About James Piper, MD
Dr. Piper is a transplant surgeon and a general surgeon with more than 20 years expertise in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery. As one of the original physicians with Inova Medical Group, Dr. Piper has been employed by Inova for over 12 years. He currently serves as an associate professor of surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and participates in missions to provide surgical services in underserved areas.
After undergoing several surgical procedures in high school, Dr. Piper became interested in medicine and surgery and went on to work as an orderly in the operating rooms. During medical school, he developed a special interest in transplantation and completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplant following his general surgical residency. Dr. Piper has always had a special interest in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery and completed a second fellowship to develop special expertise in this area. His goal is to help all patients suffering from end-stage organ disease as well as patients with cancers and complex problems of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Piper currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in mission trips around the world, traveling with his family and woodworking.
Research and Publications
In the News
Kidney Recipient Meets the Donor Who Saved His Life (WJLA, November 2020)
Medical EducationUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 1984
7/1/1984 - 6/30/1989
Training Specialty: Liver Transplant
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1991