Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

Internal Medicine
5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Get Directions
1.866.696.3847
Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP
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Annual Membership Fee

550.00 every 3 months **
1,100.00 every 6 months **
2,200.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I grew up in a small town and strive to practice internal medicine like a small-town doctor. Each patient in my primary care practice is an individual who is cared for based on his or her individual needs. As your private doctor, my aim is to prevent disease and, if that is not possible, to be proactive and diagnose illness early and facilitate effective treatment. I get to know my patients well in order to accomplish these goals. A yearly, extensive wellness visit is the start of this process. This visit and all visits are unrushed and thorough. 

I am board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. I also provide advanced preventive screenings, including stress testing, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound and nuclear cardiology. I also offer conveniences, like same- or next-day appointments that start on time, which may be found in concierge medicine practices. 

My office is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland - a short walk from the Friendship Heights stop on the Red Line. This location is convenient for patients from Washington, Maryland and Northern Virginia. I see patients at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland (across the street from the National Institutes of Health). I was named by Washington Checkbook as a Top Doctor from 2005 to present and by Washingtonian as a Top Doctor from 2003 to present.
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Dr. Kanovsky's Credentials

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Fellowship:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Cardiology 1981-1983

Residency:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine 1979-1981

Internship:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine 1978-1979

Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Alpha Omega Alpha
Top 5% of Class

Undergraduate:
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1974
Lubrizol Commencement Award for class ranking number one in the Chemistry Department

National Board of Medical Examiners
National Board of Echocardiography
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda
Washington Checkbook Magazine, Top Doctors Award 2005-present
Washingtonian Magazines, Top Doctors Award 2003-present
Bethesda Magazine, Top Cardiologist 2010
Alumni Service Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2004
Carnegie Mellon University
- Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society
- Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
- Phi Tau Gamma
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Recipient of the Mosby Commencement Award for class ranking in the top 5%
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
Clinical Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine 1983-present
Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine 1984-present
Medical Education Building Task Force, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2009-present
Penn Medicine Capital Campaign Cabinet 2010-2013
University of Pennsylvania
- Development Committee Chair, Medical Alumni Advisory Council 2009-present
- Medical Alumni Advisory Council 2007-present
- Chair, Medical Alumni Advisory Council 2007-2009
- Penn Alumni Board of Directors 2007-2009
- President, Medical Alumni Society Executive Committee 2007
- Medical Alumni Society Executive Committee 2004-2007
Kanovsky MS, Simon MB, Falcone RA, Dresden CA, Josephson ME: “The Late Potential as an Independent Marker for Ventricular Tachycardia,” J Am Col Cardiol 1983: 1(2):582

Kanovsky MS, Falcone RA, Dresden CA, Josephson ME, Simon MB. “Identification of Patients with Ventricular Tachycardia after Myocardial Infarction: Signal-averaged Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, and Cardiac Catheterization,” Circulation 70:264, 1984

Simson MB, Kanovsky MS, Falcone RA, Dresden CA, Josephson ME. “Non-invasive Methods of Prediction Patients at Risk for Malignant Arrhythmias,” In Josephson ME and Wellans HJJ, Tachycardias: Mechanisms, Diagnoses Treatment. Philadelphia, PA 1984

Lea and Simson MB, Kanovsky MS, Dresden CA, Falcone RA, Josephson ME. “SignAveraging Methods to Select Patients at Risk for Lethal Arrhythmias,” Cardiovascular Clinics, 15/3. Sudden Cardiac Death, 1985, F.A. Davis Company
Fellow, American College of Physicians 1985-present
Fellow, American College of Cardiology 1985-present
Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography 2002-present
Fellow, American Society Nuclear Cardiology 2007-present
Maryland
District of Columbia

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Kanovsky

from Nancy in MD March 14, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

Dr. Kanovsky's understanding and willingness to take whatever time it took to discuss and explain meant as much to me as his clear medical knowledge and ability, I am most grateful for all of the above. He has shown that he not only cares for but cares!

from Stuart in DC March 12, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

24/7 accessible and responsive! It gives myself and my wife great peace of mind to know that Dr. K always there to answer our inquiries no matter what the time of day or night. It is especially comforting to be included in his practice. Stu ✌️

from Jane in VA March 12, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

Dr. Kanovsky treats every patient as a real person, not an ailing body part. He expresses interest in our lives, activities, and reading, as well as explaining our health tests in comprehensible detail. I have never had the feeling of being rushed. My blood pressure (lower number) is sometimes too high. He pauses, chats, retakes the pressure carefully, and the results are comforting! I would… See more

from Michael in DC March 12, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

I have so many examples of Dr. Kanovsky stepping up to the plate and being an exceptional caring doctor who takes control of health issues and manages them. My wife and I were on a bike trip in Germany when I took a bad fall. It turns out that I had shattered my right wrist. Once my wrist had been X-rayed in a German hospital, we contacted Dr. Kanovsky and told him what happened. He took over… See more

from David in MD March 11, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

Marty was with me every step of the way with my illness. Marty would call me regularly to see how I was doing. If I sent Marty and email he would reply generally within a few minutes. I've never, in all my life, experienced any doctor like Marty. He cared and constantly you were reminded he cared. It was like he accompanied me through my journey of getting better from my illness.

from Kathryn in MD March 10, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

Our daughter was travelling out of the country and felt ill. She called us and we immediately said: "Call Dr. KANOVSKY." She did and talked her through her issues right away and calmed everyone down. No matter when you call - day or night, weekends or holidays, Dr. KANOVSKY has a quiet voice and calm compassion that makes it all better. We think he is the best!!

from Linda in MD February 29, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

My husband was very ill this fall. Dr. Kanovsky never left a stone unturned. Even when he was in Paris - he communicated with us daily.
He is extremely responsive - I often joke that I can count to five - and he has returned my email or text. This type of care is rare and very much appreciated!!!

from Anita and Frank in DC February 29, 2020 for Martin Kanovsky MD FACC FACP

We feel so fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Kanovsky. As older adults, we know how important it is to have good medical care. He Is so thorough, always on time and so very kind and we always get appointments quickly. He has a wonderful staff which confirms his good judgment. We want to especially point out that Jeannie is extraordinary. Her skill and thoughtfulness are superb. Also, there… See more

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