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Marcelo G. Cardarelli, MD

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

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

Years of Experience: 40

Gender: Male
Languages: English, Spanish

Physician Group

Inova Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital


Dr. Marcelo Cardarelli is a trained pediatric cardiac surgery physician. He joins Inova Medical Group with over 25 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of critical congenital heart disease in  newborns.

Most recently Dr. Cardarelli served as director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Dr. Cardarelli became interested in pediatric cardiac surgery because pediatrics, cardiology and surgery were his preferred specialties in medical school. His goal is to help his patients have as much of a productive life as possible.

A native of Argentina, Dr. Cardarelli currently resides in Fairfax. In his spare time he volunteers his surgical services to assist children in low and middle income countries. Dr. Cardarelli enjoys travel and equestrian activities.


American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
European Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Member
World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Member
William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance, Co-Founder


Medical Education:
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires 1981

  • Hospital Militar Central Cardiovascular Surgery ( ) 1/1/1981-1/31/1983

  • Clinica Colegiales Cardiovascular Surgery ( ) 1/1/1983-12/31/1985

  • Texas Heart Institute Cardiovascular Surgery ( ) 10/1/1987-11/30/1988
  • Boston Childrens Hospital Cardiac Surgery ( ) 7/1/1989-12/31/1989
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Cardiac Surgery ( ) 1/1/1989-6/30/1989
  • Boston Childrens Hospital Research Fellow ( ) 1/1/1990-7/31/1990

Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Inova Physician Referral Service

Please make note of the following information.

This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.