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Overview

Inova Fairfax Hospital, which is the flagship hospital for Inova and a major referral center for Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC, metro area, is extremely proud of the depth and diversity of its nearly 800 member and 13-section Department of Medicine.

The physicians who form the foundation for this medical community are comprised of experts from our nation's top institutions. These clinicians – with today's cutting-edge technology – treat all patients from around the corner to around the world.

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In addition to the sections of cardiology, oncology, pulmonology, critical care, endocrinology, rheumatology, dermatology, allergy and immunology, nephrology, gerontology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and general internal medicine, the Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine maintains centers of excellence in cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, liver disease and cancer care management.

Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine maintains a fine balance of outstanding community-based physicians, as well as hospital-based clinicians. With more than 833 beds in the institution, there are both hospitalists and general internists who coordinate the care of thousands of patients who receive treatment at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

In addition to its primary focus of providing outstanding clinical care, the Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine works jointly with Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University and industry leaders on cutting edge research. It is through these endeavors that the latest advances in medical science can be brought from the research bench to bedside.

Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine, with over 35 years of teaching experience, trains tomorrow's experts today at both the medical student and resident levels. Major academic medical centers – including Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Georgetown School of Medicine, and George Washington School of Medicine – partner with Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine so that their learners can take full advantage of the outstanding clinical educators within the department.

The educational program within the department is home to an award-winning faculty, as well as one of the nation's most well known faculty development programs, the Stanford Faculty Development Program in clinical teaching. Programs like these enable faculty to stay abreast of the latest technical, clinical and teaching programs.

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