Paula Pinell-Salles ,

  • General Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Disease
  • Women's Heart Health

Paula Pinell-Salles, M.D., F.A.C.C., specializes in general cardiology, vascular medicine and women’s heart health. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. “I have a special interest in women’s heart health, in primary prevention and the care of complex, advanced heart disease,” she said. Although raised and trained in the U.S., Dr. Pinell-Salles worked extensively in public health abroad. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys the privilege of caring for a large population of patients who are most comfortable speaking in Spanish. “I relish the opportunity to get to know my patients well and am heartened by the awesome responsibility that comes with their trust as they refer their own family and friends,” she added.  

Dr. Pinell-Salles earned her medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and pursued her residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed her fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Pinell-Salles and her husband have four young children. An admitted die-hard Barcelona FC soccer fan, she is happiest on the sidelines cheering her own soccer stars. She also likes to travel whenever possible to visit extended family in Bolivia and Peru.


Medical School 

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Internal Medicine


  • University of Maryland Medical Center | Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine 

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • General Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Women's Heart Health

Professional Associations

  • American College of Cardiology | Fellow


  • Super Doctor | Washington Post Magazine
  • Women in Cardiology Award | American Heart Association

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

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

"I believe that every patient should understand their own history and diagnoses and that with this, we can together create an action plan and appropriate follow up."

- Dr. Paula Pinell-Salles


Fairfax Office

2901 Telestar Court
Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042

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