About Hiran Fernando, MD
Dr. Hiran (Chrish) Fernando is a board certified thoracic surgeon. He joins Inova Medical Group with over 20 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of lung, esophageal cancer and benign esophageal diseases such as GERD and achalasia.
Most recently Dr. Fernando served as Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Boston University, and as Director of their Center for Thoracic Oncology. Dr. Fernando became interested in thoracic surgery following an inspiring rotation as a junior resident at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He has a significant interest in minimally invasive approaches to treat thoracic patients, in particular in alternative approaches for patients who are at higher than average operative risk. He has led several multicenter clinical trials and is excited to become a member of the Inova team and the Inova Shar Cancer Institute.
A native of England, Dr. Fernando currently resides in Virginia. In his spare time he plays drums and percussion and looks forward to making musical connections in this area.
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- American Association for Thoracic Surgery
- American Surgical Association
- International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
- International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus