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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042


Donald J Brideau, MD

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Donald Brideau, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Family Medicine

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Moles, Primary Care, Skin Cancer

Years of Experience





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About Donald Brideau, MD

Dr. Donald Brideau trained and served in the U.S. Navy as a family physician. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1992. During his career in the area, he has continued to serve the community as a family physician, and also served as Chief Medical Officer and then CEO at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and later Inova Fair Oaks Hospital before returning to full-time clinical practice. 

Dr. Brideau specializes in treating tobacco dependence and performs comprehensive skin exams utilizing dermoscopy for improved detection of skin cancers. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences where he obtained his medical degree. He received his master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as the Medical Director in Aesthetics for the National Procedures Institute. Dr. Brideau lives locally with his wife. All of his children and grandchildren live in the local area as well.

Blog Posts

Five Steps to Better Skin Cancer Prevention. May 3, 2021.

What Are Your Thoughts on Joining Inova Fair Oaks Hospital as CEO? February 2019.


Medical Education

George Washington University School of Medicine 1984

Board Certification

Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

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