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Zobair Younossi, MD, Selected as Chairman, Clinical Research

Falls Church, VA – Zobair Younossi MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD, has been selected as Chairman, Clinical Research, Inova Health System.  Dr. Younossi recently assumed the role of President, Inova Medicine Service Line, where he is responsible for developing and leading the Inova Medicine team in providing world class patient care across all five Inova hospitals and more than 50 primary care offices and stand-alone emergency care centers.

As Chairman of Clinical Research, Dr. Younossi will work with Inova’s service line and system leaders to develop and implement patient-centered research strategy.  He will also oversee the office of research, which provides core research infrastructure for research compliance and support.

Dr. Younossi has served as Acting Chairman of Clinical Research since July 2019 where he led the restructuring of Inova’s research by recruiting new leadership and building core research services such as research laboratory, biobanking and research analytics teams.  Since 2000, Dr. Younossi has served in various leadership roles, including Vice President of Research, Inova Health System and Chairman of Department of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Under Dr. Younossi’ s leadership, numerous highly respected clinical programs have been created to provide excellent patient care in hepatology, endocrinology, rheumatology, hospitalist medicine and critical care medicine. During his tenure, the first Inova Internal Medicine residency program was established.

“Dr. Younossi is a proven leader in clinical research and will build upon his successes as Chairman of Inova Clinical Research,” said Steve Motew, MD, Chief, Inova Clinical Enterprise.  “We are pleased that he will lead both the Clinical Research team and the Inova Medicine Service Line to deliver highly reliable care to the members of the community we serve.”

Dr. Younossi earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, George Mason University; a Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration, San Diego State University School of Public Health; and Doctor of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Younossi is an internationally known physician who has authored more than 550 articles, 850 abstracts and has given more than 430 faculty lectures in national and international meetings.

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


About Inova

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


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