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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Donald J. Brideau, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
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.
General Medicine, Primary Care

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About Donald Brideau, MD

Dr. Donald Brideau is a board-certified family physician with specialty interests in dermatology, cosmetic procedures, smoking cessation and musculoskeletal disorders. He joined Inova Medical Group with over 28 years of clinical experience.

Dr. Brideau had an active primary care practice in the Springfield/Franconia/Alexandria area for 20 years. The past 6 years he served as the chief medical officer at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and for the past 18 months as the hospital's chief operating officer.

Dr. Brideau became interested in cosmetic dermatology 10 years ago as an extension of his primary care dermatology services. He has acted as the course director of cosmetic laser, BOTOX® and fillers for the American Academy of Family Physicians, training over 3,000 physicians. He understands that his primary care patients trust their physician to perform procedures for which they are trained. They also trust their physician will recommend against procedures that would not necessarily be helpful and when referrals are necessary. He strives to inform his patients so they can make educated decisions.

Dr. Brideau is a member of the American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

A native of Rockville, MD, Dr. Brideau resides in Fairfax Station with his wife, Terry and 3 Labrador retrievers. In his spare time he likes water sports, photography and singing.

Blog Posts

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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