Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Internal Medicine
5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Get Directions
240.235.1129

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per 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. The conveniences offered in my personalized healthcare practice are similar to those in a concierge medical practice - same-day or next-day appointments (in most cases), and I can be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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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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

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

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
from Daniel in DC March 29, 2017 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Dr. Kanovsky is simply the best. I actually enjoy going to my scheduled visits as they are usually mixed with good hearted banter and serious medical discussion. Thanks for what you do Dr. Kanovsky.

from Neena in MD March 29, 2017 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

I have benefited from the quality of Dr. Kanovsky's clinical care for the past 20+ years that I have been his patient. And after a recent health crisis landed me in the hospital, he really went above and beyond. I was overwhelmed by the level of humanity, kindness, and commitment with which he provided care--for example, through early morning and evening visits to my hospital room, on… See more

from Mary in MD March 24, 2017 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Dr. Kanovsky is topnotch. I feel so secure having him overseeing our healthcare. Thank you!

from Donna in MD February 5, 2015 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

I was a patient before my Dr joined MD-VIP. I feel so comfortable in this practice and am on board with his decision to join and enhance his already excellent care.

from Rose & Scheldon in MD February 26, 2014 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Dr. Kanovsky,
Congratulations on joining MDVIP. You have always personified what a personal physician should be. You are a knowledgeable, skillful, personable, thoughtful and caring doctor. You always make us feel as if we are your only patients. You have always been interested in us, have time to listen and professionally resolved our medical problems. Its reassuring to know that we… See more

from James in MD February 18, 2014 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Marty has been my doctor for over 25 years and Ihave nothing but high praise for his professionalism and concern for my well-being. I also count Marty as a very dear friend. I already have experienced the positive aspects of his association with MDVIP. Recently, I was traveling and in need of some medical attention. I called Marty at home on the weekend and, literally in minutes, he had me… See more

from Michael in MD February 17, 2014 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Dr. Kanovksy is truly a diamond in the rough. He's not only extremely bright, but just a fantastic bed side manner. And always following-up as he promises. My wife and I both use Dr. Kanovsky as our primary, and we feel very fortunate to do so. Over the years we've recommended him to several of our friends, who share our feelings. Thank you Dr. Kanovsky.

from Mary Daley in MD February 13, 2014 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

Dr. Kanovsky is a real gem. We have been two of his patients for about 10 years and couldn't be happier to have him in charge of our health. We are in our early 70's and its great to have a doctor who knows us well and our history, as well as our individual family histories. We don't have to begin at square one every time we visit. He is very thorough and his relationship… See more

from David in MD February 7, 2014 for Martin S. Kanovsky, MD, FACC, FACP

I have been Dr. Kanovsky's patient for 15+ years. I am confident that I'm in skillful and caring hands. I've always liked his bedside manner. Dr. Kanovsky asks a lot questions and listens carefully to my answers when I see him for whatever ails me or my annual physical exam. I'm very happy to be Dr. Kanovsky's patient and always recommend him to the people in my… See more

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per year
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