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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042


Dora R Dhakal, MD

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Dora Dhakal, MD


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Internal Medicine

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About Dora Dhakal, MD

Dr. Dora Dhakal is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine at Inova Health System. She joined Inova in 2023 and has been practicing since 2020.

Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Dhakal worked as a primary care physician at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA.

Outside the office, Dr. Dhakal enjoys playing badminton and ping pong, reading, traveling and exploring new places, trying new restaurants, watching movies with family and friends, and volunteering in her community. She speaks fluent English, fluent Nepali, advanced Hindi and basic Spanish.


  • Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar, 2019 – 2020
  • Georgetown School of Medicine International Programs Award, 2017
  • Health Justice Scholar, 2014 – 2017 
  • Dean’s Summer Research Stipend Recipient, 2014
  • Summer Medical Dental Education Program Scholar, 2009


Medical Education

Georgetown School of Medicine 2017


Yale New Haven Hospital
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
06/12/2017 - 06/22/2020

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

  • Inova Ambulatory

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