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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Essam Youssef Tellawi, MD

Essam Tellawi, MD


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

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Colonoscopy, Stomach Disorders and Treatment

Years of Experience





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About Essam Tellawi, MD

Dr. Essam Tellawi is a specialty care physician board certified in gastroenterology. He joined Inova Medical Group with more than 30 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of GI bleeding disorders, early colon cancer detection and biliary endoscopy.

Dr. Tellawi became interested in gastroenterology because digestive diseases are common disorders within our community and wants patients to know that with available, modern endoscopy technology, he can instantly diagnose and treat many of these disorders. His goal is to help his patients receive exceptional and compassionate care.

Dr. Tellawi currently resides in Mount Vernon, Virginia, with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures.


  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Associate Clinical Professor, George Washington University Hospital, 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Chairman GI Department, MedStar Southern Maryland¬†Hospital, 2010-2016
  • Medical Director of Gastroenterology, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


Medical Education

Damascus University 1981


Prince Georges Hospital Center
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
7/1/1985 - 06/30/1988


Prince Georges Hospital Center
Training Specialty: Gastroenterology
7/1/1988 - 06/30/1990

Board Certification

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

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