Stuart F Seides, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health
Stuart F Seides

Stuart F Seides, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: English

About me

Stuart F. Seides, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI is the physician chief executive of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI), one of the highest volume heart and vascular care programs in the United States. He is responsible for all clinical services and administrative operations related to heart and vascular care delivered by MedStar Health and its affiliated physicians across the MedStar system in both the Washington and Baltimore regions, including the unique alliance between MHVI and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Our hospitals include MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and 7 others. Dr. Seides is a professor of Medicine at Georgetown.

Dr. Seides has been practicing Cardiology in Washington, D.C., since 1978, following his tenure as a senior investigator at the  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.  He is the founder and former president of (MedStar) Cardiology Associates, LLC, the area's largest full-service cardiovascular group, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of MedStar Health.

Dr. Seides' major clinical activities include consultative and interventional cardiology, including the initiation of the coronary angioplasty program at MWHC that has become one of the nation's largest.  He is former president and board chairman of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of cardiology, and served two terms as president of the American Heart Association, Nation's Capital Affiliate (NCA).

Dr. Seides lectures extensively. He is the co-author of a standard textbook in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and the author of numerous journal articles encompassing the broad spectrum of cardiovascular medicine. He is regularly asked to comment on medical matters by the national print and broadcast media.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Heart Disease
  • 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
  • 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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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20036


Fax 202-416-2007

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



Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1976)

Fellowship Program: U.S. Public Health Service Hospital (1974)

Residency Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1972)

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College (1970)

News and publications

Dr. Seides recommended Chief Philanthropy Officer Richard Kief receive a cardiac CT, which saved ultimately saved his life. Read more in the Summer 2015 edition of Center Scope.