Charanjit Khurana, MD, MRCP, FACC, FSCAI is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and a vascular specialist with the VHC Physician Group who has a diverse and extensive medical experience.
Dr. Khurana went to medical school in Bombay at the Grant Medical College, followed by postgraduate training at the J.J. Group of hospitals in Bombay. He acquired further training in cardiology in England and he was elected a member of the Royal College of Physicians. In the United States, while completing his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, he received the Internal Medicine Residents Research Award. During his Cardiology fellowship at George Washington University, he won the prestigious Cardiology Fellows Forum of Excellence Award. He is Board Certified in Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Diagnostic Vascular Sonography.
He has been practicing as an Interventional Cardiologist and a vascular specialist in the Northern Virginia area since 2003. Since then, Dr. Khurana has performed over 5000 coronary procedures and over 2000 vascular procedures. He has served as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Virginia Hospital Center for over 5 years. Dr. Khurana joined the VHC Physician Group – Cardiology in the summer of 2020.
Dr. Khurana has co-authored several articles in prestigious peer reviewed medical journals. He serves on the editorial board of the journal of cardiothoracic surgery. He continues to participate actively in pharmaceutical and device research and is the site principal investigator of numerous clinical trials. These programs offer patients the opportunity to benefit from state of the art emerging technologies and medications.
Dr. Khurana is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Hospital. He is an enthusiastic teacher and engages in teaching programs both for medical students, medical residents and nurses at Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He has also been involved in several community education projects, lectures and special events. Dr. Khurana is an Executive Committee Member and the past President of the Virginia Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin, which plans educational programs and social events designed to serve the community.
He is a strong believer in prevention of disease, patient education and tailoring care according to individual needs. His practice interests include prevention and treatment of heart disease, carotid artery disease and stroke prevention, circulation problems in the lower extremities and hypertension. In his approach to patient care, Dr. Khurana believes in shared decision making by ensuring that patients understand all aspects of their health and condition and helping them select the best clinical option. He and his team work to provide the best patient experience at the highest level.
Dr. Khurana lives in the Northern Virginia area with his wife who is on the Internal Medicine Faculty at the George Washington University. Outside of work, Dr. Khurana enjoys golf, music, reading, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Awards & Recognitions
Top Doctor, Washingtonian
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (Virginia Hospital Center Health Reach Newsletter)
- Radial Artery Catheterization (Health Reach Newsletter)
- Hybrid Coronary Procedures (Virginia Hospital Center Medical Staff News)
- Smoking and the Heart (Health Reach Newsletter)
- Coronary artery calcification in black women and white women.
Khurana C, Rosenbaum CG, Howard BV, Adams-Campbell LL, Detrano RC, Klouj A, Hsia J.
- Sustained reduction of in-stent neointimal growth with the use of a novel systemic nanoparticle paclitaxel.
Kolodgie FD, John M, Khurana C, Farb A, Wilson PS, Acampado E, Desai N, Soon-Shiong P,
- Hormone replacement therapy for prevention of coronary heart disease: current evidence.
Khurana PS, Khurana C, Hsia J.
- The use of atropine for facilitation of direct current cardioversion from atrial fibrillation–results of a pilot study.
Sutton AG, Khurana C, Hall JA, Davies A, de Belder MA.
- Coronary stenting in a patient menorrhagia: use of a gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist to facilitate anticoagulation.
Khurana C, Taylor P, de Belder MA.
- Permanent cardiac pacing in elderly patients with recurrent falls, dizziness and syncope, and a hypersensitive cardioinhibitory reflex.
Crilley JG, Herd B, Khurana CS, Appleby CA, de Belder MA, Davies A, Hall JA.
- New onset left bundle branch block with right axis deviation in a patient with Wegener’s granulomatosis.
Khurana C, Mazzone P, Mandell B.
- Red-man syndrome after vancomycin: potential cross-reactivity with teicoplanin.
Khurana C, de Belder MA.