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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Robert G Najarian, MD

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Robert Najarian, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Knee Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Shoulder Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Sports Injuries

Years of Experience





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About Robert Najarian, MD

Dr. Najarian is a specialty care physician, board certified in orthopedic surgery, and holds a certificate of added qualification in the treatment of sports medicine injuries.

He is a member of Inova Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, the Official Sports Medicine Partner of the Washington Nationals (MLB) and the Official Orthopaedic Services and Sports Medicine Partner of the Washington Football Team. He has been named a Washingtonian Top Doctor since 2016.

He has more than 12 years of clinical experience and specializes in treating disorders of the knee, shoulder, and elbow, as well as all sports-related injuries. He has particular interests in the treatment of knee cartilage and ligamentous injury, shoulder instability, elbow injuries in the throwing athlete (Tommy John Surgery) and rotator cuff repair. 

Dr. Najarian is a team physician for the Washington Nationals. Previously, he served as an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ohio State University where he was also a team physician for The Ohio State University athletics. He served as an assistant team physician for USA Rugby and the Columbus Clippers, the Triple A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians and winners of the Governor’s Cup International League Championship in 2010 and 2011. 

While in Columbus, Dr. Najarian was the medical director for Capital University, responsible for the care of all 16 varsity teams. During fellowship training, he served as an assistant team physician involved in the care for the Cleveland Browns (NFL), the Cleveland Indians (MLB), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) professional teams. 

A native of New York, Dr. Najarian now resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. 


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Top Docs, Washingtonian, 2016-2020

Blog Posts

Sports Medicine Highlights: A Q&A with the Nationals Team Doc. July 2019.

Sports Medicine Physicians: Treating Sports Injuries as a Team. June 2019.

That's a Wrap: Inova Sports Medicine Doctor Reports Back from the World Baseball Classic. May 2017.

Inova physician named team doctor for World Baseball Classic. March 2017.

Outside the Strike Zone: What Is a Flexor Mass Strain? September 2016.

Preventing injuries: From pros to youth leagues. June 2016.


Medical Education

Georgetown University School of Medicine 2003


New Jersey Medical School
Training Specialty: General Surgery
07/01/2003 - 6/30/2004


New Jersey Medical School
Training Specialty: Orthopaedics
07/01/2004 - 06/30/2008


Cleveland Clinic - Sports Health
Training Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
08/01/2008 - 07/30/2009

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

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