Walter L. Atiga , MD


Walter L. Atiga,MD, specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, including pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, radiofrequency ablation and biventricular pacing devices. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology and internal medicine. “The field of clinical cardiac electrophysiology is exciting because I love using emerging technologies to diagnosis and treat very complex and puzzling heart rhythm disorders,” he said.

Dr. Atiga earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed two years of residency there and a third year at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He then completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an additional fellowship in cardiology research at the National Institutes of Health.

In his free time, Dr. Atiga enjoys traveling, photography and exploring new technology.

Leadership Positions

  • Director of Electrophysiology | Inova Loudoun Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

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

"I try to treat each patient as though they were a family member and try to imagine myself in their shoes when formulating recommendations and treatment plans."

- Dr. Walter L. Atiga