Ali Kaid Salah, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Cardiology

Languages: Amharic, English

About me

Ali K. Salah, MD, is a cardiologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is board certified in the following:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Cardiovascular CT
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Dr. Salah has completed a dedicated advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship and is specialized in advanced multimodality cardiovascular imaging. He treats patients with a variety of complex, advanced cardiac conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, and valvular heart diseases.

During his extensive training and clinical experience at academic medical centers, Dr. Salah has served in many leadership roles, including as director of cardiology, director of cardiac imaging center, and as member of several hospital and teaching committees.

Dr. Salah is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include atherosclerotic plaque imaging using advanced techniques and valvular heart diseases.

As a crucial part of a team of specialized cardiologists, Dr. Salah accepts referrals for all cardiovascular conditions. He and his colleagues provide the highest level of cardiac care for patients in the Washington, D.C., region and are dedicated to creating a personalized, comprehensive approach for each patient.

Philosophy of care

“It is crucial for me to deeply understand each patient’s concern and what they are looking for from each encounter. I practice with compassion and take my time to listen before determining the best treatment option based on the latest guidelines and scientific evidence. I believe effective communication with patients is fundamental in providing the best care and outcomes.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure Chf
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Syncope
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

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110 Irving Street Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-6891

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Fax 202-877-6891


MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: St. Francis Hospital -The Heart Center (2009)

Fellowship Program: University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute (2008)

Residency Program: Medical College of Georgia Hospital (2005)

Medical School: Addis Ababa University (1998)