About Pankaj Lal, MD

Recognized by Washington Magazine as one of the top cardiologists in the Washington, D.C., area, Pankaj Lal, MD, has three decades of experience as an expert internist and cardiologist. He currently serves patients from the Montgomery County communities in and around Gaithersburg, Maryland, at Capital Cardiac Care. He offers stress tests, as well as diagnosis and treatment, for conditions including angina, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, leg pain, and vertigo.

Dr. Lal earned his medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He went on to serve residencies at both North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, New York, and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Dr. Lal also completed a prestigious fellowship in cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami where he was the chief fellow. He’s certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Lal’s professional motto is “caring for your heart.” He helps you to manage your health and well-being with advice on lifestyle modifications to improve your heart health, and medications and treatments to heal your cardiovascular system.

Dr. Lal is welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance. Call or schedule a consultation online today.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lal is professional, charming, and totally savvy. If you need an excellent cardiologist, you cannot get better than Dr. Lal."

    Hazel C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lal was prompt, and his staff was also quick and efficient. Very impressed and very happy with my experience at this office!"

    Renee L.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Lal was a pleasant surprise in this day and age of impersonal medicine. He was very proactive, and very encouraging. I would go to him any day."

    Anonymous Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "He is kind, humble and a great listener. He has a most impeccable bedside manner and is always willing to comfort those who are not in the best of health."

    Valentine G.
  • Vitals

    "Hands down, no question, the best doctor I have ever been to. From the moment he walked in, he struck me as being very kind."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I absolutely adore Dr. Lal. I have been going to him for ten years and just love his new office in Gaithersburg along with his wonderful staff."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "This doctor has the best bedside manner of anyone I have ever met. He is very kind, patient and knowledgeable. I have recommended him to everyone."

    Verified Patient


Capital Cardiac Care
818 West Diamond Ave, Suite 240
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-241-8865

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