Sarfraz A. Durrani, MD| Electrophysiology | MedStar Health

Sarfraz A. Durrani, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (944 reviews)

Specialties: Electrophysiology

Languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, English

(703) 208-7259

About me

Dr. Sarfraz K. Durrani, MD, is an attending electrophysiologist and Director of Technology and Innovation in the Heart Rhythm section at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He also sees patients at the MedStar Heart Institute in Fairfax as well as several non-MedStar hospitals in northern Virginia, where he represents MedStar. As an electrophysiology specialist, Dr. Durrani focuses on treating patients with arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, heart block, and stroke related to atrial fibrillation.

Treatments used by Dr. Durrani include performing cardiac ablation, implanting pacemakers and defibrillators for people with heart block or a life-threatening arrhythmia, and performing left atrial appendage occlusion using the Watchman device. He was the first physician in the DC area to perform epicardial ablation for ventricular tachycardia and to implant a Watchman device to close off part of the left atrium of the heart to prevent stroke. Dr. Durrani was also one of the first physicians in Virginia to perform cryoablation for atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Durrani is interested in improving treatment methods for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, including exploring new approaches to persistent, or chronic, atrial fibrillation. He is also interested in pursuing innovative options for ventricular tachycardia ablation. Dr. Durrani has been a part of several national, ongoing clinical trials.

After receiving his medical degree at Kashmir University Government Medical College in India, Dr. Durrani went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at Nassau University Medical Center, State University of New York - Stony Brook. After serving as Chief Resident, Dr. Durrani spent a year conducting genetics research at the Children’s National Medical Center on a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He then continued his medical training with a cardiology fellowship at George Washington University Hospital and an electrophysiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Philosophy of Care

“I’ll always work tirelessly in the interest of my patients, and I’ll be the best advocate for them. When I first see a patient, my starting point is to ask myself: ‘How would I approach this patient’s care if this were my family member?’ I put myself in the patient’s shoes to see it from their point of view and understand what decisions I can make that serve their interests best.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Heart Racing
  • Implantable Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Palpitations
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Watchman Device Implantation
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Anomalous Atrioventricular Excitation
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Arrhythmias In Adults With Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Channelopathies
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Device Infection
  • Cardiac Device Malfunction
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Conduction Defects
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Racing
  • Lead Malfunction
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Long Qt Syndrome
  • Lown Ganong Levine Syndrome
  • Pacemaker Infection
  • Pacemaker Malfunction
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Presyncope
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Short Qt Syndrome
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinoatrial Node Dysfunction
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Trifascicular Block
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
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Procedures I perform

  • 4D Flow Mri
  • Ablation Arrhythmogenic Focus
  • Ablation Av Node
  • Ablation For Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM)
  • Cardiac Device Implant
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Implantable Device Replacement
  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Cardioversion
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Defibrillator Malfunction
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • Implantable Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Intravenous Lead Extraction
  • Lariat Procedure
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Lead Extraction
  • Loop Recorder
  • Pacemaker
  • Pacemaker And Icd Interrogation
  • Pacemaker Placement
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring
  • Replacement Of Defibrillator
  • Resynchronization Therapy
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transvenous Lead Extraction
  • Watchman Device Implantation
  • Wearable Defibrillator
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Practice locations

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3020 Hamaker Court
Suite 502
Fairfax, VA, 22031

703-208-7257

Fax 855-374-5342

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8640 Sudley Road
Suite 302
Manassas, VA, 20110

703-208-7257

Fax 855-374-5342

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship Program: Duke University Medical Center (2006)

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2006)

Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (2004)

Fellowship Program: Childrens National Medical Center (2001)

Fellowship Program: National Institute of Health (2000)

Residency Program: Nassau University Medical Center (1998)

Residency Program: State University of New York at Stony Brook (1998)

Medical School: Kashmir University Government Medical College (1991)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • 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

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 4, 2023

    Dr. Durrani is very well informed about latest medical techniques. He always is very concerned and caring. He is an excellent cardiologist. He knows his patients needs and concerns!

  • Dec 4, 2023

    NO QUESTIONS OR WORRIES ALL WENT WELL.

  • Nov 22, 2023

    Once the doctor arrived, he was very personable and attentive.