Nardos Temesgen, MD| Interventional Cardiology | MedStar Health

Nardos Temesgen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Interventional Cardiology

Languages: English

About me

Nardos Temesgen, MD, joined as a member of the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute in August 2022. She practices as an interventional cardiologist at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Temesgen is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine. She is a member of several professional societies, including the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the American College of Cardiology.

Originally from Ethiopia, Dr. Temesgen earned her bachelor of science degree from Virginia Common Wealth University in 2011 and her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, in 2015. She then completed her internal medicine residency, and an advanced fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at George Washington University. 

Dr. Temesgen treats patients with acute coronary syndrome, coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and women with cardiovascular disease. Her approach to treatment is guided by her desire to perform procedures based on necessity that is minimally invasive. To this end, she performs percutaneous coronary intervention using the radial approach. She also uses the latest technologies, such as intravascular imaging (IVUS, OCT) and coronary physiology assessment (FFR, IFR ), to understand lesion pathology and to optimize percutaneous interventions. Dr. Temesgen is also passionate about preventive care and education about cardiovascular diseases. She is especially concerned about the rising rates of young people suffering from heart disease.

Philosophy of care
“My goal is to practice medicine with humility, passion, and compassion. From personal experience, I know how challenging it can be to navigate the healthcare system. I want my patients to know that I am determined to help and guide them to receive the best care possible. As an advocate for my patients, I always listen to their concerns and put them first. When working with referring physicians, I am dedicated to working as a team and maintaining an open mode of communication to provide the best care possible.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Stent Placement
  • 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
  • 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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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 304
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-877-5680

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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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Open HMO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna HMO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Open POS II
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (2022)

Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (2021)

Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (2018)

Medical School: Wright State University School Of Medicine (2015)