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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

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The Inova Fairfax Interventional Pulmonology team provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options for lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. We work closely with pathology and oncology to test all genetic markers that may improve the care of our patients.

Physicians

Director of Interventional Pulmonology

Amit Mahajan, MD

Amit K Mahajan, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Problems and Treatment, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 15

Priya P. Patel, MD

A member of Inova Medical Group
The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Specialty: Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Problems and Treatment, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 10

Lung Navigators

Nancy Collar, RRT-NPS, AE-C, ACCS

Nancy Collar, RRT-NPS, AE-C, ACCS

Lung Navigator

Nancy Collar is a board-certified, registered respiratory therapist (RRT) with 36 years of experience and additional certifications in asthma education, adult critical care and neonatal/pediatric respiratory care. Throughout her career, she has worked with all types of patients – including medical, surgical, cardiovascular, trauma/emergency, neurology, pediatric, neonatal, ECMO and home healthcare. She also has experience in varying management and research roles and was involved in cutting-edge clinical trials for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Nancy's passion is helping others. She strives to make lung disease "simple" for her patients, providing them with the education and tools they need to have the highest quality of life possible – because "If you can't breathe, nothing else matters."

In her spare time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband of 27 years, her dog and her two beautiful daughters. She loves the outdoors – especially the beach.

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Frannie Muldowney, BS, RRT

Frannie Muldowney, BS, RRT

Lung Navigator

Frannie Muldowney is a board-certified, registered respiratory therapist with 14 years of experience. She specializes in adult critical care and has additional training in pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology.

Frannie finds facilitating lung health for patients with pulmonary disease and respiratory conditions to be rewarding. She is a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care, the American Association for Respiratory Care, and the VA Society for Respiratory Care. She has also served as a respiratory clinical instructor and lab instructor for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Outside of work, Frannie enjoys family time, friends, running, reading, and being on the river.

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Management Team

  • Matt Paglia, MBA, BSN, RN, Director, Clinical Specialty
  • Manju Parne, BS, RRT, CPFT, RYT, Clinical Manager, Interventional Pulmonology

Respiratory Therapy Team

Our Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) have training in advance respiratory procedures and assist doctors during interventional pulmonology procedures. RRTs receive years of education in airway and lung disease, from assessment and education to recommending treatment methods. Our team of RRTs includes:

  • Andrea Capistron, BS, RRT, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Tamela Carroll, RRT, RPFT, Lead Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Bonnie Fairbank, RRT, CPFT, ACCS, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Rocio Leib, RRT, ACCS, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Ying Liu, RRT, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Kimberly Pullen, RRT, CPFT, Lead Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Frozan Roshan, BS, RRT, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist
  • Christina Witzler, RRT, Interventional Pulmonology Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Equipment Technicians

Respiratory Equipment Technicians

  • Azeb Demise
  • Justin Simbulan

Pre-Operative and Post Operative Care Team

Our pre-operative and post-anesthesia care physician assistants and nurses are vital members of our team. They work closely with your procedural physician, anesthesiologist and respiratory therapist. The nurses will assess you and get you ready for the procedure, as well as care for you as you wake up from anesthesia. They'll monitor your vital signs and prepare you and your family for post procedure care.

On-Site Cytology Technologist Team

  • Kathy Webster, CT (ASCP), (IAC)
  • Terri Stanford, SCT (ASCP)

Anesthesia Team