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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

John J. Moynihan, MD

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John Moynihan, MD


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About John Moynihan, MD

Dr. John Moynihan is a specialty care physician board certified in general surgery. He has a special interest in management of breast, colon, gallbladder, hernia, and thyroid/parathyroid surgeries.

Dr. Moynihan has served as President of Inova Surgical Services, with oversight responsibilities for the service line across all Inova hospitals since March 2020, and has served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus since 2013. Dr. Moynihan became interested in general surgery because it allowed him to apply his training and education to assist patients with a variety of surgical issues.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Holy Cross College and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a surgical residency at Georgetown and a peripheral vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee. He is involved in surgical education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with appointments as a Professor of Surgery and Clinical Professor with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. His interest in advancing technologies and innovative approaches to the care of patients was initially recognized when he performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Inova Fairfax in 1990. He is an advocate for the safe delivery of surgical care through multidisciplinary teams training, standardized practices and outcomes research.

A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Moynihan currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife. In his spare time he likes to bike, travel, and visit their children.


Medical Education

Georgetown University School of Medicine 1980


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/1980 - 6/30/1985


University of Tennessee Medical Center
Training Specialty: Peripheral Vascular Surgery
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1986

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