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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Messay Balcha, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Messay Balcha, MD


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

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Cardiac, Diabetes, General Medicine, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Primary Care

Years of Experience





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About Messay Balcha, MD

Dr. Messay Balcha is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine. He joined Inova Medical Group with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in the management of hypertension and diabetes.

Dr. Balcha became interested in internal medicine because it provides the opportunity to positively affect healthcare outcomes while allowing development of a long term relationship with the patient and family. His goal is to help his patients achieve and maintain the highest level of wellness.

A native of Ethiopia, Dr. Balcha currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, two children and their family dog. In his spare time, Dr. Balcha likes to spend time with his family and go on bike rides.


  • Resident of the Year
  • Assistant Chief Resident


Medical Education

University of Pecs 1992


Howard University School of Health Sciences
Training Specialty: Unspecified Internship
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997
Howard University School of Health Sciences
Training Specialty: Unspecified Internship
7/1/1996 - 7/31/1997


Howard University School of Health Sciences
7/1/1997 - 6/30/1999

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

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