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James B. Piper, MD

Inova Medical Group

Board Certified Specialty: Surgery

Accepting new patients for: Surgery

Gender: Male

Languages: English

Physician Group

Transplant Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Hospital Affiliations


Dr. Piper is a transplant surgeon and a general surgeon with more than 20 years expertise in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery. As one of the original physicians with Inova Medical Group, Dr. Piper has been employed by Inova for over 12 years. He currently serves as an associate professor of surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and participates in missions to provide surgical services in underserved areas.

After undergoing several surgical procedures in high school, Dr. Piper became interested in medicine and surgery and went on to work as an orderly in the operating rooms. During medical school, he developed a special interest in transplantation and completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplant following his general surgical residency. Dr. Piper has always had a special interest in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery and completed a second fellowship to develop special expertise in this area. His goal is to help all patients suffering from end-stage organ disease as well as patients with cancers and complex problems of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts.

A native of Des Moines Iowa, Dr. Piper currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in mission trips around the world, traveling with his family and woodworking.

Watch "Miracle in Room 17," the life-saving story of a young patient who received care from Dr. Piper and an entire team of skilled Inova clinicians.


Medical Education:

  • University of IOWA-College of Medicine 1984

Board Certification:

  • Surgery


  • University of Iowa-College of Medicine 7/1/1984-6/30/1989


  • University of Chicago Hospital Liver Transplant 7/1/1990-6/30/1991

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