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Marcelo Cardarelli, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Falls Church, VA, Inova Fairfax Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Falls Church, VA

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Inova Children Hospital and Co-Founder of the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

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Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityMPH, 2003 - 2006
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's HospitalFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1988 - 1989
  • Texas Heart Institute
    Texas Heart InstituteResidency, Thoracic Surgery, 1987 - 1988
  • University of Buenos Aires
    University of Buenos AiresClass of 1980, MD

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2015 - 2024
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2008 - 2022
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1993 - 2022

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Difference Maker 100 TIAA, 2018
  • Alley-Sheridan Scholarship - Brandeis University Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, 2007

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Prevalence of Critical Congenital Heart Disease During Surgical Mission Trips to Low-Middle Income Countries. What to Expect.  
    Cardarelli, M., Polivenok, I., Chadikovski, V., Aboodi, A., Mindel, A., Koroson, E., Goobha, N., & Novick, W., Journal of Humanitarian Cardio Vascular Medicine, 6/30/2022
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis: Small Country Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program Development.  
    Cardarelli, M., Chadikovski, V., & Novick, W., Journal of Humanitarian Cardio Vascular Medicine, 6/30/2022
  • Perioperative complications in a pediatric cardiac surgery program with limited systemic resources  
    IV Polivenok; WM Novick; AV Pyetkov, M Cardarelli, Cardiology in the Young
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  • Major Post-Operative Complications and Mortality in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Surgeon Specific, Patient Specific or Healthcare System Attributable?
    Cardarelli, Polivenok, Pyetkov, Fleischer, Jolda, Novick, World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 7th Scientific Meeting, Marrakesh, Morocco, 6/16/2022

Authored Content

  • A Personal Take on the 2022 AATS MeetingMay 2022
  • The Silver Lining of the PandemicMay 2021
  • A Sip of Water2/12/2013


  • Appointed Member, Institutional Review Board 2009 - 2011
  • Appointed Member, Information Technology Steering Committee (Univ. of Maryland) 2009 - 2011
  • Appointed Member, Campus Sustainability Steering Committee (Univ of Maryland) 2008 - 2011
  • Univ of Maryland Baltimore Representative, Maryland Higher Education Commission (Faculty Advisory Council) 2008 - 2009
  • Appointed Member, Education Committee -Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education 2006 - 2009
  • Member, Medical School Admission Committee (Univ. of Maryland) 2005 - 2011

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Chief Medical Officer, Blnk Medical TechnologiesA lab tests monitoring system to prevent "Failure-to-Rescue' eventsDisclosure: Co-Founder2011 - 2015