Virginia
Cardiovascular
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Keith H. Chu, MD
Merdod Ghafouri, MD
Alireza Maghsoudi, MD
Chirag Sandesara, MD
Hassan Tabandeh, MD
Hamid Taheri, MD
Eric Thorn, MD
Shawn Yazdani, MD
Debbie Dugan, NP


 

Chirag Sandesara, M.D.

Dr. Chirag Sandesara was born in Chicago, IL and attended the University of Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995. He then attended Ross University school of Medicine. Following this, he completed internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2003. He spent an additional year at the Medical College as Chief Resident. Dr. Sandesara completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and served as Chief Fellow from 2006 to 2007 at the University of Iowa, where he also continued training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. During his education, Dr Sandesara distinguished himself at every level, making the Deanís List while in college and receiving Honors while attending medical school. He was awarded with merit and received the highest distinction for his contributions to clinical research as a cardiology fellow. He also earned top honors for case presentations in medical school, internal medicine residency, and cardiology fellowship.

His clinical interests include the management and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. As a trained electrophysiologist, he is able to evaluate the mechanism, function, and performance of complex electrical activities in the heart by conducting diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional electrophysiology based procedures. Dr. Sandesara performs electrophysiology studies and catheter ablations for arrhythmias, implants single and biventricular pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, and loop recorders.

Dr. Sandesara is very active in clinical research. He was awarded a grant to lead a multicenter clinical trial researching the affect of a novel drug to reduce arrhythmias after cardiac surgery. In keeping with his desire to share knowledge, he has presented his research at multiple medical conferences, including a presentation in Japan. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society.

The most important activity for him to maintain balance is spending time with his family. He is also a long distance road biker and enjoys running with his wife. He has traveled extensively through five continents. While traveling, he has attended medical camps in Kenya and India and plans to attend more in the near future.

Dr. Chirag Sandesara and his wife Rinku, a pediatric endocrinologist at Childrenís National Medical Center, moved to northern Virginia to be closer to their immediate family.