Oksana A. Shlobin, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board-certified in pulmonary disease. She is the director of education for the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Many people know that high blood pressure is cause for concern. But most people are not aware that…

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Nilesh Vyas, MD, Associate Chair for Neurosurgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH), fully appreciates the efforts made nationally by leaders in medical trauma services.   “We’ve made improvements by raising awareness and using various mechanisms,” he says, citing the advent of National Trauma Awareness Month in May. “In the ’80s cars got safer. In the…

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Shira Rothberg, LSW, coordinates the Trauma Survivors Network and provides counseling for trauma patients at Inova Trauma Center on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.   When it comes to surviving and healing from trauma, Shira Rothberg, LSW, understands the value that support provides. As Coordinator of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) at Inova, Rothberg provides counseling…

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Robert A. Hymes, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the Inova Trauma Center team on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Northern Virgina. He specializes in the management of fractures, nounions/malunions, pelvis and acetabular fractures/injuries and bone infections. For Robert A. Hymes, MD, orthopedic trauma…

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Bimal P. Gandhi, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He serves as the Medical Director of Regional Anesthesia Services at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Recovering from surgery can be a painful process. Prescription opioid medications can help patients manage post-surgical pain, but they have a well-publicized dark side: The United States is…

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Falls Church, VA – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was awarded a ‘B’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.…

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