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Inova Women’s Hospital Offers MediMap™ Genomic Testing to Newborns as Part of our Standard Package of Care

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova today announced that it is offering MediMap™, a pharmacogenomic (PGx) test, to all babies born in the new Inova Women’s Hospital. Pharmacogenomics combines pharmacology – the science of medications – and genomics – the study of genes. Inova is the only health system in the U.S. that provides this PGx […]

Nationally Recognized Leader in Breast Surgery Joins Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute

  FALLS CHURCH, VA – February 5, 2016 – Nationally recognized and dedicated breast surgeon Stephanie Akbari, MD, recently joined the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute (Inova Schar Cancer Institute) Breast Program, Inova Medical Group Breast Surgery, and the Inova Fairfax Hospital Department as the Director of the Applied Surgical Technology Center. The mission […]

Uterine Cancer Rates on the Rise, Cancer Today, January 4, 2016

G. Larry Maxwell, a gynecologic oncologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, whose research includes studies on racial disparities, agrees that biology could be a factor. “The aggressive tumors seen in African-American women seem to be more resistant to chemotherapy,” says Maxwell, “and they appear to have differences in response to treatment.” He […]

The best for Inova Fairfax is yet to come – Looking forward to 2016

Patrick Christiansen is the Chief Executive Office of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.  As we close out 2015, I’m proud to look back on a great year for the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), and we have much to look forward to in the coming year. We continue to build a team of world-renowned physicians, researchers, […]

Opening date set for Inova’s new women and children’s hospital, Washington Business Journal, December 31, 2015

The $400 million Inova Health System Women and Children’s Hospital project is officially slotted to open in Fairfax in late January. Read more.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Strategic Partnership Between Inova and George Mason University to Advance Personalized Medicine Translational Research

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a strategic partnership between Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, and George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, to conduct translational research and share resources for the benefit of patients, the community and the region. This collaboration will advance Inova’s personalized […]

Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute is First Cancer Center in the World to Achieve Four-year Accreditation for Radiation Oncology Services from ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®)

FALLS CHURCH, VA – December 21, 2015—Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®), effective September 1, 2015, for a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services. They are the first Cancer Center in the world to […]

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Earns ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

FALLS CHURCH, VA – November 25, 2015 – The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog, announced that Inova Fairfax Medical Campus earned an ‘A’ grade in the national patient safety ratings. Leapfrog grades hospitals based on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the […]

Washington Nationals Name Inova’s Robin West, MD Lead Team Physician

FALLS CHURCH, VA – November 19, 2015 – The Washington Nationals this week named Robin West, MD, as new Lead Team Physician. As the medical director of the Inova Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI), Dr. West will continue to oversee ISMI while serving as team doctor for the baseball organization. With a focus on being proactive and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: It’s Not Just for October

Beating Breast Cancer Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s crucial to not ignore monthly breast self-exams and a regular checkup with your gynecologist or primary care doctor. Additionally, most medical authorities recommend having regular mammograms, starting at age 40. (This recommendation varies; some medical organizations recommend following different guidelines.) Women 30 years and […]

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