Robert Anthony Gallino, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (682 reviews)

Specialities: Interventional Cardiology

Languages: English

(301) 570-7405

About me

Robert Gallino, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and is board certified in cardiovascular disease. He formerly acted as Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions at George Washington University Hospital. He currently is the Trainer of Interventional Fellows at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School. He is a member of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.

Dr. Gallino specializes in treating chronic total occlusions of the coronary arteries.. He sees patients for blockages of the coronary arteries that lead to angina and heart attacks.  He also treats the arteries of the legs that lead to claudiaction and non healing ulcers.

Dr. Gallinograduated with honours  from Creighton University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship, residency and chief residency training at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  He remained there  to complete fellowship training in cardiology, interventional cardiology and peripheral angiography & interventions. Since 1993 and the ensuing years, Dr. Gallino has been named as a Washingtonian Top Doctors.  He also published a chapter on Crossing SFA Occlusions in the publication Peripheral Artery Disease by Robert Dieter.

Dr. Gallino has traveled the world performing interventional techniques for the treament of complex coronary and peripheral arterial disease.   He has taken the stage in China, Japan, Poland, Germany, France, Spain and Italy,  to perform these procedures . While teaching physicians in Japan how to treat blockages through the use of a laser, he learned how to perform interventional procedures from the wrist, or using a transradial approach. Dr. Gallino uses this knowledge to lead the teaching program at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he teaches cardiology fellows interventional techniques.

Dr. Gallino continues to consult with contacts he has made globally throughout the years. He continually improves his techniques by teaching as well as learning from other physicians. When not refining his surgical techniques, Dr. Gallino tests golf clubs for Golf Magazine. He is also a die-hard Yankees and NY Giants fan.

Philosophy of Care

I strive to  find a common bond with my patients, connecting with each other enhances the interaction and leads to better outcomes.   I  continue to feel honored that people allow me to help care for their loved ones.

  Patients  often thank us for all that we have given them through the extenson of their life experiences, but their successes  fuel and motivate us in the  care of others.  For that,  I thank them.

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
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • 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

  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Stent Placement
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Embolic Protection Devices
  • Fractional Flow Reserve
  • Laser Atherectomy
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thrombectomy
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transradial Catheterization
  • Transradial Coronary Angioplasty
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Practice locations

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832


Fax 301-570-7405

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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 Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1991)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1987)

Internship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1987)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1986)

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine (1983)

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Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Aug 24, 2021

    Dr. Gallino is awesome. He is very compassionate and very thorough as well and I owe him so much. He saved my life. Im treated like I was a member of his own family.

  • Aug 18, 2021

    Dr. Gallino is the best!

  • Aug 18, 2021

    Dr. Robert Gallino is one of the the best medical physicians/specialists that I have ever met in my life. He is absolutely excellent in every way.