Dr. Tarana Nekzad, DO

Dr. Tarana Nekzad, DO

Dr. Tarana Nekzad, DO

Languages: English
Phone: 301-782-2220
Fax: 855-440-5101

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Specialties
  • Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal electrocardiogram (ekg)
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • advanced heart failure (adhf)
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal duplex ultrasound
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid blood tests
  • anticoagulation
  • cardiac rehabilitation
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About the Provider

Tarana Nekzad, DO, is a cardiologist at MedStar Cardiology Associates at Brandywine. She is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, and board eligible in cardiovascular medicine. She also holds a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification.

As a general cardiologist, Dr. Nekzad focuses on risk stratification, prevention, and management of the full spectrum of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery, valvular, peripheral arterial, and aortic diseases.

At her previous practice in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Nekzad gained experience with a wide scope of patients and pathology, including high-acuity cases, and a broad range of demographics and health literacy. As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, she is trained to emphasize patient-focused care, and therefore pays close attention to each person’s unique situation and circumstance, while offering guideline-based treatment plans.

Throughout her training at Michigan State University, Dr. Nekzad was consistently recognized for her clinical skills and leadership strengths. She was named chief intern and most outstanding first year resident, hospital chief resident, and cardiology chief fellow.

Dr. Nekzad is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American College of Physicians.

Philosophy of Care
“One of my favorite things about my work is the opportunity for patient advocacy and patient education. It’s an integral part of holistic care that often gets overlooked. I practice empathy and active listening, while learning about each patient’s life.  My patients know that my office is a safe space where their concerns will be heard. I help them fully understand their disease, and we talk about their diagnosis and how we can reduce their risk of adverse events. I love to help patients take charge of their health, and feel motivated and empowered.”

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills (2021)
  • Residency Program: Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills (2018)
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center