Athanasios Thomaides, MD| Cardiology, Electrophysiology | MedStar Health

Athanasios Thomaides, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (678 reviews)

Specialities: Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Languages: Greek, English

(301) 877-5680

About me

Athanasios Thomaides, MD, is a cardiac electrophysiologist at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute.  

He is certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cardiac electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

Dr. Thomaides received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked for two years in clinical research at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas prior to attending medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and his cardiology fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.  He then moved to Washington, D.C. where he completed a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center.  

Upon completion of his training in 2015, Dr. Thomaides joined the faculty at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute.  He evaluates and treats patients at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  Additionally, he serves as the Associate Program Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program and as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

As a cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Thomaides specializes in heart rhythm disorders.  These conditions include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF), atrioventricular block (AV or complete heart block), sinus node dysfunction, and syncope, among others. Treatment approaches vary, and may include pharmacologic agents and/or minimally invasive procedures when necessary.  Dr. Thomaides performs a broad range of procedures including catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, and SVT.  He implants permanent pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) systems to treat congestive heart failure.  He is also an expert and leader at MedStar in laser lead extraction, a procedure that involves removing old pacemaker or defibrillator leads using laser technology.

Dr. Thomaides participates in several electrophysiology research projects at MedStar and is currently developing a MedStar Atrial Fibrillation Registry, to track the safety and efficacy of all atrial fibrillation treatments performed across the MedStar organization.

Dr. Thomaides was born in New Jersey and he was raised in Greece. He returned to the United States during his teenage years to finish high school and pursue further education.  He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, a pediatrician.  In their spare time, they enjoy cooking, traveling, staying fit, and spending time with close family and friends.  

Philosophy of Care

“Every patient is unique and requires a thoughtful and individualized approach in order to improve their health and quality of life.  I spend time with my patients and their families to truly understand their clinical scenario as well as their personal beliefs and perspectives.  Together, we come up with a personalized treatment plan at the time of consultation.

The Cardiac Electrophysiology Section at MedStar is a center of excellence.  We have grown with the community and with the latest technological advances to provide exceptional care for our patients. Our cardiac team is comprised of many dedicated professionals - cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, technologists, and industry vendors; and we all work together with our patients as a team to achieve the best outcomes. 

Although heart rhythm conditions can often be complex and challenging, here at MedStar, we are with you every step of the way.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Heart Racing
  • Implantable Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Palpitations
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Watchman Device Implantation
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Anomalous Atrioventricular Excitation
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Arrhythmias In Adults With Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Channelopathies
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Device Infection
  • Cardiac Device Malfunction
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Conduction Defects
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Racing
  • Lead Malfunction
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Long Qt Syndrome
  • Lown Ganong Levine Syndrome
  • Pacemaker Infection
  • Pacemaker Malfunction
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Presyncope
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Short Qt Syndrome
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinoatrial Node Dysfunction
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Trifascicular Block
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
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Procedures I perform

  • 4D Flow Mri
  • Ablation Arrhythmogenic Focus
  • Ablation Av Node
  • Ablation For Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM)
  • Cardiac Device Implant
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Implantable Device Replacement
  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Cardioversion
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Defibrillator Malfunction
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • Implantable Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Intravenous Lead Extraction
  • Lariat Procedure
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Lead Extraction
  • Loop Recorder
  • Pacemaker
  • Pacemaker And Icd Interrogation
  • Pacemaker Placement
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring
  • Replacement Of Defibrillator
  • Resynchronization Therapy
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transvenous Lead Extraction
  • Watchman Device Implantation
  • Wearable Defibrillator
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Building 5
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-5111

Fax 877-303-1461

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 5A-12
Washington, DC, 20010

301-877-5677

Fax 855-430-5304

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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 304
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-5677

Fax 855-384-5344

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24035 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD, 20636

301-877-5677

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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 306
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-5677

Fax 301-877-5680

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Fax 301-877-5680

24035 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD, 20636

301-877-5677

Fax 301-855-5344

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Fax 301-855-5344

Insurance

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown Univ Hosp/Washington Hosp Ctr (2015)

Fellowship Program: Temple University Hospital School of Medicine (2013)

Residency Program: Indiana University School of Medicine (2009)

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Nov 22, 2022

    Dr. Thomaides outstanding.

  • Nov 9, 2022

    Good

  • Nov 8, 2022

    My wife was informed about my risk and she told me. This should have been told to me as well.