Kenneth M. Brooks
"I really care about my patients' health and well being. I want to do all I can to make you better."

Andrew J. Keller

MD FACC

Professional Skills and Interests:

Medical Director
INOVA Fairfax Hospital 
Heart Transplant Program
1998 to 2004

Subspecialty Skills and Interests in advanced therapies for congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathies with the use and management of intravenous inotropes, new and novel medications, biventricular pacing, implanted ventricular assist devices, LVAD, BIVAD, artificial hearts, primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and treatment. 

Principal investigator on many research and drug protocols. 

Cardiac catheterization with special skills in left and right heart angiography, Swan Ganz catheterization, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy, balloon angioplasty, stent placement (drug eluting stents), atherectomy, post cardiac catheterization closure techniques with vasoseal, angioseal, and perclose suture system to allow early discharge usually within 2 hours.

Permanent pacemaker implantation and follow-up.

Biventricular pacemaker implantation and follow-up (resynchronization therapy for congestive heart failure.
Cardiac transplant patient management post-op and follow-up care of immunosuppressive therapies.

Sleep Specialist with an interest in disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep related breathing disorders, circadian rhythm disturbance, and their cardiac co-morbidities.

 

Board Certifications: 

Critical Care Medicine, 1989 to 1999
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985 to present
Cardiovascular Diseases, 1987 to present 
NASPE Exam, Special Competency in Pacing, 1991 to present

 

Professional Societies:

Medical Society of Virginia

 

Education:

Postgraduate Training:
1985-1987: Chief Cardiology Fellow, Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO 
1984-1985: Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 
1981-1984: Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Norwalk Hospital/Yale University, Norwalk CT

Medical School:
1977-1981: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Undergraduate:
1972-1976: Clark University, Worcester, MA
1972: Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH