Dr. Alexander I. Papolos, MD

Dr. Alexander I. Papolos, MD

Dr. Alexander I. Papolos, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-7258

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Specialties
  • Cardiac Critical Care
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • advanced heart failure
  • alcoholic cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal duplex ultrasound
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid testing
  • anticoagulation
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About the Provider

Alexander Papolos, MD, is a cardiac intensivist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a cardiologist, echocardiologist, and critical care doctor, he specializes in several different areas of medicine to help his intensive care patients receive the care they need. As part of his clinical practice, Dr. Papolos treats heart failure, various kinds of cardiomyopathies, acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiogenic shock.

Dr. Papolos is actively involved in research and is particularly interested in studying right ventricular failure and right ventricular pulmonary arterial coupling. He has developed a novel echocardiographic measure of pulmonary arterial capacitance and is currently investigating how it can be used to help treat patients with pulmonary hypertension and right heart dysfunction.

Philosophy of Care
My goal is to treat every patient how I would want to be treated or how I would want my family members treated. In the ICU, it becomes clear that we are not only caring for the patients, but we are also caring for their families.”
—Alexander Papolos, MD

Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of California Medical Center (2019)
  • Fellowship Program: University of California Medical Center (2018)
  • Residency Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2015)
  • Medical School: New York Medical College (2012)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
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