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James W. Leiphart, MD

James W. Leiphart, MD

Inova Medical Group

Board Certified Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interest: Back Disorders, Back Pain, Brain Injury, Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments, Spine Surgery

Accepting new patients for: Neurological Surgery

Gender: Male

Languages: English

Physician Group

Inova Medical Group - Neurosurgery

Hospital Affiliations


Dr. James W. Leiphart is board certified in neurological surgery and comes to Inova Medical Group with nine years of surgical and clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of epilepsy and complex pain syndrome.

Dr. Leiphart is the Director of Epilepsy Surgery and is co-director of epilepsy services. He serves the Department of Neurosciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Inova Campus where he holds the title of Assistant Professor. Dr. Leiphart chose to practice neurosurgery because there is so much potential to make a difference utilizing the surgical approach for patients dealing with complex brain disease.

A native of Muncie, Indiana Dr. Leiphart currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.


Medical Education:

  • Northwestern University Medical School 1997

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery


  • UCLA Medical Center Surgery 6/24/1997-6/23/1998


  • UCLA Medical Center Neurological Surgery 7/1/1998-2/29/2004


  • Yale University School of Medicine Neurological Surgery 1/1/2003-6/30/2003

Areas of Interest

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injury
  • Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments
  • Spine Surgery
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