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About the OB-GYN Residency Program

Training for Life. We Guide Outstanding Physicians to Cutting-Edge Careers in Women's Health.
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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

fairfax hospital imageInova Fairfax Hospital is the largest hospital in Northern Virginia and the flagship facility of Inova Health System. It is located on a 50+ acre campus ten miles west of Washington, DC. The medical campus actually houses four integrated institutions (Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Heart Vascular Institute). Combined, these institutions have over 900 inpatient beds. The site is also the location for the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine Northern Campus.

In 2018 the faculty of Inova Women’s Hospital delivered over 10,000 neonates; performed over 9,000 gynecologic surgeries; and attended over 25,000 clinic visits.

On January 31, 2016, we opened the new Inova Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Our new facility provides a state-of-the-art physical environment in which our residents learn and practice. This 12-story, 665,000-square-foot building was designed with 33 labor/delivery beds, 120 maternity beds, 48 high-risk perinatal beds, a 14-room obstetrical and gynecologic surgical suite, a 108-bassinet Level IV NICU and an outpatient Antenatal Testing Center.

Inova Fairfax Hospital has a long tradition of supporting outstanding graduate medical education. The hospital currently has fully accredited independent residency training programs in family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and podiatry as well as affiliated residency programs in emergency medicine and psychiatry. The campus is also home to independent fellowship training programs in pediatric emergency medicine, psychosomatic medicine, minimally invasive /bariatric surgery and surgical critical care. This broad institutional commitment to graduate medical education allows for the effective and collaborative training of over 100 residents during the academic year.

Department of OB/GYN

department staff photoThe Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of the largest academic departments at Inova Fairfax Hospital with a total attending staff of approximately 150 physicians.

The residency program has a core teaching faculty consisting of 40 generalist obstetrician/gynecologists, six gynecologic oncologists, six perinatologists, three reproductive endocrinologists and five urogynecologists.

In addition to the provision of excellent clinical care, the Department is integrally associated with the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. This world-class institute is pioneering the field of personalized medicine which studies the identification of specific genes that are associated with a particular clinical condition. As a result of this research, the patient's treatment is able to be customized to specifically match their genetic information.

This combination of high clinical volume, a large teaching faculty and access to unique research opportunities makes the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inova Fairfax Hospital an ideal place for training.

Read the Inova Women's Hospital 2012 Outcomes Report

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Governed by a volunteer board of community members, Inova has grown from one hospital in 1956 to a nationally recognized, comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care physician practices, and health and wellness initiatives.

Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research. Our service promise is that we seek every opportunity to meet the unique needs of each person we are privileged to serve – every time, every touch. Learn more about Inova 

The mission of the Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is to train the future workforce of compassionate and exceedingly competent obstetricians and gynecologists who will be prepared to care for a diverse community of patients. This is accomplished within the larger mission of Inova Health System, to provide world class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova is fortunate to serve a growingly diverse community including a robust community based free clinic which provides comprehensive clinical experiences and an exceptional foundation in general obstetrics and gynecology. The program prepares residents for careers in academic and private practice general obstetrics and gynecology as well as sub-specialty fellowships with its large teaching faculty and volunteer community doctors who practice in every derivation of the field. Opportunities provided through mentorship, support for scholarly activities, and involvement in multidisciplinary patient safety and quality improvement projects and committees enable our trainees to be competent for independent practice and leaders in women’s health.

How do we achieve this mission?

  • Provide the highest quality education and training through didactic, simulation and practical experience to prepare physicians for a lifetime of practicing the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Exposure to a wide range of patients. This includes a variety of disease processes, various socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Inova Health System is fortunate to serve the community of Fairfax County and the surrounding metropolitan Washington, DC area. This region is very culturally diverse, as evidenced by the fact that 182 languages are spoken at home (Fairfax County elementary school statistics). Residents learn to embody respect for the ideals of equity, diversity and sensitivity and to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, other health professionals, health-related agencies and the public. Housestaff care for patients who qualify for our free clinic as well as privately insured clients form the Inova Medical Group Practices.
  • Mentorship to develop skill to locate, appraise and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients’ health problems and demonstrates the essential skills to develop and conduct scholarly activity and research and to formally present findings.
  • Development in residents as teachers. Our residents receive training to confidently teach patients, colleagues, students, allied health personnel, and the public.
  • Provide leadership opportunities to allow residents to advocate for improvements in healthcare systems and community health through leadership and work in multidisciplinary teams, and demonstration of reverence for the roles and skills of the members of the health care team. Our residents have leadership roles within the program, GME, department of ob/gyn, and throughout the hospital system.
  • Provide tools that ingrain lifelong habits to help prevent complications of stress and burnout while allowing young physicians to promote and teach well-being to their patients along their professional journey.