Weining David Xu, MD| Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology | MedStar Health

Weining David Xu, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (168 reviews)

Specialities: Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology

Languages: English

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About me

W. David Xu, MD is a cardiologist specializing in Advanced Heart Failure at the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He holds board certifications in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

Dr. Xu specializes in the management of patients with heart failure and those requiring mechanical support devices including left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). He is particularly interested in LVAD recovery, and medical therapy for cardio-renal syndrome and diuretic resistance.

He chose to specialize in advanced heart failure because of the opportunity it affords him to take care of his patients long term. Patients with heart failure have special challenges but are very involved in their care and are invested in getting better. Working as a team, we can help these patients achieve their goals in improving their quality of life –understanding that each patient defines their own milestones in this process. He works closely with patients and their families to ensure they understand all aspects of the care plan and presents the options that most closely align with his patients’ goals and lifestyle.

Outside of work, Dr. Xu enjoys getting to know his new home, Maryland, as well as exploring the nation’s capital. He and his wife have a golden retriever and a border collie that they rescued and now have seen four different states.

Dr. Xu is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Failure Society of America.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Home Inotropes
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Beriberi
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Cardiomems
  • Chronic Inotropic Therapy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Home Inotropes
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pretransplant Clearance
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Practice locations

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Russell Morgan Bldg Ste 206
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-5600

Fax 443-444-4606

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3333 North Calvert Street
Suite LL08
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-235-7113

Fax 410-235-7808

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3333 North Calvert Street
Johnston Prof Bldg Ste 500
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-366-5600

Fax 410-889-4952

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Fax 410-889-4952

Insurance

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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic (2018)

Fellowship Program: Univesity of Utah Medical Center (2017)

Residency Program: Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital (2013)

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2010)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Jul 21, 2022

    Dr Xu takes the time to listen to me and answers all my questions. He's very patient and very precise in his examination.

  • Jul 8, 2022

    Provider was excellent!

  • Jun 10, 2022

    Very good experience