Nelson Lim Bernardo, MD| Interventional Cardiology | MedStar Health

Nelson Lim Bernardo, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (336 reviews)

Specialties: Interventional Cardiology

Languages: Spanish, Hebrew, French, English

(202) 877-3339

About me

Nelson L. Bernardo, MD, specializes in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Bernardo is the medical director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at MedStar Heart Institute. He is also the director for Peripheral Intervention at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at MedStar Research Institute. He is also the co-chair for cardiac peripheral vascular diseases.

In addition, Dr. Bernardo serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

Dr. Bernardo publishes extensively in his field. He lectures frequently at meetings and conferences, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Bernardo was the clinical investigator or co-investigator in dozens of trials in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He is currently involved in a number of ongoing trials and clinical studies.

Dr. Bernardo is involved in peer review for numerous publications, including Angiology and Journal of Invasive Cardiology.

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

202-877-5975

Fax 202-877-3339

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Fax 202-877-3339

110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 4B1
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-5975

Fax 202-877-3339

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 202-877-3339

Insurance

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

Education

Fellowship Program: Medical College of Virginia-VCU (1999)

Fellowship Program: Medical College of Virginia-VCU (1998)

Residency Program: Medical College of Virginia-VCU (1995)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1992)

Residency Program: Philippines General Hospital (1990)

Medical School: Univ of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Med. Ctr (1986)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Nov 20, 2023

    Dr Bernardo is an excellent doctor who takes the time and concern to explain things

  • Nov 9, 2023

    Dr. Bernardo explained my condition, treatment options and next steps in a manner that was very easy to understand.

  • Oct 19, 2023

    Highly recommend Dr. Bernardo.