Gabriele Maria Iacona, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Cardiac Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Gabriele Maria Iacona, MD, is a cardiac surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is a member of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Iacona’s primary focus is coronary artery bypass grafting, or CABG. While CABG is a common procedure, it has grown increasingly more complicated as patients present with multiple comorbidities and advanced disease stages. Dr. Iacona’s unique specialization offers nuanced knowledge and sophisticated surgical skill.

He also has extensive training and practice experience across a broad range of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical subspecialties, and performs procedures for patients with multiple and mixed valvular heart diseases, endocarditis, aortic disease, and heart failure, among others.

Prior to joining MedStar Health, Dr. Iacona practiced at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, as well as several major European hospitals. He has also served in various teaching capacities throughout his career, training medical students, junior surgeons, and allied health professionals skills.

Philosophy of care

“I truly enjoy working with patients. I know what it’s like to be one, so I can empathize. I take the time to listen closely to each person before offering a solution. I am never on “autopilot,” as each case is different for many reasons.

I believe in a true team approach. Together with the referring physician and other colleagues, we talk and plan, review images, and evaluate the entire clinical picture. We determine how each of us can help the patient, and then present the most optimal, personalized solution that best connects with their goals.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Anomalies Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Contusion
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Sternal Fracture
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valvular Endocarditis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd Repair
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy Eecp
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter Insertion
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Replacement Of Heart Valve
  • Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Ross-Konno Procedure
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
MHVI 1st Floor North Addition
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-3504

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Fellowship Program: University Hospital of Wales (2018)

Fellowship Program: Yale New Haven Hospital (2016)

Fellowship Program: Policlinico San Donato Research Hospital (2007)

Fellowship Program: Hospital Foch (2007)

Residency Program: University of Padua (2004)

Internship Program: University of Padua (1999)

Medical School: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (1997)

Internship Program: Hesperia Hospital (1997)

Hospital affiliations