Falls Church, VA – James Ecklund, MD, FACS, COL (Ret), MC, US Army, has been named President, Inova Neurosciences Service Line.  In this role, Dr. Ecklund will be responsible for managing the performance of Inova’s highly-trained and nationally-recognized physicians who are leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and research of complex neurological conditions including neurotrauma, spine conditions, epilepsy, movement disorders, brain and spinal tumors, memory disorders, stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Ecklund completed his neurosurgical residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1993.  Prior to joining Inova in 2007, he served 10 years as the Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Program of the National Capital Consortium, which includes Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University.  Since joining Inova, he has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Medical Director for Neurosciences for the Inova Health System.

“During his tenure at Inova, Dr. Ecklund has seen the growth of the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute to represent every subspecialty in the field, and helped establish and advance research and education programs, including the creation of a neurosurgical residency program,” said Steve Motew, MD, Chief Clinical Enterprise, Inova. “His dedication to quality patient care and outcomes has earned him recognition locally, nationally and internationally, and perfectly aligns with Inova’s commitment to excellence.”

Dr. Ecklund is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army and was deployed as a neurosurgeon to both Afghanistan and Iraq.   He earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Doctor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, MD.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, tracy.connell@inova.org

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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Four of Inova’s five hospitals hold five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

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