Michael Fiocco, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (174 reviews)

Specialities: Valvular Disease Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery

Languages: English

(410) 554-6534

About me

Michael Fiocco, MD, is the chief of cardiovascular surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in thoracic surgery.

Dr. Fiocco specializes in complex coronary artery bypass, arterial disease, and all valvular disease, including the aortic and mitral valve, and aortic aneurysm. He approaches valve treatment with the goal of repair, but through his wide range of expertise, can perform replacement when needed. Dr. Fiocco selects surgical techniques with a long-term outlook for each patient. For example, when considering coronary bypass, he stresses the use of multiple arterial grafts, trying to use as few veins from the legs as possible, which offers better longevity.

For the last two years, Dr. Fiocco has led the cardiac surgery team at MedStar Union Memorial in receiving a 3-star rating for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and combined aortic valve replacement plus CABG procedures from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons–the highest achievable metric in the United States for these procedures. This puts the team in the top seven percent of high-performing hospitals nationwide.

Dr. Fiocco is a member of the American College of Surgeons and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He also participates in the Maryland Cardiac Services Quality Initiative, started over 10 years ago as a way to improve quality outcomes across the state.

After earning his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Fiocco completed a general surgery residency at St. Agnes Hospital. He then received specialty training through a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Fiocco has served as a primary or secondary investigator on several research studies, including one that evaluated the difference between coronary artery stents versus bypass surgery. He has participated in studies of the transcatheter valve, including the important expansion of use from high-risk patients to intermediate-to-low risk candidates. His clinical research has also helped determine the best treatment (stent versus bypass surgery) for the often-fatal blockage in the left main coronary artery–also known as the ‘widow maker’ heart attack.

Dr. Fiocco’s expertise and reputation has earned him peer recognition by Baltimore Magazine as a ‘Top Doctor’ for the past 10 years.

Philosophy of Care

“My father and grandfather were both doctors, and I take great pride in being a heart surgeon. It’s important to me that my patients feel confident about their care, so I make sure they are fully informed. I attribute my patients’ success not only to the great care they receive at MedStar Union Memorial but also to their assurance that surgery is the right and best option for them – a decision we make together.”

Clinical areas of focus

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

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Anomalies Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defects
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Congestive Heart Failure Chf
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle Dorv
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Contusion
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Main Bronchus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Myocardial Infarction Mi
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Papvr
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Sternal Fracture
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd Repair
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Diaphragm Pacemaker Procedure
  • Diaphragm Pacing
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy Eecp
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Health
  • Heart Transplant
  • Holter Monitor
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • 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 Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesions Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Asd Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter Insertion
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barretts Esophagus
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Replacement Of Heart Valve
  • Robotic Assisted Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Ross-Konno Procedure
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thrombectomy
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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3333 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-6550

Fax 410-554-6534

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Education

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1994)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1994)

Residency Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (1991)

Internship Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (1987)

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine (1986)

Awards

    • 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine

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Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Apr 20, 2021

    Dr. Fiocco is the BEST!!

  • Nov 3, 2020

    Dr. Fiocco is an excellent communication and very easy to understand. My situation was very well explained.

  • Oct 20, 2020

    Thank you to the staff for all they did for me. Much appreciated!