Alexander G. Truesdell ,

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Vascular Disease

Alexander G. Truesdell, MD specializes in complex coronary interventions, coronary chronic total occlusions, mechanical circulatory support, and cardiogenic shock. He is board certified in interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine, cardiovascular disease, and vascular medicine. "As an interventionalist, I am privileged to offer preventive care, clinical research innovations, and lifesaving emergency care to my fellow Virginians," he said.

Dr. Truesdell earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and fellowship training at Brown University. He is co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Service at the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, an investigator on multiple international cardiovascular research trials, is widely published on a variety of cardiovascular topics, and is a regular speaker at national scientific conferences.

An Army combat veteran, Dr. Truesdell previously served in infantry, intelligence, medical, and special operations units in the United States, Europe, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children biking, hiking and camping.


Medical School 

  • University of Southern California


  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center | Internal Medicine


  • Brown University | Cardiovascular Disease
  • Brown University | Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Endovascular Medicine

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions

Professional Associations

  • American College of Cardiology | Fellow
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions | Fellow
  • Society for Vascular Medicine | Fellow

Teaching Positions

  • Assistant Professor | George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor | Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor | Georgetown University School of Medicine

Leadership Positions

  • Teaching Faculty, Coronary Care Unit | Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Site Co-Principal Investigator | National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative
  • Co-Director, Cardiogenic Shock Service | Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Member, Interventional Cardiology Leadership Council | American College of Cardiology
  • Member, Vascular Operations Committee | Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Member, Cardiogenic Shock Thinktank | Cardiac Safety Research Consortium
  • Co-Principal Investigator, INOVA-SHOCK Registry, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute


  • Army Combat Veteran (Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan) 
  • Top Doctor  |  Washingtonian

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Virginia Hospital Center


  • Truesdell, Alexander G. Improved Outcomes with the Use of Shock Protocols: Updates from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2019. 
  • Truesdell, Alexander G. Radial Artery Remodeling Following Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Med and Women: Insights from Serial Ultrahigh Frequency Ultrasonography. Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2019. 
  • Truesdell, Alexander G. Clinical and Regulatory Landscape for Cardiogenic Shock: a Report from the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium ThinkTank of Cardiogenic Shock. Am Heart J 2019.


Truesdell Cath lab

"A team can achieve anything if no one cares who gets the credit."

- Dr. Alexander G. Truesdell


Fairfax Office

2901 Telestar Court
Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042

P: 703-573-3494
F: 703-573-5353