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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Essam Youssef Tellawi, 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.
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

Board Certification

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Hospital Affliation

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Inova Physician Referral Services

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This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.