Itshac Itsik Ben-Dor, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Valvular Disease Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Languages: English

(202) 877-3339

About me

Itshac Itsik Ben-Dor, MD, is Program Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship MedStar Washington Hospital Center ,Associate Director Medstar Washington Hospital Center Cardiac Cath Labs, Associate professor Georgetown University  Washington, DC.

 A member, and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Ben-Dor is part of a unique team that is performing high volumes of treatments for coronary and structural heart disease in addition to complex coronary interventions.

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Ben-Dor specializes in the treatment of coronary and structural heart disease through the use of percutaneous coronary intervention, balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty, alcohol septal ablation, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, mitral valve clip and transcatheter mitral valve replacement.

His clinical interests include treating patients with valvular heart disease and coronary physiology as well as acute coronary syndrome. His current research interests include exploring the efficacy and clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement and intravascular ultrasound and coronary physiology.

Dr. Ben-Dor received his medical degree from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel before joining MedStar for fellowship training in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease in addition to residency training in internal medicine. Dr. Ben-Dor has completed more than 12 years of training, both in the United States and in Israel, which provide him with a depth of experience unparalleled in the region. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Ben-Dor was recently named Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Faculty Educator of the Year by the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at Georgetown University. He is also widely published and has produced more than 280 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of  Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine Journal.

Philosophy of Care

“My role as a healthcare provider is to do what’s in the patient’s best interest. I believe it is important to educate and advise my patients as to the options they have regarding their care. There is always more than one treatment option available. For this reason, I believe patient-centered care is a big part of any medical decision.

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
  • 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

  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Stent Placement
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Embolic Protection Devices
  • Fractional Flow Reserve
  • Heart Biopsy
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Laser Atherectomy
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thrombectomy
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transradial Catheterization
  • Transradial Coronary Angioplasty
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-5975

Fax 202-877-3339

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2013)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)

Medical School: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (2001)

Hospital affiliations