Christy Leigh Kaiser, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health

Christy Leigh Kaiser, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (353 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: Spanish, French, English


About me

Christy Kaiser, MD, is Assistant Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Kaiser specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease through medical treatments and therapies.

Dr. Kaiser is passionate about medical education and is dedicated to improving education for medical trainees, teaching others how to be better educators, and designing effective curriculum. She has received numerous awards for her efforts towards medical education, including the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award in 2017 and the Cardiology Fellow Teaching Award in 2015, both from Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, as well as awards for the Top Fellow in Veterans Administration Cardiology Clinic for the years of 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Dr. Kaiser received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She then completed an internship and residency training in internal medicine at Duke University. Finally, she joined MedStar Georgetown / Washington Hospital Center for a three-year cardiology fellowship, where she also served as a Chief Fellow.

Dr. Kaiser is also involved in international medical activities. She has volunteered in Leon, Nicaragua for multiple years, taking part in an annual 2-week program that provides cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services to people in need in Nicaragua.

In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser is very proficient in Spanish and French.

Philosophy of Care

“My interest in education extends to my patients as well as to medical trainees. Education is vital for the patient to understand their disease process so that they can help me develop a treatment plan that aligns with their priorities. The doctor-patient relationship has to be a two-way conversation. By building a partnership with each individual, the patient is more motivated to make whatever lifestyle changes are necessary and to adhere to the treatment plan.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chemodectoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Variant Angina
  • Vasospastic Angina
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Building 5
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-303-1461

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • United Navigate
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Signature
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • United Choice
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Golden Rule
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Kaiser Select
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Virginia Premier
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Tricare East Select
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • D-SNP)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • I-SNP
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • United Student Resources
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2012)

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (2009)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Mar 29, 2024

    A good visit, all my questions were answered.

  • Mar 1, 2024

    Extremely good out standing.

  • Mar 1, 2024

    Knowledgeable, good bedside manners, very patient, listen carefully my problems, thank you, Dr. Kaiser.