Ricardo Orlando Quarrie, MD,MS| Cardiac Surgery | MedStar Health

Ricardo Orlando Quarrie, MD, MS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Specialities: Cardiac Surgery

Languages: English

(410) 554-6534

About me

Ricardo O. Quarrie, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Quarrie has specialty training in aortic disease and can manage advanced and complex aortic pathology. He sees patients with a wide range of conditions, including aortic aneurysm, connective tissue disorder, aortic valve disorder, chronic aortic dissections, and aortic root and arch abnormalities. Dr. Quarrie uses a variety of techniques, including minimally invasive (endovascular), as well as open surgical procedures. He performs coronary artery bypass surgery, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and redo aortic surgery.

The cardiac surgery team at MedStar Union Memorial has earned 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. Quarrie is a member of the Association of Academic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Maryland Cardiac Services Quality Initiative (MCSQI).

After earning his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Quarrie completed a general surgery residency at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He then went on to advance his training with a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital, and a fellowship in aortic disease at Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation.

Dr. Quarrie’s research interests include cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury, TEVAR, and new aortic stent devices. Throughout his career, he has written numerous articles for publications such as the Journal of Cardiac Surgery and the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. He has presented research at the regional and national levels, including conferences of the American College of Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Academic Surgical Congress.

Philosophy of Care

“From a very early age, I was interested in medicine and healthcare, and was particularly fascinated by the physiology of the heart. At five years old, I was diagnosed with a hearing disorder, and underwent a total of four surgeries. The care and compassion my surgeon showed to my family and I left an impression on me­. That was my first indication of the type of doctor I someday wanted to be. Therefore, I now take the time to learn about each of my patients so I can tailor the right treatment to their particular needs. I believe it’s important to really understand not only the patient’s disease process, but the person themselves–their background, disposition, desires, and expectations for their treatment.”

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

  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Contusion
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Sternal Fracture
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valvular Endocarditis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Repair
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Correction Of Pectus Deformity
  • Cryoablation
  • Embolectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy Eecp
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • 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 Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter Insertion
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Replacement Of Heart Valve
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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3333 North Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg Ste LL08
Baltimore, MD, 21218


Fax 410-554-6599

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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus



Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2019)

Fellowship Program: Yale New Haven Hospital (2016)

Residency Program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2014)

Graduate Education: Ohio State University (2011)

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2007)

News and publications

  1. Zuwasti U, Quarrie R, Allen E, Haas C. Severe Functional Mitral Stenosis Due to Left artrial Myxoma Masquerading as Asthma. BMJ Case Rep.2020; 13(12):e236876.

  2. Mouawad NJ, Quarrie R, Starr J. Acute Aortocaval Fistula Secondary to Chronic Type 1B Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endoleak. Int J Angiol. 2020; 29(1):52-54.

  3. Quarrie R, Stawicki SP. Portal Vein Thrombosis: What Surgeons Need to Know. Int. J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2018; 8(2):73-77.

  4. Quarrie R, Kopf G, Hashim S. Left Main Coronary Artery Occlusion in an Asymptomatic Patient: Late Complication After Arterial Switch Operation. J Card Surg. 2016; 31(9):599-600. PMID: 27381672

  5. Quarrie R, Lee DS, Reyes L, Erdahl W, Pfeiffer DR, Zweier JL, Crestanello JA. Mitochondrial Uncoupling does not Decrease Reactive Oxygen Species Production After Ischemia-Reperfusion. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014; 307(7):H996-H1004. PMID: 25085966

  6. Quarrie R, Lee DS, Steinbaugh G, Cramer B, Erdahl W, Pfeiffer, Zweier JL, Crestanello JA. Ischemic Preconditioning Preserves Mitochondrial Membrane Potential and Limits Reactive Oxygen Species Production. J. Surg Res. 2012; 178(1):8-17. PMID: 22763215

  7. Quarrie R, Cramer BM, Lee DS, Steinbaugh GE, Erdahl W, Pfeiffer DR, Zweier JL, Cretanello JA. Ischemic Preconditioning Decreases Mitochondrial Proton Leak and Reactive Oxygen Species Production in the Postischemic Heart.  J. Surg. Res. 2011; 165(1):5-14. PMID: 21035133

  8. Lee DS, Steinbaugh GE, Quarrie R, Zweier JL, Crestanello JA. Ischemic Postconditioning Does Not Provide Cardioprotection from Long Term Ischemic Injury in Male and Female Rat Heart Myocardium. J. Surg. Res. 2010; 164(2):175-181. PMID: 20934717

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Jul 20, 2022


  • Jul 6, 2022

    Dr. was very knowledgeable. Explained everything. Did not feel rushed. Excellent service!

  • Jun 1, 2022

    All concern for my health!