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 202-877-2799

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


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)