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Chairman's Message

David P. Ascher, MD, MBAA message from David P. Ascher, MD, MBA
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Inova Children's Hospital is devoted to the healthcare of infants, children and adolescents in the Northern Virginia area. We are located on the Inova Fairfax Medical  Campus, home to Inova’s flagship hospital, 833–bed Inova Fairfax Hospital, in Falls Church, VA. We share state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team approach, linking patient care, teaching and research. As Northern Virginia’s only pediatric tertiary care center, we provide only the highest level of care for our young patients.

It is an honor and privilege to follow the visionary work of Dr. Ziai and the program development of Dr. Altieri. I am impressed with the growth and unlimited potential for pediatrics at Inova and in Northern Virginia. We have expanded our PICU and NICU, opened a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, started a sedation service, and opened a 6 bed IMC. We have a top notch cardiac surgical program and have 24/7 in patient coverage by neonatologists, hospitalists and pediatric intensivists.

Inova has become the northern campus of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. We have expanded our residency program from a total of 27 to 33 residents. We have implemented an excellent clinical simulation program. Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children has also averaged six to eight pediatric residents presenting at the National Pediatric Ambulatory Society meeting annually. Our residents have been selected to top notch fellowship programs in the field of their choice.

Our vision of the future continues to be exciting and dynamic. As a not-for-profit health care provider, Inova re-invests all of its income and contributions into programs, staff, services, and technology to improve the health of the diverse community it serves and to meet its commitment to excellence in patient care, education and research.

Inova Childlren's Hospital is committed to superior residency education, and I am proud of the amazing pediatricians and subspecialists we train. We welcome your interest in our Pediatric Residency Program and urge you to explore our website for more information.