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

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

4.9 out of 5 (424 reviews)

Specialties: Heart Failure And Transplantation Cardiology

Languages: English

410-554-6534

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)
  • Advanced Heart Failure (AHF)
  • 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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3333 North Calvert Street
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-6550

Fax 410-554-6534

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Fax 410-554-6534

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

443-444-5600

Fax 443-444-4606

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

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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

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

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Jan 25, 2024

    Excellent

  • Jan 8, 2024

    This provider is very knowledgeable, professional and patient. I feel that I am in the best possible care with him.

  • Jan 8, 2024

    All topics were discussed