Tariq M. Haddad , MD, FACC


Tariq M. Haddad, MD, FACC specializes in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and has a special interest in conducting research and is the Director of the Research Center at Virginia Heart.  He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. “I strive to educate each and every patient about their illness in a way the patient can understand," he said. "As nothing brings me more satisfaction than seeing the relief on a patient's face when they understand their illness and how we will solve it."

Dr. Haddad earned his medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College and pursued his internship and residency at University of Virginia Hospital. He completed multiple fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health.  He also pursued additional training in Cardiac MRI/CT Imaging.

Dr. Haddad enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and basketball and cheering on his beloved alma mater Duke's basketball team!

Affiliations & Awards

Leadership Positions

  • Director, Clinical Research  | Virginia Heart


  • Top Doctor  | Washingtonian Magazine
  • Super Doctor | Washington Post Magazine
  • Vance Award for Teaching Excellence | Inova Fairfax Hospital

Other Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

Research Areas of Interest

  • Cholesterol and lipid management, heart failure, antiplatelet therapy


  • Mordini F, Haddad T, AE Arai et al.  Diagnostic Accuracy of Stress Perfusion CMR in Comparison With Quantitative Coronary Angiography: Fully Quantitative, Semiquantitative, and Qualitative Assessment. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. January 2014; Volume 7, Issue 1: 14-22.
  • Venkatesan C, Haddad T, S Gurpreet; Taking it from the Top-A Case of Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy [abstract]. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 8 Suppl 1:971.  

"I am passionate about conducting and participating in research. As Director of the Virginia Heart Research Center we are committed to offering our patients the latest treatment advances and access to clinical trials."

- Dr. Tariq M. Haddad

"It is difficult to put into words what your kindness, compassion, availability and exemplary care has meant to our family the last 8 years. Dad respected and loved you and looked forward to his appointments with you.  Thank you for being such a positive and professional stronghold as we went through this journey with you." 

- The Family of R. Jenkins

Tariq M. Haddad, MD