Teaching Service Leadership and Faculty
The Department of Medicine teaching faculty is comprised of board-certified physicians from three medical service groups:
Teaching Service Faculty
Inova Fairfax Hospitalist Group is a group of board-certified internal medicine physicians who admit and care for patients at Inova Fairfax Hospital. In addition to being excellent clinicians, they also excel in teaching residents and medical students. The group has admitting privileges to the teaching service and also participates in noon conferences, morning report conferences and teaching didactic sessions.
Hospitalists work in conjunction with private practice primary care physicians to provide medical care to hospitalized patients. While the hospitalist program does not replace specialty physicians such as cardiologists and gastroenterologists, it ensures a physician is present in the hospital to see patients throughout the day, meet with families and assist with prescriptions and discharge planning.
Once patients are discharged, the hospitalist sends documentation to the primary care physician about the patient's hospitalization.
Teaching Service Leadership
Alita Mishra, MD, FACP
Director of Medical Education and Site Director for Internal Medicine Residents
Dr. Mishra graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 2000 and completed her internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 2003. She holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University schools of medicine. Dr. Mishra's areas of interest include medical education, women's health and preventive medicine. She received the "Golden Apple Award" in the 2006-07 academic year as the top clinical educator across all clerkships from VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus. Dr. Mishra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Shirley Kalwaney, MD, FACP
Program Director, Georgetown University-Inova Fairfax Hospital Transitional Residency
Dr. Kalwaney graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1995 and completed her residency at George Washington University Hospital. She received the honor of "Top Clinical Educator in Internal Medicine" from VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus in 2008 and holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University Schools of Medicine. Dr. Kalwaney is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and her area of interest is inpatient diabetic management.
Gregory Trimble, MD
Clerkship Director, 3rd and 4th Year Students
Dr. Trimble received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School in 2003. He trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Utah, where he served as chief resident from 2007-2008. Dr. Trimble joined the department in 2008 and was appointed to clerkship director in 2011. He completed the certificate in clinical teaching from the Stanford Faculty Development Program, Stanford University School of Medicine in 2012. He received the honor of "Top Clinical Educator in Internal Medicine" from the VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus in 2012 and holds faculty appointments with Georgetown University, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University Schools of Medicine.
Homan Wai, MD
Associate Clerkship Director, 3rd and 4th Year Students
Dr. Wai received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego Medical School in 2006. He completed his residency in internal medicine at George Washington University where he was honored as both intern (2007) and resident (2009) of the year. He joined the department in 2009 and was appointed to associate clerkship director in 2010. Dr. Wai holds faculty appointments with Georgetown University, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University Schools of Medicine.
Chief Medical Residents
Gurpreet Sodhi, MD
George Washington University Hospital
Dr. Sodhi completed his medical school education at George Washington University School of Medicine in 2009. He completed his internal medicine residency at George Washington University and is currently the George Washington chief resident at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
James Croffoot, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Dr. Croffoot completed his medical school education at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2009. He completed his internal medicine residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is currently the Georgetown University chief resident at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Hospitalists at Inova Fairfax Hospital
Wali Azizi, MD
David Duncan, MD
Sameh Elgawly, MD
Krishna Edunuri, MD
Rishi Garg, MD
Julie Gribetz, MD
Ravindra Gupta, MD
Maruf Haider, MD
Brian Hazen, MD
Kelly Hoyle, MD
Sumeeta Kantak, MD
M. Ashiq Mannan, MD
Latha Nachimuthu, MD
Joann Pfundstein, MD
Jennifer Primeggia, MD
Nila Rafiq, MD
Meena Raj, MD
Prachi Ranade, MD
Mary Reyes, MD
John Paul Verderese, MD
Diane Yang, MD
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