Welcome to the Chevy Chase Cardiology staff page. Our team of highly skilled and experienced cardiologists and healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients. Meet our team and learn more about their qualifications and specialties.

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Barry S. Talesnick

He received his degree from New York Medical College and completed his residency training at the Washington Hospital Center.He completed his cardiology training at the University of Maryland Hospital.He is also a licensed pharmacist and board certified in nuclear medicine.His areas of expertise include clinical cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine.

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Miriam L. Fishman

Dr. Miriam Fishman is a non-invasive cardiologist with additional board certifications in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She has expertise in treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and arrhythmia with a special interest in prevention. She is particularly interested in women’s heart disease across the age spectrum, from cardiovascular disease of pregnancy to cardio-oncology.A native of the Washington DC area, Dr Fishman attended Yale University as an undergraduate. She attended New York University School of Medicine where she received an award for Humanism in Medicine, which reflects her style of practice today. She did her residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and returned to DC for her cardiology fellowship at George Washington.

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Joseph A. Vassallo

He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his residency at the New England Medical Center at Tufts University.He completed his cardiology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.His areas of expertise include clinical cardiology, arrhythmia evaluation, and internal medicine.


Catherine Slaugh

She graduated from Seton Hall University with a master’s degree in nursing. She isan adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. She worked as a cardiothoracic nurse at the University of Michigan for 4 years before moving to Washington, DC and working at Georgetown University Hospital for 4 years. She has a special interest in geriatric medicine and caring for the elderly population. Her clinical interests include preventative health care and chronic disease management. She will work with you to find the best possible treatment plan that aligns with your health goals.


Jaclyn Turet

Jacki graduated from the University of Virginia’s Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program after working as a nurse for over five years in a variety of settings including emergency/trauma, post-anesthesia care, public health, and maternal child health at GW University Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, Inova, and Sibley Memorial Hospital. Jacki has a particular interest in lifestyle medicine, using diet, exercise, and lifestyle modification to prevent and mitigate chronic disease. She is a strong believer in the intersection of the mind and body and the importance of taking the time to listen to each patient to better understand his/her life context to more completely address the whole person more effectively. She is passionate about empowering patients to take the driver’s seat in taking charge of their own health.



5530 Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite 1100 Chevy Chase,
Maryland 20815

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‍Monday to Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM