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Dr. Reza Sanai, MD, FACC

Cardiologist

Professional statement

Dr. Sanai graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University. He earned a master’s degree in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate in medicine from George Washington University, where he graduated with honors (AOA). He received the Jorge Rios Award in Internal Medicine, which is awarded to the outstanding medical student in the field of internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship at the George Washington University Hospital serving as chief cardiology fellow for 2 years. During his fellowship, Dr. Sanai was actively involved in research with numerous publications and abstracts in areas such as contrast echocardiography and CT coronary angiography. He is also actively involved in education and has served as the primary instructor in EKGs to third year medical students. Dr. Sanai’s interests include cardiovascular imaging and preventive cardiology.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Cardiologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • The George Washington University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • George Washington University, Fellowship in Cardiology
  • George Washington University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Cardiology

Awards and publications

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha- Graduated with honors 2005
  • Checkbook Top Doctors 2014

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1659520054

Office locations

CardioCare

900 17th Street NW

900 17th Street Northwest, 1250

Washington, DC 20006

CardioCare

1120 Professional Court, First Floor

Hagerstown, MD 21740

CardioCare

5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Excellent doctor, straightforward and level headed. Highly capable and great bedside manner.
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This is a great practice, and Dr. Sanai is an excellent cardiologist. Highly recommended.
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I was seen immediately. The doctor had a great bedside manner and explained things clearly, making me feel at ease and reassured. I wish he was a GP so I could see him for everything! Very grateful ZocDoc pointed me his way.
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He is so fun, you’ll forget about your heart condition. Good doctor too
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My new favorite doctor
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Dr. Sanai is amazing! I am so lucky I found him. He is so thorough and his bed side manner is great. He took time to explain everything to me and answer all of my questions!
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Dr. Sanai is the best doctor I have ever seen, he is equally thoughtful and talented and has been able to put me at ease on multiple occasions. Would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a cardiologist.
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Excellent doctor!!! Great bedside manner and I highly recommend him!
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He was a very thoughtful and very understanding and humble physician. Excellent
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He is the nicest doctor. I adore him. The office staff is the absolute best too. The entire visit is stress free on your heart. He treats you like you are his family.
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Dr. Sanai is great!! He is very friendly and knowledgeable and came up with a game plan that makes sense....
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The best in the biz. Can't find a better doctor or experience. Do yourself a favor and book your appt with him. I've been seeing him for 4+ years and his new office makes you feel like you are more ina spa than a dr. office. Could not recommend him more if I wanted to.
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Nice staff, Nice Doc, nice office, parking garage near by. I recommend.
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Dr. Sanai was able to answer all my needs and provided excellent advice, professional and funny. Could tell that he does his best to go the extra distance for his patients. I would highly recommend to family and friends. Clean, comfortablewaiting area ( though the moment I walked in there was no wait). Very accommodating, friendly and helpful representative that helped me with parking, and getting in to see the doctor(even though I was 15-20 min behind). Thank you so much for the wonderful service provided
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Very professional and kind.
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Professional, appointment was on time and the Doctor's treatment was very good.
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Dr. Sanai always listens and gets down to brass tacks. Good diagnostician!!
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Dr Reza was very polite and respectful. He helped me understand what was going on with my body and offered further consultation via email. Highly recommend!
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Overall my appointment was excellent. I was seen on time and Dr. Sanai was very knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable and I could tell immediately he cared about me as a patient.
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I was so nervous prior to my appointment and Dr. Sanai made me feel so comfortable and at ease! Him and his entire staff were extremely nice and caring! I strongly recommend you go see him! Thank you Dr. Sanai and CardioCare Staff!!!!
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He listens, he talks, he makes you comfortable. Really personable and likeable doctor. When you go you will know what I am talking about. He is a 10.
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Dr. Sanai was hands down one of the best doctors I’ve seen for any reason. I was very nervous about seeing a cardiologist, but Dr. Sanai’s easy-going style and bedside manner really made the experience comforting. He is extremely knowledgeable,logical, and responsive. Not only does he take the time to explain what’s going on with you when you meet with him in person, but he’s also willing to communicate with you over email.
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Honestly, I wish that he was my PCP. This doctor is amazing and really takes his time to understand his patients and to really know them. He is not just about cranking out the patients, but about building a relationship withhis patients and making sure they know that they are safe in his hands, not because they are paying him, but because he truly cares about them and their concerns. He doesn't rush you out, but intently listens and makes sure he has a clear understanding of your concerns before making any suggestions. I very highly recommend him to anyone looking for a cardiologist. Amazing doctor!!
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Dr. Sanai is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He seemed to genuinely care about me and to get to know me. He also profusely apologized for having me wait 10 minutes past my appointment time. He hasa tremendous bedside manner and was very comforting and knowledgeable. I'm coming back for a follow-up and he told his receptionist not to charge me a co-pay next time because I had to wait 10 minutes in this visit. I've never had a doctor do that before! I would definitely recommend Dr. Sanai and his office.
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Hands down the best experience I've had with a doctor. He was prompt, attended to me himself and was super knowledgeable and asked a lot of questions.
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He was so great, smart, personable, professional, kind, thorough. Definitely recommend him.
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He is an excellent, caring Dr I really trust him. And he is always on time
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There was practically no wait. Dr Sanai has been both diligent and kind during my appointments with him.
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Dr. Sanai was very energetic and easy to talk to. Great bedside manner.
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Great Doctor! So patient ! Took his time to listen to my concerns and explained in length all what I needed to know.
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Excellent doctor, thank you Zocdoc.
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Dr. Sanai as always is one time, an excellent listener and great Cardiologist. I would highly recommend him.
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Great doctor! Incredibly personable and explained things very clearly. It was a great experience and I would definitely go back if necessary. Also, I came in, checked in, and was seen shortly thereafter.
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Fantastic doctor, Great personality, took time to explain the procedures and answer any questions, office staff very friendly and clean
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I cannot begin to say enough good things about Dr. Sanai...he immediately puts you at ease and is very thorough. One of the best doctors that I seen in a long time...we need more doctors like him!
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Dr. Reza is absolutely amazing! He explained everything in great detail, made treatment recommendations , and he is a very knowledgble doctor. I highly recommend him. Also, the wait time was less then 5 minutes!
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It was a great experience! Dr. Sanai was most caring, kind and polite, who ran some diagnostic tests which resulted in my feeling much less apprehensive than when I first went it. This made me feel much better than I expected.I would recommend him to anyone in need of a great cardiologist!
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He had no record of my appointment or of me and he still EKGd me for free. Surely he is a medical angel, great staff too. Many thanks.
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An excellent dr who is endlessly knowledgeable but also thoughtful and kind.
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Dr. Sanai has to be one of the best doctors I've ever seen. Granted, my problem wasn't very serious (making sure the heart palpitations I had were nothing more serious,) but I was completely impressed by his bedside manner. He wasfunny, engaging and genuinely cared. He didn't overprescribe procedures I didn't actually need. He took the time to explain to me what was going on in my body. He strongly encouraged me to email him next time before making a trip down to his office. Also, his assistant was funny and put me at ease. Another note - The wait time was approximately five minutes.
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Dr. Sanai is the doctor I've been looking for. I had a heart attack eight months ago, and finally found a doctor who is concerned about me and my case, and finding the best path and treatment for me instead of applying generic fixes.
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Dr. Sanai is the best, from his greeting, to his professional interaction with the patient and his follow- up! He is the epitome of what today's provider should be striving for, which is a high level of quality care! This wasmy first visit with him and I immediately felt comfortable and cared for! He is most humbled, great energy and is knowledgeable and efficient! These attributes can be lacking amongst many healthcare providers who seem overworked, overbooked with no bedside manner! You will not find this in Dr. Sanai! I do my research and I only see the best.. He will not disappoint!
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Friendly, professional, knowledgeable!
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I knew of Dr. Sanai briefly through referrals I receive from him at the office I work in but upon reading the reviews I felt a bit more assured that I'd have a pleasant visit. Although the parking was a bitfrustrating just because of the traffic entering and exiting, the garage staff was more than organized in getting everyone taken care of expeditiously. Front office staff was pleasant and professional. Dr. Sanai came out to greet me and take me back shortly after my 10-15 minute check-in. He apologized for the wait stating that he decided to take back his patient after me since I arrived late which was perfectly understandable! He is very personable, professional and makes you feel at ease during your visit. If I ever need to visit a cardio again, I'd definitely return!
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Dr Reza is so cool and professional and personable. I really had a good appointment. He was clear about my options and helped me to see what they were, and how I might continue into the future. So, I had avery good appointment. I would highly recommend Reza to anyone who is in need of a solid cardiologist and I would recommend him highly.
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Reza's the best. Personable, professional, and committed.
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Awesome doctor; I highly recommend him.
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Dr Sanai was very professional and yet super friendly. He was very honest and trustworthy and made me feel like I was in good hands. He explained to me how in his opinion, based on my symptoms, EKG, initial test results,and given my young age and overall health, I really didn't need additional testing/treatment. He gave me very helful recommendations to help with my symptoms. He also told me he would be willing to do additional examinations if I needed more reassurance and peace of mind, but that he didn't think they were necessary at this point. I totally trusted him and didn't put myself through unnecessary radiation and examination. I love it when doctors treat you like a human being and not a source for making more money. I hope I never have to see a heart doctor again but if I do, I would definitely come back to Dr Sanai.
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