Mark Hofmeyer, MD, is Program Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, transplant cardiology, and advanced heart failure. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Heart Failure Society of America and the American College of Cardiology.
As an advanced heart failure cardiologist, Dr. Hofmeyer has developed a specialized and unique skill set in the care he provides for patients with advanced heart failure – the final, common pathway of all heart disease.
Dr. Hofmeyer completed his medical degree at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit before moving to Miami to complete his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He continued on at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital to complete fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
His clinical interests include treating and managing patients with end stage heart disease, heart transplant, and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Hofmeyer is the site Primary Investigator for MedStar in an NHLBI sponsored study involving a nationwide 20 site consortium studying the genetics of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy among individuals of European and African ancestry.
Dr. Hofmeyer’s practice is unique in that he partners with the palliative care team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, offering a comprehensive approach to symptom management at all stages of disease. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Dr. Hofmeyer evaluates each individual’s diagnosis to determine the treatment plan that will best improve their quality of life. Additionally, Dr. Hofmeyer evaluates the eligibility of individuals for advanced therapies such as inotropic support, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), or a heart transplant, and manages those patients long term.
Philosophy of Care
“I view myself as an educator as well as an advisor for each individual who comes to me for care. In order for me to provide the best care possible, it is imperative for me to understand each patient, who they are as a person, as well as their goals for treatment.
“Advanced heart failure not only affects the individual who is diagnosed, but also their family members and their caretakers. For this reason, I get to know my patients’ loved ones so that I can understand how to support each individual as we go through this process together.
“Through patience, listening, and compassionate interactions, I take the time to understand each person’s concerns so that I can customize a plan of care that satisfies my patients. It is very important to me that my patients understand each treatment option that I recommend and how it relates to their underlying condition.
“I emphasize effective communication between myself and my patients. Through developing a care plan in conjunction with my patients, my goal is for each individual to take ownership of their care and to feel empowered through these decisions.”
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.
Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
Aetna Student Health Insurance
Aetna USAccess (POS)
Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
Innovation Health: Indemnity
Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
Innovation Health: POS Plus
Innovation Health: PPO
Open EPO Plus
Open POS II
Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
- CIGNA HEALTH CARE
Choice Fund PPO
CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
CIGNA POS/Network POS
Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
POS OA & OA Plus
- COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK
Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
First Health PPO
- FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY)
- MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE
MedStar Family Choice
- MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE
MedStar Medicare Choice
- MEDSTAR SELECT
MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
- PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS)
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
- UNITED HEALTHCARE
M.D. IPA (HMO)
M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
OneNet PPO, Inc.
Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
United Healthcare Choice Plus
United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
United Healthcare Select HMO
United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
United Student Resources
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Congestive Heart Failure
Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Giant Cell Myocarditis
Heart Transplant Rejection
Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
Left Heart Failure
Rheumatic Heart Failure
Right Heart Failure
Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Fellowship Program:University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2011)
Fellowship Program:University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2010)
Residency Program:University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital (2007)
Medical School:Wayne State University School Of Medicine (2004)
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology