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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Margaret Mary Griffen, MD

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Margaret Griffen, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Colorectal Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Years of Experience





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About Margaret Griffen, MD

Dr. Margaret Griffen is a general surgeon board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She joined Inova Medical Group in 2007 and currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. She completed her surgical training and fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2000. Dr Griffen manages patients with a wide variety of surgical illnesses and has a special interest in caring for critically ill surgical patients.

Dr. Griffen became interested in a career in medicine and surgery as she grew up watching her father. She pursued her career in general surgery and in an academic environment because of her desire to teach future surgeons as well as care for patients. The ultimate goal is always expert care for all her patients.

A native of Kentucky, Dr. Griffen currently resides in Fairfax. She enjoys running, spending time with her family, dogs and cats and traveling.


Medical Education

University of Kentucky College of Medicine 1993


University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1998


University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Training Specialty: Trauma Surgery
7/1/1998 - 6/30/2000

Board Certification

Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Hospital Affiliation

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