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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Kathleen M Cleland, MD

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Kathleen Cleland, MD


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

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Breast Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia and Gallbladder, Hernia Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Robotics and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair and Reconstruction

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About Kathleen Cleland, MD

Dr. Kathleen Cleland is a board-certified general surgeon. She joined Inova Health System in 2021 and has been practicing since 2001.

Read Dr. Cleland’s Personal Statement Below

I decided to become a surgeon during medical school as I fell in love with working with my hands and my mind. My choice was solidified during residency at Madigan Army Medical Center where I continued to train and learn to diagnose and formulate a plan to make someone better, whether that be a surgical or non-surgical approach. I strive to provide my patients with the most up-to-date medical care available, including robotic surgery. I take care to explain the diagnosis, options for care and inform them of the risks, benefits and expected postoperative course to allow them to make an informed decision on their healthcare. I enjoy spending time with my family and I am an avid runner, participating in half marathon and 10k races.


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Care Partner, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Member, Americas Hernia Society
  • Top Docs, Washingtonian, 2020


Medical Education

Rush University 2001


Madigan Army Medical Center
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2006

Board Certification


Hospital Affiliation

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