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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Jennifer L Gnerlich, MD

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Jennifer Gnerlich, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Complex General Surgical Oncology, Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology

Years of Experience





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About Jennifer Gnerlich, MD

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a board-certified, specialty care physician in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology. She specializes in upper GI cancers and carcinomatosis.

The doctor-patient relationship is what drew Dr. Gnerlich to cancer surgery. She believes that honesty and transparency is important during a person’s journey with cancer, and she strives to create an individualized plan for each patient with input from all medical specialties.

A native to the Chicago area, Dr. Gnerlich now lives in Northern Virginia. In her spare time, she likes running, hiking, and jigsaw puzzles.


  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons

Research and Publications

View list of publications from Dr. Gnerlich's research

Blog Posts

Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Warning Signs. July 2021.


Medical Education

University of Chicago 2004


Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/2004 - 06/30/2011


University Of Chicago
Training Specialty: Surgical Oncology
7/1/2011 - 06/30/2014

Board Certification

Complex General Surgical Oncology, Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

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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.