Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Sports Performance

Education

Fellowship

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
1987

Internship and Residency

Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Atlanta, GA
1983 and 1985

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, DC
1980

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science
Charlottesville, VA
1976

Hospital Affiliated With

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of Chest Physicians, Member

American College of Physicians, Fellow

Alpha Phi Omega Honor Society, Member

National Football League Physician Society, Executive Board

National Institutes of Health, Clinical Chief Pulmonary Branch

National Institutes of Health, Critical Care Committee

Virginia Hospital Center, President of Staff

Washington Redskins, Head Team Physician

Academic Positions

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
1987 – Present

Virginia Hospital Center
Critical Care Committee
1988 – Present

Publications

“Evaluation of the S Type of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin as an In Vivo and In Vitro Inhibitor of Neutrophil Elastase” American Review of Respiratory Disease 137 (1988): 364-370.

“Accumulation of Langerhans’ Cells on the Epithelial Surface of the Lower Respiratory Tract in Association with Cigarette Smoking” American Review of Respiratory Disease 137 (1988): 406-411.

“Survival in Heat Stroke Victim with a Core Temperature in Excess of 46.5C” Annual of Emergency Medicine 2 (1982).

“Interstitial Lung Disease in the Critical Care Setting” Current Therapy in Critical Care Medicine (1987).

“Evaluation of Tamoxifen as a Therapy to Augment Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Levels in Z Homozygous Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficient Individuals” American Review of Respiratory Disease 135 (1987): 401-402.

“Comparison of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Levels and Anti-Neutrophil Elastase Capacity of Blood and Lung in an Individual with the Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Phenotype Null-Null before and during Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Augmentation Therapy”American Review of Respiratory Disease 135 (1987): 539-593.

“Treatment of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Associated with Emphysema: Chronic Augmentation of Serum and Lung Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Levels and Anti-Neutrophil Elastase Defenses with Weekly Parenteral Infusions of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Purified from Pooled Human Plasma” New England Journal of Medicine 316 (1987): 1055-1062.

“Augmentation of Primate Lung Anti-Neutrophil Elastase Capacity with Parental Administration of Yeast Produced Recombinant Human Alpha 1-Antitrypsin” Journal of Applied Physiology 63 (1987): 2015-2023

“Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among National Football League Players” Journal of the American Medical Association 301 (2009): 2111-2119.

“Sleep Disordered Breathing in the National Football League” Sleep 133 (2010): 819-824.

“An Analysis of Lower Extremity Injury Rates on Grass and Field Turf 2000-2009” American Journal of Sports Medicine (2012).

Personal Interests

Dr. Casolaro is married to Jennifer Casolaro and has three children who live and work in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and San Francisco. He loves to travel, is an avid athlete, playing tennis and running, and still will be found on the rugby pitch on an occasional Sunday.

Biography

Dr. Anthony Casolaro was born and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated from Gonzaga College High School and subsequently from the University of Virginia. He then entered Georgetown University Medical School, where he completed his medical education and graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. His internship and residency were at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following a residency in Internal Medicine, he received a National Research Service Award at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. There, he was a fellow in the Pulmonary Branch for two years.

Following his studies, Dr. Casolaro became the Clinical Chief of the Pulmonary Branch at the National Institutes of Health. His areas of research included interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease, emphysema, and it’s hereditary causes. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters in the fields of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 1998, he joined with Pulmonary and Medical Associates of Northern Virginia.

Dr. Casolaro has been consistently included on the list of top physicians, both regionally and nationally, including the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Consumer Checkbook magazine. In 1998, he became a physician for the Washington Redskins and is now the Head Team Physician and on the Executive Board of the National Football League Physician Society. Additionally, he serves on the Injury and Safety Panel of the National Football League. He has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and magazines and has appeared on multiple local and national radio and television programs including ESPN and the Today Show, as an expert in his field of medicine.

Dr. Casolaro is particularly proud of his service to the White House Medical Unit beginning in 1994, and his volunteer work of 20 years with the Arlington Free Clinic. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and President of the Medical Staff at Virginia Hospital Center.