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Lucas R Collazo, MD

A Member of Inova Medical Group
Board Certified Specialty: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interest: Children's Heart, Children's Heart Surgery

Years of Experience: 33

Gender: Male
Languages: English, Spanish

Physician Group

Inova Cardiac Surgery Vascular Surgery and Vascular Lab

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

Biography

Dr Collazo is a board certified cardiac, thoracic and congenital heart surgeon. He joined Inova Medical Group with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in the surgical management of congenital heart disease in children and adults.

Dr. Collazo is the Medical Director of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery and serves as the Surgical Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Program. He became interested in congenital cardiac and thoracic surgery during medical school after rotating on the pediatric cardiothoracic surgery service. As a congenital cardiac surgeon, he is able to care for children, teenagers and adults who have congenital heart disease.

A native of New York, Dr. Collazo currently resides in Northern Virginia with his family. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, tennis and shooting sporting clays.

Awards/Associations/Appointments

  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • First Vice President Medical Staff, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Blog Posts

Jimmy Kimmel Put Congenital Heart Disease In The Spotlight. At Inova’s Children’s Heart Program, All CHD Kids Are Stars. May 9, 2017.

Celebrating A Decade of Advances in Pediatric Heart Surgery. June 3, 2016.

Background

Medical Education:
  • SUNY - Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 1989

Internship:
  • North Shore University Hospital General Surgery ( ) 7/1/1989-6/30/1990

Residency:
  • North Shore University Hospital General Surgery ( ) 7/1/1990-6/30/1994
  • SUNY - Downstate Medical Center Cardiovascular Surgery ( ) 7/1/1995-6/30/1998

Fellowship:
  • North Shore University Hospital Critical Care Surgery ( ) 6/1/1994-7/31/1995
  • Egleston Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery ( ) 7/1/1998-6/30/1999

Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery



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