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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.

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 Inova Fairfax Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology prepares physicians for the specialty practice of obstetrics and gynecology, including the primary health care of women, and for possible continuing fellowship education.  The Residency Program also prepares residents to successfully prepare for the examinations of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The specific educational objectives are based on the objectives prepared by the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The operational educational objective of the residency program is to transmit to residents the didactic and technical skill components of these specific educational objectives in a comprehensive and integrated manner.  Our program’s operational objectives are based on the recognition that acquisition of facts and technical skills must occur in concert.  As such, our program’s educational mission is to provide both the didactic and clinical experiences that will prepare our graduates for successful careers in the field of women’s health.