Dr. Walter L. Atiga MD Cardiologist

Dr. Walter Atiga is a cardiologist in Falls Church, Virginia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. Dr. Atiga accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 62 doctors at Inova Alexandria Hospital and one of 40 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: Interventional

Education & Medical Training

Loma Linda University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1990 - 1992

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1995 - 1998

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1998 - 1999

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 33 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 30 years in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 23 years in Critical Care Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Selected patients listed for cardiac transplantation may benefit from defibrillator implantation regardless of an established indication.
Saba, S., Atiga, W.L., Barrington, W., Ganz, L.I., Kormos, R.L., MacGowan, G.A., Mathier, M.A., McNamara, D.M., Obioha-Ngwu, O., Murali, S.

Prospective randomized comparison of cooled radiofrequency versus standard radiofrequency energy for ablation of typical atrial flutter.
Atiga, W.L., Worley, S.J., Hummel, J., Berger, R.D., Gohn, D.C., Mandalakas, N.J., Kalbfleisch, S., Halperin, H., Donahue, K., Tomaselli, G., Calkins, H., Daoud, E.

Prospective randomized comparison of the safety and effectiveness of placement of endocardial pacemaker and defibrillator leads using the extrathoracic subclavian vein guided by contrast venography versus the cephalic approach.
Calkins, H., Ramza, B. M., Brinker, J., Atiga, W., Donahue, K., Nsah, E., Taylor, E., Halperin, H., Lawrence, J. H., Tomaselli, G., Berger, R. D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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