Edward V. Platia, MD| Electrophysiology | MedStar Health

Edward V. Platia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (292 reviews)

Specialties: Electrophysiology

Languages: Italian, French, English

(202) 877-3455

About me

Edward V. Platia, MD, is a cardiologist specializing in cardiac electrophysiology at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

He was raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, graduating first in his class of 600 from Easton Area High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Lafayette College, graduating first in his engineering class. Obtaining his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center, followed by a cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, training with Dr. Michel Mirowski, inventor of the implantable defibrillator, and Dr. Morton Mower, inventor of the biventricular (CRT) pacemaker. He remained on the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty for several years and was director of the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory before coming to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
His clinical practice, research interests and publications, which include the textbook Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias, have been in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. He is vice president of the international credentialing board of cardiac electrophysiology specialists, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).

Practice Focus

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, including laser explantation
  • Catheter ablation of arrhythmias
Credentialed Areas
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

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
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • 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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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 5A-12
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7685

Fax 855-430-5304

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Insurance

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
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Tricare Prime
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1982)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1982)

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1981)

Residency Program: Stanford University Hospital California (1979)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1978)

Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1977)

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1976)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 6, 2023

    Dr. Platia excellent.

  • Nov 8, 2023

    Good experience.

  • Oct 11, 2023

    Dr. Platia is great!!!