Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, is the Section Chief of Inova’s Heart Failure & Transplant Program. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, VA and is a co-principal investigator of the HF-eVOLUTION study. Akshay Desai, MD,…

Read More
different people's hands making a heart

Inova Blood Donor Services has an immediate need for blood donations from local donors to recover the blood supply for our community. Current blood supply levels are critically low, not just in Northern Virginia and the DC area, but across the country as well. Our supply can only be replenished with donations from volunteer blood…

Read More
person using a stylus on a tablet

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred cancer teams to find new ways to care safely for patients with cancer, in particular outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s physicians and advanced practice providers utilized a program called remote patient monitoring (RPM) to observe COVID-positive outpatients. To study…

Read More
grieving woman resting her head on her knees

By Sarah Brooks, LPC, Oncology Clinical Therapist, Inova Life with Cancer “No one ever told me grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis When we are grieving, anxiety may emerge as part of our experience. Anxious thoughts and concurrent bodily responses can be adaptive in certain situations, but when they begin to pervade our…

Read More
older couple looking at a laptop

In the past, chemotherapy treatment was given to patients based on where in the body the cancer began, not taking in the factors of the molecular diversity of the individual patient’s cancer. Over the years, the development and advancement of the treatment for cancer has improved by applying molecular testing to determine individual patient tumors…

Read More

Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at the Inova Cardiology Fairfax office. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease with added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Tricuspid valve regurgitation is a relatively common problem. Millions of Americans have the condition, which is caused…

Read More

Paul Tyan, MD is an OB-GYN and minimally invasive gynecological surgery expert. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Endometriosis is a common and underdiagnosed cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility among women. Our best estimate is that around 10 percent of reproductive-age women have endometriosis.  The innermost layer of the uterus, called the…

Read More

Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiovascular care physician at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. High blood pressure is extremely common. But that doesn’t mean it’s nothing to worry about. Untreated high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can lead to a variety of serious health problems.…

Read More

As reported by Julie Carey for NBC-4 Washington, when Inova ER physician Dr. Chris Sponaugle contracted COVID-19, he also became a patient – at one of Inova’s monoclonal antibody infusion clinics, which opened in mid-December at three Northern Virgnia locations. Sponaugle did not experience negative side effects and was happy to receive the treatment, which…

Read More

David Kopin, MD, is a general cardiologist who is board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. You eat well, exercise and try to stay healthy — but you also enjoy a beer while watching the game, or a glass of wine at dinner. Can alcohol ever be part of a heart-healthy diet? Here’s…

Read More