John J. Moynihan, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery

Dr. Moynihan serves as President of Inova Surgical Services, with oversight responsibilities for surgical services across all Inova hospitals, and has served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus since 2013. He is a board-certified general surgeon.

He is actively involved in teaching surgical residents and medical students as both a professor with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine who rounds with surgical residents, and as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University. He also volunteers his time presenting information regarding the medical profession at local area schools.

Dr. Moynihan's interest in advancing technologies and innovative approaches to patient care was initially recognized when he performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 1990. Dr. Moynihan continues to advocate for the safe delivery of surgical care through multidisciplinary teams training in a variety of forums.

Jonathan M. Dort, MD, FACS

Vice Chair, Education

Dr. Dort, an associate professor of surgery for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus, serves as vice chairman for education and program director for the general surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Dort received his undergraduate degree with honors in chemistry at Florida Atlantic University and his medical degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He completed his internship at the Naval Hospital, San Diego, and his residency in surgery at the University of California, Davis – East Bay Program in Oakland, California. Dr. Dort was formerly the medical director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carilion Clinic and associate professor of surgery at Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as chief of surgery at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He served in the medical corps of the United States Navy for 23 years.

H. David Reines, MD, FACS, FCCM

H. David Reines, MD, FACS, FCCM

Vice Chair, Quality

Dr. Reines is professor in the Department of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine Inova Campus and vice chairman of quality, Department of Surgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Reines is also director of CME for Inova and vice chair of COGME, the Council on Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Reines received his medical degree from the University of Vermont School Of Medicine in Burlington. He completed his surgical residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington and completed his critical care fellowship at the University of Miami in Florida.

Dr. Reines is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. He served as president of the Metro Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Reines is the author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, chapters, editorials, and abstracts. He serves as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Trauma. Dr. Reines is the recipient of many teaching awards and has been instrumental in helping start the surgical residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital as well as the VCU medical student clerkship.

Sharon Bachman, MD, FACS

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Interim Director, Research

Dr. Sharon Bachman serves as the director of minimally invasive surgery and interim director of research for the Department of Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She is a specialty care physician board certified in general surgery, with over 15 years of clinical experience. Dr. Bachman has a special interest in management of complex abdominal wall and inguinal hernias, surgical education, and the techniques of minimally invasive surgery. She has an active research interest in prosthetic materials used in hernia repair.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she completed her surgical residency at the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Bachman served as an assistant professor of clinical surgery at the University of Missouri Hospitals and as staff surgeon at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital, both in Columbia, MO.

Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, FCCM, MAMSE

Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Ferrada is a board-certified surgeon, mentor and educator with more than a decade of experience. She joined Inova in 2021 and is the Division Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

In addition to her leadership roles. Dr. Paula Ferrada is also the Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Ferrada has enhanced the educational curriculum, restructured some of the rotations and increased the faculty development opportunities.

Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Ferrada was a Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and served as the Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Medical Director of the Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care Unit at VCU Health Systems and the Medical College of Virginia Physicians.

Dr. Ferrada completed her medical education in Colombia, her native country, before relocating to the United States to pursue further training. After a year of research at the University of Miami, Dr. Ferrada joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the major Harvard teaching hospitals for surgical residency. She was the first Colombian woman to graduate from a surgical subspecialty at Harvard. Dr. Ferrada continued her training in trauma and critical care at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center as their first acute care surgery fellow.