Jennifer Shea ,

  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Women's Heart Health

Jennifer Shea, MD, FACC specializes in cardio-oncology, echocardiography and women's heart health as well as general and preventative cardiology. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease and adult comprehensive echocardiography.

Most recently, Dr. Shea helped to establish the Cardio-Oncology Clinic at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She became interested in cardiology as a third-year medical student, who on her first day at Fairfax Hospital triaged a patient in the emergency room who was having a heart attack. Dr. Joe Kiernan came to take the patient to the catheterization lab and asked Shea if she wanted to tag along and watch the procedure. She was immediately hooked and now works alongside Dr. Kiernan as part of the Virginia Heart team.  

In her free time, Dr. Shea enjoys camping and hiking and takes an annual week-long backcountry camping trip. She is also a loyal fan of all local DC sports teams. 

“The goal for my cardio-oncology patients is to allow them to receive their full course of chemotherapy while hopefully preventing future cardio-toxic side effects. Cardio-oncology has come a long way since its inception and we are excited to offer this service to the Northern Virginia community.” 


Medical School 

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


  • George Washington University Hospital | Internal Medicine


  • George Washington University Hospital | Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Women's Heart Health

Professional Associations

  • American College of Cardiology 
  • Medical Society of Virginia 
  • American College of Physicians

Teaching Position

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine  | George Washington University

Hospital Affiliations

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

"A statin a day keeps the cardiologist away."

- Dr. Jennifer Shea