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Eric Thorn, MD, FACC

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  • Practice: Cardiology
  • Location: Virginia Hospital Center (Zone A)
  • Specialty: Cardiology
  • Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Maryland
  • Gender: Male
  • Languages: English
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes


Dr. Eric Thorn received his Bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from Duke University and attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in his junior year and graduated at the top of his class, receiving both the Bader Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement and the Theodore Woodward Prize in Internal Medicine. Dr. Thorn went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital before returning to the University of Maryland for fellowship training in Cardiology. He also received additional training in cardiovascular MRI at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Thorn spent the first two years out of fellowship on faculty at the University of Maryland. In 2009, out of a desire to have a more direct patient care experience, he moved to a private practice position with Carient Heart & Vascular. In September 2014, he left Carient to start a new practice as part of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group.

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Dr. Thorn is also a board certified Practitioner of Nuclear Cardiology and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Thorn has been named as a Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine and has been named in the Washington Post as a “Super Doctor, Rising Star.” Dr. Thorn has a broad range of interests within the field of cardiovascular medicine. He was the Director and Founder of the Carient Center for Cardio-Metabolic Health and Weight Loss.

Dr. Eric Thorn has particular clinical interest in prevention, wellness, and weight loss. He believes that real food based nutrition, physical fitness, and balanced lifestyle are the cornerstones of cardiovascular prevention. Through healthy living combined with strategic and appropriate use of diagnostic technology, medications, and more invasive procedures, he helps his patients achieve optimal cardiovascular health.

“My approach to care starts with being a careful listener,” says Dr. Thorn. “I make a point to consider my patients’ entire health and life circumstances, since cardiovascular disease and risk for cardiovascular disease do not occur in isolation.”

Dr. Thorn has lived in the DC area his whole life. In his free time, Dr. Thorn likes reading historical fiction, playing chess, and cheering on the Duke Blue Devils with his wife and two children.

Awards & Recognitions

Top Doctor, Washingtonian
2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016

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