About Dr. Niv Ad,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Niv Ad and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Sackler School Of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv in 1992. To date, I have performed approximately 3,500 cardiac surgeries, of which over 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at White Oak Medical Center. Read more...

1 Patient Review for
Dr. Ad

"Dr. Niv Ad was first rate. His minimally invasive procedure for performing the Maze procedure worked perfectly, and I'm completely free of Atrial Fibrillation. Dr. Ad conducts continuing research into the post-op health of all of his the patients for several years after surgery, which shows his intent in perfecting the science of surgery, and ensuring the procedures return long-term positive results. Bedside manner, professionalism, patient follow-up, and attention to detail were all top shelf."

-- Peter Carlson, Aortic Valve, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, Maze Procedure, 11/17/2017

My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally-invasive mitral valve repair
  • Atrial Fibrillation using the Maze procedure
  • Complex valve procedures with or without AFib therapy including multi-valve, redo operations and aortic valve replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Structural heart disease
  • Quality of care

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Niv Ad, heart surgeon, graduated from Sackler School Of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv in 1992.

After medical school, Dr. Ad completed his fellowship in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ad is a leader in minimally invasive-heart valve surgery and other advanced techniques. Most recently, Dr. Ad was the president of the International Society of Minimally-Invasive Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (ISMICS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.

In addition to being a specialist in aortic and mitral valve surgery, Dr. Ad specializes in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm.

As testament to his dedication of advancing cardiac care, Dr. Ad has published over 175 research articles in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Ad travels the world lecturing on the science and the treatment of valvular heart disease, AFib and coronary artery disease.

Dr. Ad has also served as the Chair of the Research and Writing Committee of the MCSQI which is the state of Maryland Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Niv Ad, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ad, you can:

  • Call (888) 840-4741 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Ad is located at 11886 Healing Way, Suite 403, Silver Spring, MD 20904. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: October 22, 2020