Hi, my name is Dr. Jason Gajarsa, but most of my patients call me Dr. G. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you a little about myself and my background so you can determine whether you would be comfortable having me as your cardiologist.
I was born and raised in a suburb of Washington, D.C., as the fourth of five children. After completing medical school and residency training at Georgetown University, I moved to Southern California with my wife, a California native. We have a 3-year-old daughter who keeps us busy and already says she wants to be a doctor like her daddy.
I decided to specialize in cardiology after watching my grandfather and father confront the challenges of their own heart disease. As a result, I’m passionate about helping my patients to develop a healthy lifestyle that promotes heart health. I want each of my patients to feel like I am giving them the same amount of care, compassion, and patience that I give to my own family members.
Outside of work, my family is my main priority and source of enjoyment. Together, we love to travel and go to the beach. My daughter and I are taking violin lessons together (that’s a work in progress). I am a diehard fan of sports teams in the Washington, D.C. area, but I’m most passionate about ice hockey. Having a toddler at home keeps me active, laughing, and exasperated—all at the same time.