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Dr. Richard Rhame
Dr. Yousef Salem
Dr. Frederick Stier
Dr. George Tawil
Dr. Jeffrey Wong
Janice L. Arnold, MD
Dr. A. Daniel Laurent
Dr. Gary Fialk
Eric J.W. Choe, MD
Dr. Michael E. Beall
Dr. Simon S. Chung
Dr. Brett F. Holt
Dr. Edmond L. Paquette
Alison Goldfarb-Mantua, PA-C
Mary M. Linn, N.P.
Dr. Michael R. Hardy
Dr. Robert R. Hart
Dr. Anthony R. Vara
Alexandria Offices Physicians
Each of the dedicated physicians at Adult and Pediatric Urologists of Northern Virginia are certified by the American Board of Urology. While each has his own unique background, they all are highly qualified to care for your needs.
Dr. Richard Rhame earned his BA from Princeton University in 1950 and his MD from The George Washington University Medical School. He completed his internship at Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, he served as a medical officer in the US Navy before completing residencies in general and urological surgery at Yale Medical Center. He was Chief Resident in Urology and an instructor in surgery at Yale Medical School from 1961-62. Dr. Rhame has previously served as Chief of Urology in The George Washington University Section of the DC General Hospital and as Chief of Urology at Alexandria Hospital. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at The George Washington University. Dr. Rhame is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has researched and written extensively on urological issues.
Dr. Yousef Salem is clinical assistant professor at George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC (since 1995) and is chairman, department of surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Virginia (since 2005). He served as secretary, department of surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Virginia, 1997-2004; and chief, department of urology, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Virginia, 1994-2006.
Dr. Salem attended medical school at the State University of New York and served as resident at the George Washington University Medical Center, Washington D.C. (urology and general surgery). He is certified by the American Board of Urology and holds certifications for the following procedures: collagen injection, laser application in urology, extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy, brachytherapy for prostate cancer, transurethral microwave thermo therapy, prostatron, hand assisted laparoscopic surgery, TVT, cryosurgery, green light laser ablation of prostate, holmium laser evaporation of prostate, and laparoscopic & hand-assisted nephrectomy surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
His awards include first place in clinical research, Mid-Atlantic section, American Urological Association and third place in clinical research, Residents Scholars Conference, the Washington Urological Society. Dr. Salem has traveled as a medical consultant and lectured at various medical centers in the Middle East. He has published many articles on bladder and kidney cancer and has been involved in multiple clinical trials in the treatment of prostate enlargement, urinary incontinence, and erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Frederick Stier graduated in 1965 from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Chemistry. He earned his MD degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He did further training as an intern and resident in surgery at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed his residency in urology at the University of Virginia Hospital. Dr. Stier served in the US Navy as a medical officer at Norfolk, VA and Annapolis, MD from 1972-74. He is certified by the American Board of Urology.
Dr. George Tawil is assistant professor at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the medical school at the American University of Beirut with an MD. He did his Residency in surgery and urology at the Washington Hospital Center, and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center.
Dr. George Tawil is certified by the American Board of Urology and holds certifications for the following procedures: advance male urethral sling, collagen injection, laser application in urology, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, brachytherapy for prostate cancer, transurethral microwave thermo therapy, prostatron, hand assisted laparoscopic surgery, TVT, and cryosurgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Tawil has been involved, as a primary investigator, in clinical research and studies for the last 15 years in such topics as prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Tawil is a member of Physicians for Peace with whom he travels to underdeveloped countries to perform surgery, teach and lecture. He has also been invited as a visiting professor to cancer centers overseas.
At present, Dr Tawil is President elect of the Medical Staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital and Chair of the Credentials committee. He served as the Chair of the Medical Affairs Council of the Inova Healthcare System, and was a member of the Inova Healthsystem Board of Trustees (2008-2009). Dr Tawil also served as President of the Medical Staff at Inova Alexandria Hospital (2006-2007), Chair of the Quality council (2005-2006), and Chair of the Department of Surgery (2000-2005).
Dr. Tawil is featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2010 Best Doctors issue.
Dr. Wong was born in Washington, DC, and raised in the suburbs of Maryland. He graduated from George Washington University with a BS in Zoology in 1990 and earned his MD degree from New York Medical College in 1994. He completed a two-year residency program in General Surgery at Washington Hospital Center. His Urological residency was completed at the University of Connecticut in 2001, where he received the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award. He has a special interest in Hand Assisted Laproscopic surgery and has written several research studies and publications on the subject. Dr. Wong is certified by the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Urological Association, Endourological Society, and Americian Association of Clinical Urologists.