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Medical Oncology

Lauren A Mauro, 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: Medical Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 14

Patricia C. Rizzo, 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: Medical Oncology, Hematology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 30

Angela Pennisi, 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: Medical Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 18

Kathleen K. Harnden, 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: Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 10

Radiation Oncology

Lonika Majithia, MD

Lonika Majithia, MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer and Treatment, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 9
Stella Hetelekidis, MD

Stella Hetelekidis, MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer and Treatment
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 32
Ashish Chawla, MD

Ashish K. Chawla, MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Brain Cancer/Tumors, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 22

Surgery

Sara Bruce, MD

Sara Bloom Bruce, 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: Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Preventative Disease Care, Women's Health
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 16
Robert Cohen, MD

Robert A. Cohen, 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: Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 39

Kirsten K. Edmiston, 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: Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 32

Lucy M. De La Cruz, 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: Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 16

Shawna C. Willey, 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: Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Years of Experience: 38

Costanza Cocilovo, 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: Surgery
Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery
Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Years of Experience: 24