Dr. Niv Ad, MD | Cardiovascular Surgery | Silver Spring, MD

Niv Ad, MD


  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Accepting new patients.




  • Primary Location

    Adventist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Surgery

    11886 Healing Way Suite 403

    Silver Spring, MD 20904

    Phone: 240-637-7050

    Accepting new patients.

Office Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed

About Niv Ad

Niv Ad, MD, is an internationally renowned leader in cardiothoracic surgery. He is most known for his long-time involvement in minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures (small incisions) and his personal involvement in the development of various breakthrough technologies such as percutaneous valves. 

Dr. Ad attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and completed his training fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ad joined Washington Adventist and the White Oak Medical Center after serving as the Chair of Cardiac Surgery at the Inova Heart of Vascular Institute for almost a decade. He is an Adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and division of Cardiac surgery.

Dr. Ad is a leading authority in minimally invasive heart surgery and other advanced heart surgery techniques. He is the past president of The International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (ISMICS), the leading entity for minimally invasive procedures globally and he is the Editor in Chief of INNOVATIONS: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Ad is an international leader in surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and the Cox Maze procedure using the most advanced minimally invasive approaches. He has led the development of national and international clinical practice guidelines for the different cardiovascular societies.

Dr. Ad has published more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed publications and serves on multiple leadership positions and committees in the leading cardiothoracic societies. He is a regular speaker at the most prestigious scientific meetings and gave over 50 visiting professorship lectures in the U.S. and worldwide. Throughout his career, Dr. Ad has been involved in multiple multi-center studies including as the national principal investigator on several Food and Drug Administration (FDA) trials.

Other than surgical ablation, Dr. Ad has extensive experience in minimally invasive Mitral Valve repair, Aortic Valve surgery and Coronary Bypass surgery (multi arterial grafts).

Dr. Ad firmly believes in the patient’s wellbeing, early recovery and exceptional outcomes.




Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University


Rabin Medical Center


Georgetown University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
  • Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

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