Chairman's Welcome Letter

George "Larry" Maxwell, MD

Chairman, Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

We are delighted that you are considering applying to our residency training program. There are multiple attributes that make our program unique and sought out by applicants.

First of all, we are one of the ten largest women’s hospitals in the country, providing over 10,000 obstetrical deliveries and over 5,000 gynecologic surgeries to the patients in the communities we serve. Our residents not only have a high volume of patients but are exposed to a variety of pathology which is further enhanced by referrals from other Inova hospitals in the region. This exposure enables our graduates to be highly competent whether pursuing a career as a generalist or additional subspecialty training.

Another attribute that makes our program unique is the diverse patient population that our trainees care for, representing a wide range of socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Learning to care for patients from a variety of different origins is an experience that enables our graduates to provide better care with cultural sensitivity prioritizing the patient’s experience.

Finally, the research opportunities that we have at Inova make our training experience extraordinary. Trainees are encouraged to engage in quality improvement, simulation supported provider and teams based performance improvement, or education based research. There is a plethora of clinical, translational, and population health based research opportunities, many of which are aligned with the Women’s Health Integrated Research Center. In this facility, we have over 40 scientists, physician investigators and technicians that support the tri-federal Cancer Moonshot Program in partnership with the Uniformed Services University. In addition, we have additional research teams supporting our Maternal-Pediatric Research program in which we have analyzed over 8,000 whole genomes on over 4,000 families in partnership with premier programs across the world. These potential research experiences support our trainees no matter whether they are preparing for a career as a generalist or developing a competitive resume in applying for subspecialty fellowship training.

Thanks so much for your interest in learning about our program. The training that we offer at Inova is aligned with a group of house officers and teaching faculty that create a family atmosphere in one of the most beautiful metropolitan cities in the United States. Our teaching faculty and physician leadership feel that we can provide you with one of the best training experiences in the country.

Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, FACOG

Program Director, Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Vice Chair, Medical Education

Dr. Samantha Buery-Joyner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in biology and a minor in mathematics, received an MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed obstetrics and gynecology residency training at Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center Sloane Hospital for Women.

She has received numerous awards, including six times being named the Top Teaching Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus. She also received the Voluntary Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of residents and medical students from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University in 2011. Dr. Buery-Joyner was named the Mentor of the Month by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus in January 2009, as well as the 2006 Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching.

Dr. Buery-Joyner is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at VCU School of Medicine, Inova Campus and Professor of Medical Education at University of Virginia School of Medicine Office of Educational Affairs. She is a 2010 graduate of the Association of Professors of Gynecology (APGO) and Obstetrics Academic Scholars and Leaders Program and was selected to serve a six year term on APGO's Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. In 2020, she was named chair for the APGO Diversity and Inclusion Education Guidelines Task Force. Dr. Buery-Joyner has also taught on the national stage and has given numerous successful workshops at APGO Faculty Development Seminars, CREOG & APGO Annual Meetings as well as the Association of American Medical Colleges Meetings.

Dr. Buery-Joyner served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, VCU School of Medicine Inova campus from 2012–2019. In 2019, she was appointed as the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Medical Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Molly George, DO

Associate Program Director
Rotation Director, Gynecology

Rolel Kabra-Mbaidjol, MD

Rotation Director, Continuity Clinic

Kathryn M Miller, MD

Rotation Director, Gynecologic Oncology

Luis Martin Gomez, MD

Rotation Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Rotation Director, Antenatal Testing Center/Maternal Fetal Medicine Outpatient

Ashley Bonamer, DO

Rotation Director, Obstetrics

Mark Payson, MD

Rotation Director, Reproductive, Endocrinology, Infertility Medicine

Rachel Casey, MD

Rotation Director, Pediatric Gynecology

Sara Holmberg, MD

Rotation Director, Ambulatory

Allison N. Schneider, MD

Rotation Director, Reproductive Health and Advocacy

Rami Z. Tabbarah, MD

Rotation Director, Robotics Curriculum

Chauncey C. Stokes, MD

Rotation Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Rahel Ghenbot, MD

Rotation Director, Urogynecology
Associate Director of Research