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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Sara B Bruce, MD

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Sara Bruce, 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.
Care coordination and enrollment of clinical trials with medical and radiation oncology, High risk and survivorship, Nipple sparing mastectomy, Nutrition and alternative therapies, Young breast cancer

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About Sara Bruce, MD

Dr. Bruce joined Inova after the completion of her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Previously, she trained in general surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Bruce currently serves as the medical director of the Inova Breast Cancer Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Originally from Maryland, she is happy to have settled in the DC/Northern Virginia area.

Throughout her life, Dr. Bruce has always been involved in a multitude of art projects. She feels lucky to have a career that allows her to combine the fine motor skills of her artistic side with her interest in biologic science. In her spare time, Dr. Bruce enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and dog, and tries to make time for painting, drawing and other artistic projects. 


  • Top Docs, Washingtonian, 2020

Research and Publications

View list of publications from Dr. Bruce's research

Blog Posts

Getting the Best Breast Care (October 2018)

Media Appearances

Click below to listen to Dr. Sara Bruce’s WTOP interview on bilateral mastectomy:


Medical Education

Tufts University School of Medicine 2004


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2009


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Training Specialty: Breast Surgical Oncology
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Board Certification


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Inova Physician Referral Services

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