Dr. Alexander I. Papolos, MD

Dr. Alexander I. Papolos, MD

Dr. Alexander I. Papolos, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-7258

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiac Critical Care
Conditions I Treat
  • aortic aneurysm
  • bleeding disorder
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • cardiovascular disease management
  • cerebrovascular accident
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Procedures I Perform
  • arterial line placement
  • central line insertion
  • chest tube insertion
  • circulatory assist devices
  • endotracheal intubation
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About the Provider

Alexander Papolos, MD, is a cardiac intensivist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a cardiologist, echocardiologist, and critical care doctor, he specializes in several different areas of medicine to help his intensive care patients receive the care they need. As part of his clinical practice, Dr. Papolos treats heart failure, various kinds of cardiomyopathies, acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiogenic shock.

Dr. Papolos is actively involved in research and is particularly interested in studying right ventricular failure and right ventricular pulmonary arterial coupling. He has developed a novel echocardiographic measure of pulmonary arterial capacitance and is currently investigating how it can be used to help treat patients with pulmonary hypertension and right heart dysfunction.

Philosophy of Care
My goal is to treat every patient how I would want to be treated or how I would want my family members treated. In the ICU, it becomes clear that we are not only caring for the patients, but we are also caring for their families.”
—Alexander Papolos, MD

  • Fellowship Program: University of California San Francisco (2019)
  • Fellowship Program: University of California San Francisco (2018)
  • Residency Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2015)
  • Medical School: New York Medical College (2012)
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