Dr. Itshac Itsik Ben-Dor, MD

Dr. Itshac Itsik Ben-Dor, MD

Dr. Itshac Itsik Ben-Dor, MD

Languages: English, Hebrew
Fax: (202) 877-3339

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Specialties
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Structural Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Valvular Disease Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • aortic diseases
  • aortic regurgitation
  • aortic valve disorders
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Procedures I Perform
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • adenosine stress test
  • alcohol septal ablation
  • atherectomy
  • balloon catheter
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About the Provider

Itshac Itsik Ben-Dor, MD, is Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, a member, and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Ben-Dor is part of a unique team that is performing high volumes of treatments for coronary and structural heart disease in addition to complex coronary interventions.

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Ben-Dor specializes in the treatment of coronary and structural heart disease through the use of percutaneous coronary intervention, balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty, alcohol septal ablation, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, mitral valve clip and transcatheter mitral valve replacement.

His clinical interests include treating patients with valvular heart disease and coronary physiology as well as acute coronary syndrome. His current research interests include exploring the efficacy and clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement and intravascular ultrasound and coronary physiology.

Dr. Ben-Dor received his medical degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel before joining MedStar for fellowship training in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease in addition to residency training in internal medicine. Dr. Ben-Dor has completed more than 12 years of training, both in the United States and in Israel, which provide him with a depth of experience unparalleled in the region.

Dr. Ben-Dor was recently named Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Faculty Educator of the Year by the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at Georgetown University. He is also widely published and has produced more than 170 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

Philosophy of Care

“My role as a healthcare provider is to do what’s in the patient’s best interest. I believe it is important to educate and advise my patients as to the options they have regarding their care. There is always more than one treatment option available. For this reason, I believe patient-centered care is a big part of any medical decision.

“It is important that I am available to my patients, that I hear their concerns, and answer all of their questions. I see patients who are referred to me. I see myself as an extension of care from referring physicians and promote constant communication between everyone involved in the patient’s care.”

Education
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2013)
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)
  • Medical School: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (2001)
Insurance
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