Nicholas Cossa , MD, FACC


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.

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

Nicholas Cossa, MD