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Daniel Jerome Fernicola Jr, M.D.

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  • Office Director, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Heart Care


Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Echocardiography, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology more


Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Heart Care

Appointment Phone: 240-238-3760
15005 Shady Grove Road
Suite 340
Rockville, MD 20850 map
Phone: 240-238-3760 | Fax: 240-238-3765


Daniel J. Fernicola, Jr., M.D., is the office director, as well as a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Heart Care in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Fernicola also has privileges as a cardiologist at Suburban Hospital. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Fernicola has expertise in cardiac imaging, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and preventive cardiology. 

Dr. Fernicola earned his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed an internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was a staff fellow in the Pathology Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health prior to completing a fellowship in cardiology with Georgetown University School of Medicine at Washington Veterans Affairs Hospital, where he went on to serve as director of echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Fernicola also previously served in the U.S. Public Health Service and as an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Cardiology at Georgetown University. 

Dr. Fernicola is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Physicians. 

Dr. Fernicola has contributed to numerous publications, presentations and abstracts. more


  • Office Director, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Heart Care

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Medicine at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (1988)


  • Internal Medicine; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1991)


  • Cardiology; MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center (1996)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (1997)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1991)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Gardin JM, Weissman NJ, Leung C, Panza JA, Fernicola DJ, Davis KD, Constantine GD, Reid CL. "Clinical and echocardiographic follow-up of patients previously treated with dexfenfluramine or phentermine/fenfluramine." JAMA. 2001 Oct 24-31;286(16):2011-4.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Cardiology


  • American College of Physicians


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