Hayder Dhafir Hashim, MD| Interventional Cardiology | MedStar Health
Hayder Dhafir Hashim

Hayder Dhafir Hashim, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Interventional Cardiology

Languages: English


About me

Hayder Hashim, MD, is a cardiologist at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. As an interventional cardiology specialist, Dr. Hashim works with patients who have a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, advanced heart failure, and other conditions that require vascular intervention. Throughout his extensive clinical career, he has treated these conditions using some of the advanced procedures available: complex percutaneous coronary interventions, left ventricular assist devices, coronary artery atherectomies, and peripheral vascular intervention. Dr. Hashim is also board certified in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and vascular medicine.

Dr. Hashim has published his research in several peer reviewed journals and often gives presentations about his work at national and international meetings. He is dedicated to contributing to new and ongoing research efforts at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. He is particularly interested in plaque modification, including coronary artery plaque modification and alternative vascular access techniques.

After receiving his medical degree from the Baghdad University College of Medicine,
Dr. Hashim completed a residency program in internal medicine at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School. He then completed two fellowships, the first in cardiovascular diseases at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School and the second in coronary and peripheral artery interventions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. During his fellowship training, Dr. Hashim also served as the Vice President and President of the American Heart Association (AHA) Fellows’ Society of Greater New York where he enjoyed working in the community to increase awareness about heart disease and sudden cardiac death.

In addition to being an attending cardiologist and active researcher, Dr. Hashim believes in engaging with the surrounding community by volunteering regularly and participating in public discussions with the AHA. Previously, he served as an executive speaker for the “Life is Why” campaign and as a member of the New York State advocacy committee for the AHA. Through these activities, he became an active advocate for the Hands-Only CPR bill in New York State, and played a major role in getting it passed in November of 2015.

Throughout his training and career, Dr. Hashim has received several great honors for his contributions to education, including the Golden Apple Excellence In Teaching Award for three consecutive years while at New Jersey Medical School and the prestigious Arnold F. Gold Award For Humanism and Excellence in Teaching.

Philosophy of Care
“When I practice, I always try to care for each of my patients as if they were members of my family. This is something I feel very strongly about. I feel it is incumbent upon me, the physician, to ensure that the patient understands their condition and the treatments available to them, so that they can make the best possible decisions for their circumstances. My patients come to me in times of great vulnerability and educating them is the cornerstone of my philosophy of care. I always put myself in their shoes and provide what I would like to have provided to me.”


Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Stent Placement
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Refractory Angina
  • Transradial Catheterization
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Total Occlusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Refractory Angina
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Unstable Angina
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Procedures I perform

  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Stent Placement
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Embolic Protection Devices
  • Fractional Flow Reserve
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Laser Atherectomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thrombectomy
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transradial Catheterization
  • Transradial Coronary Angioplasty
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 4B-1
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-3339

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


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Fellowship Program: Albert Einstein Medical Center (2016)

Fellowship Program: UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School (2015)

Residency Program: UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School (2012)

Internship Program: SUNY at Stony Brook (2010)

Medical School: University of Baghdad (2006)