Dr. Edward V. Platia, MD

Dr. Edward V. Platia, MD

Dr. Edward V. Platia, MD

Languages: English, French, Italian
Fax: (202) 877-3455

Contact this Provider:

  • Electrophysiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal electrocardiogram (ekg)
  • anomalous atrioventricular excitation
  • arrhythmias during pregnancy
  • arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart diseases
  • atrial fibrillation
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Procedures I Perform
  • 4d flow mri
  • ablation arrhythmogenic focus
  • ablation av node
  • ablation for supraventricular tachycardia
  • ablation for ventricular tachycardia
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About the Provider

Edward V. Platia, MD, is a cardiologist specializing in cardiac electrophysiology at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

He was raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, graduating first in his class of 600 from Easton Area High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Lafayette College, graduating first in his engineering class. Obtaining his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center, followed by a cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, training with Dr. Michel Mirowski, inventor of the implantable defibrillator, and Dr. Morton Mower, inventor of the biventricular (CRT) pacemaker. He remained on the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty for several years and was director of the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory before coming to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
His clinical practice, research interests and publications, which include the textbook Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias, have been in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. He is vice president of the international credentialing board of cardiac electrophysiology specialists, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).

Practice Focus

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, including laser explantation
  • Catheter ablation of arrhythmias
Credentialed Areas
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1982)
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1981)
  • Residency Program: Stanford University Hospital California (1979)
  • Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1978)
  • Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1977)
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1976)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite 5A-12
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 301-877-5677
    Fax: 301-877-5680

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital