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8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031


James W Leiphart, MD

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James Leiphart, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Epileptic Conditions/Treatments, Spine Problems/Surgery and Treatments

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About James Leiphart, MD

Dr. James Leiphart is specialty care physician board certified in neurological surgery at Inova Health System. He joined Inova with nine years of surgical and clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of epilepsy and complex pain syndrome.

Dr. Leiphart is the Vice Chair of Education for Inova Neurosciences, Director of  the Inova Neurosurgery Residency Program, and serves the Department of Neurosciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine Inova Campus where he holds the title of Associate Professor. Dr. Leiphart chose to practice neurosurgery because there is so much potential to make a difference utilizing the surgical approach for patients dealing with complex brain disease.

A native of Muncie, Indiana, Dr. Leiphart currently resides in Arlington, VA.

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Medical Education

Northwestern University Medical School 1997


UCLA Medical Center
Training Specialty: Surgery
6/24/1997 - 6/23/1998


UCLA Medical Center
Training Specialty: Neurological Surgery
7/1/1998 - 2/29/2004


Yale University School of Medicine
Training Specialty: Neurological Surgery
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2003

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

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