Dr. Mark R. Hofmeyer, MD

Dr. Mark R. Hofmeyer, MD

Dr. Mark R. Hofmeyer, MD

Languages: English, German
Fax: (202) 877-8032

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Specialties
  • Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology
  • Cardiology
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
  • aortic valve surgery
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About the Provider

Mark Hofmeyer, MD, is Program Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, transplant cardiology, and advanced heart failure. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Heart Failure Society of America and the American College of Cardiology.

As an advanced heart failure cardiologist, Dr. Hofmeyer has developed a specialized and unique skill set in the care he provides for patients with advanced heart failure - the final, common pathway of all heart disease.
 
Dr. Hofmeyer completed his medical degree at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit before moving to Miami to complete his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He continued on at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital to complete fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

His clinical interests include treating and managing patients with end stage heart disease, heart transplant, and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Hofmeyer is the site Primary Investigator for MedStar in an NHLBI sponsored study involving a nationwide 20 site consortium studying the genetics of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy among individuals of European and African ancestry.

Dr. Hofmeyer’s practice is unique in that he partners with the palliative care team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, offering a comprehensive approach to symptom management at all stages of disease. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Dr. Hofmeyer evaluates each individual’s diagnosis to determine the treatment plan that will best improve their quality of life. Additionally, Dr. Hofmeyer evaluates the eligibility of individuals for advanced therapies such as inotropic support, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), or a heart transplant, and manages those patients long term.

Philosophy of Care

“I view myself as an educator as well as an advisor for each individual who comes to me for care. In order for me to provide the best care possible, it is imperative for me to understand each patient, who they are as a person, as well as their goals for treatment. 

“Advanced heart failure not only affects the individual who is diagnosed, but also their family members and their caretakers. For this reason, I get to know my patients’ loved ones so that I can understand how to support each individual as we go through this process together.

“Through patience, listening, and compassionate interactions, I take the time to understand each person’s concerns so that I can customize a plan of care that satisfies my patients. It is very important to me that my patients understand each treatment option that I recommend and how it relates to their underlying condition.

“I emphasize effective communication between myself and my patients. Through developing a care plan in conjunction with my patients, my goal is for each individual to take ownership of their care and to feel empowered through these decisions.”

Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2011)
  • Fellowship Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2010)
  • Residency Program: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2007)
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School Of Medicine (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    1ST FL.
    Suite 1E7
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-8085
    Fax: (202) 877-8032

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