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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Gordon H Hafner, MD

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Gordon Hafner, MD


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Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Melanoma, Robotics and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

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About Gordon Hafner, MD

Dr. Gordon Hafner is board certified in General Surgery. After finishing his general surgery residency at George Washington University, he completed a Surgical Oncology fellowship at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He joins Inova Medical Group with over twenty years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of malignant melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, and gastric tumors, as well as complex hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Dr. Hafner currently serves as Chief of the Section of General Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and is the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

A native of New England, Dr. Hafner currently resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife Nancy Hafner, MD. In his spare time he likes to build wooden boats, as well as other handmade woodworking projects. 


  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Hernia Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Top Docs, Washingtonian, 2020

Research and Publications

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Medical Education

George Washington University School of Medicine 1983


George Washington University Medical Center
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/1983 - 6/30/1989


Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Training Specialty: Surgical Oncology
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1991

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