About Melissa Rabinek

Melissa Wood, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Cardiac Care Associates in Northern Virginia. She brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and compassion to her role, with a specific focus on heart health and well-being.

Melissa earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Shenandoah University. Her passion for cardiology was sparked while working as a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Room, where she gained invaluable experience treating patients with a wide range of medical conditions and complexities.

In her current role as an inpatient cardiovascular PA at Reston Hospital, Melissa primarily cares for patients with cardiac conditions. She values the opportunity to collaborate with physicians, advanced practice providers, and hospital staff across various departments, a skill she honed during her time in the ER.

Melissa takes great pride in building strong relationships with her patients and their families, ensuring they receive the highest level of medical care. Her friendly demeanor, patience, and excellent listening skills enable her to connect with patients on a personal level. She believes in the power of education and enjoys teaching her patients about the cardiovascular system and the importance of maintaining good cardiac health.

Outside of her professional life, Melissa enjoys reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her husband Travis, other family members, and her Labrador retriever, Murphy. Through her unwavering commitment to her patients and her dedication to the field of cardiology, Melissa continues to make a significant impact on the lives of her patients at Cardiac Care Associates.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Board Certifications

  • Physician Assistant

Areas of Expertise

  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Preventative Cardiology

Education

Fellowship

Internship and Residency

Medical School

Undergraduate School

Hospitals Affiliated With

Professional Associations

About Melissa Rabinek

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Board Certifications

  • Physician Assistant

Areas of Expertise

  • General Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Preventative Cardiology

Education

Fellowship

Chapel Hill, NC2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cardiology
Honors & Awards – Chief Fellow

Fellowship

Chapel Hill, NC2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cardiology
Honors & Awards – Chief Fellow

Fellowship

Chapel Hill, NC2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cardiology
Honors & Awards – Chief Fellow

Hospitals Affiliated With

Professional Associations

LOCATIONS

Reston Office

1830 Town Center Drive Suite 405 Reston, VA 20190

Reston Office

1830 Town Center Drive Suite 405 Reston, VA 20190

Reston Office

1830 Town Center Drive Suite 405 Reston, VA 20190

AWARDS

Washingtonian Magazine

Top Doctor • 2021 – 2022

Washingtonian Magazine

Top Doctor • 2021 – 2022

Washingtonian Magazine

Top Doctor • 2021 – 2022

EXCELLENT PATIENT EXPERIENCE

“I have been visiting this practice on and off for over 20 years.  The doctors and staff are phenomenal.   They listen to you. Explain the information they develop.  They provide you sound advice on improving your health.  Staff are helpful.  There are no long waits for your appointments.  They are the best!”

— Verified Patient

“Quality organization staffed by the best cardiologists in Northern Virginia. Dr. B listens, assesses and provides his patients treatment options that are sound and achievable in a reasonable period of time. None better!”

— Verified Patient

“I have always had a great experience  at Cardiac Care Associates with their excellent doctors and staff. Dr. Yager has consistently monitored my health and has always provided me the best consultation.”

— Verified Patient

“Dr. Elliot Mahlof is an excellent and caring cardiologist. Thanks to a recommendation from a friend who goes to Cardiac Care, my family found Dr. Mahlof and we are so grateful for his expertise, thoroughness, and attention to detail in caring for my daughter.”

— Verified Patient

MEET THE DOCTORS

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Young D. Park, MD, FACC

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Kenneth M. Brooks, MD, FACC

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, PERIPHERAL VASCULAR INTERPRETATION

Michael Banihashemi, MD, FACC, RPVI

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Bhanu Krishnan, MD, FACC

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Elliot Mahlof, MD

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY

Jonathan E. Yager, MD, FACC

SLEEP MEDICINE

Mark Miller, MD

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Junsoo Alex Lee, MD, FACC

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Douglas (Alec) Hill, MD, FACC

Nurse Practitioner

Carla Reynoso, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Oliver, NP, FNP-BC

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