Holiday Hours

With the exception of Inova hospitals, Inova Emergency Care and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, all Inova outpatient offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday – Monday, May 27.

facultyThe Department of Medicine teaching faculty is comprised of board-certified physicians from the following medical service groups:

As a resident at Inova, you will benefit from the large national network of resources and contacts established through close interaction with our diversely trained subspecialists and general internists, intensivists and hospitalists.

Department Leadership

Inova Fairfax Hospital, which is the flagship hospital for Inova and a major referral center for Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC, metro area, is extremely proud of the depth and diversity of its nearly 800 member and 13-section Department of Medicine. The physicians who form the foundation for this medical community are comprised of experts from our nation's top institutions. These clinicians – with today's cutting-edge technology – treat all patients from around the corner to around the world.

In addition to the sections of cardiology, oncology, pulmonology, critical care, endocrinology, rheumatology, dermatology, allergy and immunology, nephrology, gerontology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and general internal medicine, the Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine maintains centers of excellence in cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, liver disease and cancer care management.

    Teaching Service Faculty

    Inova Fairfax Hospitalist Group is board-certified internal medicine physicians who admit and care for patients at Inova Fairfax Hospital. In addition to being excellent clinicians, they also excel in teaching residents and medical students. The group has admitting privileges to the teaching service and also participates in noon conferences, morning report conferences and teaching didactic sessions.

    Hospitalists work in conjunction with private practice primary care physicians to provide medical care to hospitalized patients. While the hospitalist program does not replace specialty physicians such as cardiologists and gastroenterologists, it ensures a physician is present in the hospital to see patients throughout the day, meet with families and assist with prescriptions and discharge planning.

    Once patients are discharged, the hospitalist sends documentation to the primary care physician about the patient's hospitalization.

    Teaching Service Leadership

    Zehra Gaudiano, MD

    Zehra Gaudiano, MD, FACP

    Program Director

    Although Dr. Gaudiano was appointed program director in 2021, she has been actively engaged with the Internal Medicine Residency Program since its inception since 2013. She has been a core teaching faculty member and engaged in academic committees, recruitment and mentorship.

    Dr. Gaudiano graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2008. She completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Case Medical Center/University Hospitals of Cleveland in 2013 followed by chief residency. Dr. Gaudiano is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics and fellow of the American College of Physicians. She is a hospitalist and has won multiple teaching awards for time on the general medicine inpatient service. Dr. Gaudiano currently holds a faculty appointment at the UVA School of Medicine and she previously served as the associated clerkship director for the UVA School of Medicine Inova Campus as well as the VCU School of Medicine Regional campus that preceded it. Dr. Gaudiano’s academic interests include clinical reasoning, effective feedback as well as hospital throughput. Dr. Gaudiano is a native of Northern Virginia. When she is not at the hospital she enjoys watching baseball and spending time with her family – a husband, three children and multiple pets.

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    Z Chris, MD

    Z Chris, MD

    APD, Ambulatory Programs

    Dr. Chris is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience and was in private practice in Washington, DC, prior to joining Inova Medical Group. He has also served as clinical faculty at Georgetown University, Duke University, and Emory University.

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    Dr. Ivan Garcia

    Ivan Garcia, MD, FACP, FASAM, MBA

    Director of Education, Inova Internal Medicine Residency Program

    Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has experience in both internal medicine and addiction medicine. He is deeply committed to resident education and providing the highest quality of patient care. Dr. Garcia has directed and supervised physician residents and medical students from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Virginia. 

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    Homan Wai, MD, FACP

    Homan Wai, MD, FACP

    Clerkship Director, 3rd and 4th Year Students

    Dr. Wai received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego Medical School in 2006. He completed his residency in internal medicine at George Washington University where he was honored as both intern (2007) and resident (2009) of the year. He joined the department in 2009, was appointed to associate clerkship director in 2010, and clerkship director in 2015. Dr. Wai received the “Golden Apple Award” in the 2013-14 academic year as the top clinical educator across all clerkships from the VCU School of Medicine-Inova Campus. Dr. Wai holds faculty appointments with Georgetown University, George Washington University and University of Virginia schools of medicine.

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    Dr. Bradley Nitta

    Bradley Nitta, MD, FACP

    Associate Clerkship Director, 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students

    Dr. Nitta is a hospitalist and core teaching faculty member who enjoys working with residents and medical students. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital where he also served as chief resident. He has been recognized for excellent teaching including the “Inpatient Attending of the Year” award from the residency program. Dr. Nitta is board certified in internal medicine and an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was appointed as the associate director of the internal medicine clerkship in 2021. He feels privileged to care for the diverse patient population seen in the hospital. Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Nitta enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and walking the dog with his wife.

    Chief Medical Residents

    Dr. Evan Cameron

    Evan Cameron, MD

    Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine

    Dr. Cameron was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. He attended The University of Florida for undergraduate studies where he majored in biochemistry. After college, he spent two years working in sterile processing at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and volunteering at the Tallahassee Senior Center. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and stayed on as a 4th year chief to give back and be part of the growth of the program. In the future, he plans to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology. In his free time he enjoys following professional and college sports (Go Gators) and spending time with fiancée, Kristen, and cockapoo, Winston.

    Dr. Shourjo Chakravorty

    Shourjo Chakravorty, MD

    Chief Medical Resident, Internal Medicine

    Dr. Chakravorty was brought up in Philadelphia before attending Emory University and obtaining a B.S. degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology. He then did research for a year at the Yerkes primate facility at Emory before attending medical school at the University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School. He then completed his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and is currently interviewing for a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care. During his residency he was involved in several research projects with the advanced lung disease (ALD) group at Inova, with particular interest in pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, and lung transplantation. In his free time he likes travelling and hanging out with his wife Peyton and beloved dog Winston. Most importantly, he is a die-hard Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan and is often difficult to be around in the Fall when both teams are playing. :-)