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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Although it feels like much longer, it has only been six months since the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was…

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Dipankar Mukherjee, MD, the lead investigator for Inova’s clinical trial on the device, discusses how the recently FDA-approved ALTO™ device is transforming treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). With the commercial release of the ALTO™ Abdominal Stent Graft System, Inova’s vascular surgeons are helping to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients with abdominal aortic…

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Expert Q&A with Rick Leichtweis, PhD, Executive Director, Inova Kellar Center Rick Leichtweis, PhD, serves as Executive Director for Inova Kellar Center. He is a leader in the educational and mental health field and has extensive experience in developing mental health and substance use disorder treatment and special education programs. Across the U.S., and here…

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: A Primer for the Newly Diagnosed (Part 3) Rahul Davé, MD, PhD, is Medical Director of Inova’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology program.   With so many effective medications available to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), life can continue normally for many patients – especially those diagnosed early and treated appropriately. Experiencing few (or…

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Afrooz Ardestani, MD, is a specialty care cardiologist board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography and internal medicine. High blood pressure is very common. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have blood pressure above the healthy range. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s no big deal. Untreated, high blood pressure…

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As COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S. in late February and early March, several physicians from Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) were at the forefront of developing guidance that is now in use nationwide to direct cardiac care. “Our team’s dedication to assuring that cardiovascular patients receive timely and high quality care in a…

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