Recognized for excellence, national leadership

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has been recognized nationally for excellence in a number of ways, including:

  • In 2018, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) recognized our cardiac surgery program with its highest quality rating of three stars for the eighth year in a row.

    We also earned the highest three-star rating in all three ranked categories – coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement (AVR), and combined AVR and CABG. This is an achievement shared by an elite group of less than 5 percent of cardiac surgery centers in the U.S. and Canada. Surgeons consider the STS rating the gold standard for evaluating cardiac surgery programs.

  • The heart program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the only one in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to be ranked nationally (top 50) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the only Joint Commission-accredited VAD program in the region.