surgery again, I will go to her. She is great. - RS