Reed M. Shnider, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health

Reed M. Shnider, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (2044 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: Hebrew, English

(301) 570-7405

About me

Dr. Reed M. Shnider, MD, is a Senior Administrative Partner and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Services at the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He treats hypertension, valvular heart disease, dyslipidemia, heart rhythm disturbance including atrial fibrillation, autonomic dysfunction, and adult and adolescent congenital heart disease, as well as evaluating chest pain.

Taking an integrative approach to treatment, Dr. Shnider offers a holistic perspective. In this approach, he weaves conventional and alternative medicine are into a cardiovascular wellness program that includes diet, exercise, stress management, lipid management, and blood pressure control. His goal is to help each patient optimize lifestyle to reduce cardiovascular risk.

Dr. Shnider’s clinical interests focus on wellness coaching and nutrition for cardiovascular patients. Collaborating with a dietitian and an exercise physiologist, he has helped implement group nutritional and exercise programs for cardiovascular patients, offering lifestyle modification in a group environment. Dr. Shnider also enjoys learning about naturopathic medicine.

In yearly trips to Africa, Dr. Shnider volunteers with a health center in Tanzania. There, he treats patients with HIV-related heart disease, congestive heart failure, infections, trauma, and other conditions. He also trains the clinic’s doctors on how to perform echocardiograms and other diagnostic tests.

Dr. Shnider received his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology. He is a fellow at the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Shnider speaks English and Hebrew, and is learning Swahili. Outside of his work as a cardiologist, Dr. Shnider wrote a children’s book about Rusty, the red panda, who escaped from the DC zoo.

Philosophy of Care
“I try to help people come to grips with, and to be accepting of, the uncertainty of life. What changes can patients make to lead healthier lives while also enjoying their lives more? I want to help the patient to accept what they can change, and not let their fear interfere with their enjoyment of life. I try to tailor lifestyle changes to each individual so their own values and beliefs aren’t compromised.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chemodectoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • 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
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • 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
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • 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
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • 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
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Variant Angina
  • Vasospastic Angina
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 5200
Olney, MD, 20832

301-570-7455

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 4100
Olney, MD, 20832

301-570-7404

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12111 Darnestown Road
Suite A
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

301-570-7404

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3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD, 20906

301-598-1550

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9501 Old Annapolis Road
Suite 308
Ellicott City, MD, 21042

301-877-5677

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6410 Rockledge Drive
Suite 401
Bethesda, MD, 20817

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (1985)

Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (1983)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1980)

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.)

    4.9
  • 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
  • Mar 26, 2024

    Dr. Shnider is an excellent doctor. He listens, answers all my questions, explains results of testing and is very knowledgeable. He is a very calming presence and give me all the time I need to ask questions. He is also very caring, kind and genuinely interested in my health and well being.

  • Mar 26, 2024

    Dr. SHNIDER was professional, listened, explained my health concerns, always feel like I'm talking to a family member who cares about me

  • Mar 8, 2024

    Excellent listener and solution finder.