Alexander G. Truesdell , MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM

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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 Interventional Cardiology Research 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.

Credentials

Medical School 

  • University of Southern California

Residency

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center | Internal Medicine

Fellowship

  • 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



Affiliations & Awards

Leadership Positions

  • Co-Director, Interventional Cardiology Research | Inova Heart and Vascular Institute 
  • Teaching Faculty, Coronary Care Unit | Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Site Co-Principal Investigator | National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative
  • Co-Director, Cardiogenic Shock Committee | 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

Recognitions

  • Army Combat Veteran (Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan) 

Hospital Affiliations

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

Publications


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

      - Dr. Alexander G. Truesdell

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