Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACP, FACG, AGAF, is chair of the Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine and vice president for research at Inova. He also serves as executive director of the Center for Liver Diseases at Inova Fairfax Hospital, professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University–Inova Campus, and affiliate professor of biomedical sciences at George Mason University. Dr. Younossi received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York (AOA 1989). He completed his residency and fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA. He earned his master of public health in health services administration from San Diego State University (Hanlon Award 1995 and Outstanding Graduate Award 1995). After completing his post-graduate training, he was a staff and senior researcher at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (1995-2000). Dr. Younossi specializes in hepatology and gastroenterology and has authored over 220 articles and book chapters in his field. He has also presented over 250 abstracts at international meetings and over 220 faculty lectures. Dr. Younossi's experience in scientific publishing includes being former associate editor for Evidence Based Gastroenterology, and Liver International, as well as editorial board member and journal reviewer for Hepatology. He also worked with many other journals in the areas of hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, and with prominent publications such as The American Journal of Medicine and Journal of American Medical Association.
Madeline Erario, MD, FACP, is vice-chair of academic affairs and medical subspecialties for the Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine and serves as the director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education for Inova. Dr. Erario is board certified in internal medicine and received her postdoctoral training at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she served as chief resident in the Department of Medicine in 1997 and 1998. Since then, Dr. Erario's role on the medical staff of Inova Fairfax Hospital has allowed her to pursue her interest in medical education and she has received faculty appointments as an assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown, George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth universities. In addition, Dr. Erario completed professional development work through the Stanford Faculty Development Program for Clinical Teaching and the Yale Primary Care Program for Medical Education and Research. In 2002, Dr. Erario was awarded the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Human Rights Award for her work with political refugees. Most recently, she was selected by Inova to participate in the Advisory Board Fellowship for Health Care Leaders.
Jason S. Vourlekis, MD, FACP, FCCP, graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his medical residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 1994. Following a two-year stint as instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he entered training as a pulmonary/critical care fellow at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Following completion of his fellowship, he remained on faculty at the University of Colorado and at National Jewish Medical and Research Center for three years as a member of the Clinical Interstitial Lung Disease Program. In 2002, Dr. Vourlekis joined the National Cancer Institute as a program director where he oversaw clinical trials related to lung cancer screening and prevention. He joined Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine in 2005 as a medical intensivist and is currently serving as the medical director of the Medical Critical Care Service. He is a member of the teaching faculty at George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth universities with the rank of clinical assistant professor. His clinical and research interests include acute lung injury/ARDS and sepsis.