Karan Desai ,

  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology

Karan Desai, MD, FACC specializes in general non-invasive cardiology and advanced echocardiography. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, adult echocardiography, and internal medicine. He has a special interest in the management of valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, and critically ill cardiac patients. Dr. Desai completed his internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was the Assistant Chief of Service. He completed his cardiology fellowship and advanced echocardiography training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. 

Prior to joining Virginia Heart, Dr. Desai was on faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was the Assistant Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Desai has received teaching awards each year as a trainee and faculty and was involved with cardiovascular education nationally through the CardioNerds platform.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Desai strives to partner with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that best meet each patient’s needs, unique physiology, and life circumstances. 

In his free time, Dr. Desai enjoys traveling and exploring Northern Virginia with his wife, Neena, and young kids, as well as rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams


Medical School

  • Albany Medical College


  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center | Internal Medicine


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine | Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine

Teaching Positions

  • Assistant Chief of Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center | Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2018-2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology | Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2022-2024)


    • Faculty Teacher of the Year, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2023

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Inova Loudoun Hospital

    "I believe that cardiology has the best evidence of any field, but it takes time and effort to apply it in an individualized way to each patient. I hope to do that for every patient I meet."

    - Dr. Karan Desai


    Loudoun Office

    44035 Riverside Parkway
    Suite 400
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    P: 703-621-4501
    F: 703-858-9573