Gabriele Maria Iacona, MD| Cardiac Surgery | MedStar Health

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

Specialities: Cardiac Surgery

Languages: Italian, English

202-877-3504

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.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • 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
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Sternal Fracture
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • 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
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • 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
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale 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 Thoracic Surgery
  • 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 (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valvuloplasty
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Practice locations

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

202-877-7464

Fax 202-877-3503

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

Education

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