“I partner with my patients and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their specific needs. My focus is patient-first, and my goal is always optimal health for my patients. I believe trust and honesty are key elements in the patient-physician relationship, and I work closely with my patients to keep them well.”

Board Certifications

  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology



University of Maryland Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Honors & Awards – Chief Fellow
Baltimore, MD

Internship and Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Dallas, TX
2011 and 2013

Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate School

University of Washington
Bachelor of Science
Seattle, WA

Professional Associations

American College of Cardiology (ACC)

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Leadership Position

University of Maryland Medical Center
Chief Fellow
2015 – 2016


“A Sensitive Cardiac Troponin I Assay to Screen for Acute Rejection in Heart Transplant Patients” Circulation: Heart Failure (2014): Patel, P.C., Hill, D.A., Ayers, C.R., Kaiser, P., Lavingia, B., Dyer, A.K., Barnes, A.P., Thibodeau, J.T., Mishkin, J.D., Mammen, P.P., Markham, D.W., Stastny, P., Ring, …

“Do established biomarkers such as B-type natriuretic peptide and troponin predict rejection?” Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation (2013): Hill, D.A., Drazner, M.H., de Lemos, J.A.


Dr. Hill is passionate about cardiovascular disease and working closely with his patients across the Fairfax-area to help them achieve their optimal health. He obtained his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and subsequently completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He then moved to the mid-Atlantic region and completed sub-specialty fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. During his time there, he was selected to serve as chief fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. His clinical interests include non-invasive cardiology, particularly preventive cardiology, congestive heart failure, and non-invasive imaging.