Nicholas Cossa ,

  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Nicholas Cossa, MD, specializes in general and interventional cardiology, including the use of echocardiography to diagnose cardiac conditions. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. “I have been practicing general cardiology and interventional cardiology for 30 years and have seen tremendous advances in interventional cardiology which have allowed me to provide better care and better outcomes to my patients,” he said.

Dr. Cossa earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University and pursued his residency at Washington Hospital Center, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiology.

In his free time, Dr. Cossa enjoys physical training and tennis. He also enjoys taking cycling trips with his wife at home and abroad for both exercise and relaxation.


Medical School 

  • Albany Medical College of Union University


  • Washington Hospital Center | Internal Medicine


  • Washington Hospital Center | Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Internal Medicine 

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Echocardiography

Professional Associations

  • American College of Cardiology | Fellow
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • Fairfax County Medical Society

Leadership Positions

  • Chairman, Invasive QA Committee | Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Director, Cardiac Emergency Services | Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Director, Cath Lab | Inova Fairfax Hospital


  • Top Doctor | Washingtonian Magazine
  • Super Doctor | Washington Post Magazine
  • Top Doctor | Washington Consumer Checkbook 
  • Certified Proctor for Medtronic Wiktor Stent
  • Cum Laude Graduate | New York University
  • Nominated to Phi Betta Kappa

Hospital Affiliations

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

"I have seen tremendous advances in interventional cardiology over the past 30 years.  Experience in these advancements has allowed me to provide better patient care, resulting in better patient outcomes."

- Dr. Nicholas Cossa


Fairfax Office

2901 Telestar Court
Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042

P: 703-621-4501
F: 703-573-5353

Christine and Vince Cavaleri aren’t letting their age—or cardiac conditions—slow them down. Vince, 89, suffers from valve disease and congestive heart failure. Christine, 77, is a heart attack survivor. But they follow the advice of Dr. Nicholas Cossa at Virginia Heart and exercise almost every day, adhere to a healthy diet and stay busy pursuing their hobbies. Vince even works part-time. As Christine says, “You’ve got to be fit if you want to stay in the game.”