Donald J. Brideau, MD, Named CEO of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Falls Church, VA – Inova announces that Donald J. Brideau, Jr., MD, FAAFP, MMM, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, effective December 17, 2018. He succeeds retiring Inova Fair Oaks CEO John Fitzgerald.

Dr. Brideau’s career with Inova spans 25 years, most recently as CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH). Since 1992, he has served as a member of the hospital’s medical staff, and in various leadership roles, including his appointment as IMVH’s first Chief Medical Officer in 2009. He also served as the hospital’s COO from 2014 to 2017. Under his leadership, IMVH was named a “5 Star Hospital” by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and recently received its ninth consecutive “A” patient safety grade from The Leapfrog Group in its Hospital Safety Grade rankings, leading a cultural transformation at the hospital to achieve better outcomes, patient experience and staff satisfaction.

“Don has demonstrated his passion and skill in building a culture of quality and excellence, focused on patients, team members and the community,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova. “His experience and ability to build relationships with physicians, nurses and staff will serve the Fair Oaks community well, and we are thrilled to have him lead the hospital.”

Dr. Brideau is a Washington, DC native, attending Georgetown University for his undergraduate program and George Washington University for his medical degree. He also trained in family medicine in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Virginia as Chief Medical Officer and overseas at U.S .Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico as Department Head, Family Medicine and Emergency Room. During his career Dr. Brideau earned two Navy Achievement Medals for meritorious service.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,, 703-289-2087

About Inova:

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine together with more patient-centric services to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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  1. Martin on December 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Inova MT Vernon and Fair Oaks treat you with respect and dignity inova Fairfax has become so unpleasant to deal with been going there since 70s will not go back if i can help it

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