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J. V. (Ian) Nixon, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM

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J. V. (Ian) Nixon, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM

Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center

5424 Discovery Park Boulevard
Building B, Suite 203
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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(757) 565-0553

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM




Cardiologist in Williamsburg, VA

J. V. (Ian) Nixon, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM is a cardiovascular specialist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiovascular disease.  He joined TPMG in 2017, opening the Cardiovascular Diagnostics Center in the New Town area of Williamsburg.

Dr. Nixon earned his medical degree from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and completed his residency at Worcester City Hospital in Massachusetts. He completed a fellowship in Cardiology at Harvard Medical School Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a post-doctoral fellowship in Cardiology at Southwestern Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center.

Throughout his accomplished career as a cardiologist, Dr. Nixon has held a number of academic appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center Southwestern Medical School and most recently at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine as a tenured professor of Internal Medicine, an appointment he has held since 1986. He was the former director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Noninvasive Cardiology Services.

Dr. Nixon has served as a research adviser to medical, post-doctoral and graduate students for over 40 years, and he is consistently invited to lecture at universities and conferences worldwide on advancements in Cardiology and related topics.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Nixon has published extensively in well-known medical journals. He also serves on the editorial board and as an editorial consultant of many prominent medical journals such as the American Journal of Cardiology, American and European Heart Journals, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

In recognition of his accomplishments and considerable contribution to not only the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, but the medical community at large, Dr. Nixon received the prestigious honor of Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology in 2017.

Dr. Nixon is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Sports Medicine, and the Council on Geriatric Cardiology, among others.


  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bradycardia/Tachycardia
  • Chest pain/Angina
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Block
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Valve Disease


Tests and Services:

  • Abnormal Cardiac Studies
  • Cardiology Consults
  • Consultations
  • Echocardiograms
  • EKG
  • Exercise Tolerance Tests
  • Holter Monitor / Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Pacemaker Checks
  • Pre-operative Clearance
  • Stress Echoes


Dr. J.V. (Ian) Nixon’s Printable Biography


Medical School: University of Manchester, England
Cardiology Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, TX
Residency: City Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts
Registrar in Medicine: Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex, England
Senior House Officer in Medicine: Hope Hospital, Salford, England
House Officer: Hope Hospital, Salford and the Royal Infirmary, Manchester, England


2020 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"

Awarded recognition for three years by the National Committee for Quality Assurance/American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Cardiovascular or Stroke Care (05/14/2020 - 05/14/2023)


Fellow, American Heart Association
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Fellow, Council on Geriatric Cardiology
Research Adviser to medical, post-doctoral and graduate students
Former Director, Noninvasive Cardiology Services - Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine