Meet Dr. Ricotta

John J. Ricotta, MD, FACS

john-ricotta-mdEducated at Yale University and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. John J. Ricotta is an internationally known surgeon with more than three decades of experience in treating patients with diseases of the arteries and veins (vascular disease). He has been certified and recertified in both vascular surgery and surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

During his impressive tenure as a vascular surgeon, Dr. Ricotta served as Chairman of Surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and most recently, he was Chair of Surgery at Washington Hospital Center and Director of the Regional Vascular Program for MedStar in the Capitol area. Dr. Ricotta is currently a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences with practice privileges at both GW Hospital and Sibley Hospital in addition to seeing patients at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Currently, Dr. Ricotta is a Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery, and has served as past chairman of the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery. Drawing on his extensive experience in all areas of vascular disease, he has trained more than 250 surgeons, including more than 40 vascular fellows. Dr. Ricotta has authored more than 250 articles and book chapters in all areas of vascular disease and has lectured all over the world on all aspects of vascular care. He has consistently been recognized as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly for more than 20 years.

Dr. Ricotta can be reached for consultations at 202-741-3210.

Dr. Ricotta’s Areas of Expertise include:

  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis (Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT)
  • Venous Compressive Syndromes
  • Thoracic Outlet Compression
  • Raynaud’s Disease

Our Philosophy

At Capitol Vascular Care, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized evaluation and treatment options for patients with vascular conditions. Vascular disease is a chronic condition that requires multimodal management and long-term follow up for successful results. Our approach begins with a face-to-face, detailed review of your history and a thorough vascular examination, supplemented by diagnostic tests as needed using our state-of-the-art technology. Coordinating your care with your primary care physician and other specialists, we will develop and implement an individualized care plan for optimal results. While we are highly experienced in the medical and surgical treatment of all vascular disorders and provide the full spectrum of treatment options, we emphasize non-operative and minimally invasive treatment alternatives whenever possible. Let us offer you exceptional vascular care with a personal touch.