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Fairfax Offices Physicians

Dr. Michael Beall, MD

Dr. Michael Beall is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the George Washington University Medical School. He completed his general surgery and Urology training at George Washington University Hospital.

He then served two years as a Major in the United States Air Force where he received the Commendation Medal for his service as Assistant Chief of Renal Transplantation at Wilford Hall. He entered private practice in 1979.

Dr. Beall is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a clinical Associate Professor of Urology at George Washington University.

Dr. Beall is active with the renal transplant service and resident education at Fairfax Hospital as well as serving on the hospital Operating Room and Laser Safety Committees. He is a local leader in the use of the laser for urologic surgery, specializing in GreenLight PVPTM Laser Surgery as an alternative to the traditional T.U.R.P.

Dr. Beall is widely respected for his surgical expertise in the care of patients with prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. In addition, he has special interest in the microsurgical techniques required for vasectomy reversal.

Eric J.W. Choe, MD

Dr. Choe graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with honors in Biochemistry (1982), the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore (1986) and received his post-graduate training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1986-1992), serving as intern, resident and chief resident. He is certified by the American Board of Urology (1994 and 1986) and received the Dr. Bradley Gaither Memorial Prize for Excellence in Genitourinary Surgery.

He is currently a member of the American Urological Association, Washington Urological Society, Northern Virginia Medical Society and Korean American Medical Association (KAMA) of Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia.

He is currently serving as the president of KAMA and has also served as a Urology Section Chief at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (1997-1999 and 2003-2005). He has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 1992.

Areas of Urologic Specialty:

  1. Laser Therapy of Prostate (KTP Greenlight laser treatment for BPH)
  2. No Scalpel Vasectomy (Office Procedure)
  3. Kidney, Bladder and Ureter Stone Treatments (ESWL, Ureteroscopy with laser)
  4. Urologic Cancer Treatments (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney and Testis)
  5. General Urological Disorders (Overactive Bladder, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Male Infertility, Prostatitis, Urinary Tract Infection)

Languagues spoken: English and Korean.

Dr. Simon Chung, MD, MPH

Dr. Simon Chung is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Medical School. He completed his general surgery and Urologic Surgery residencies at the George Washington University Medical School. In addition, he has earned a Master's Degree in Public Health. He entered private practice in 1993.

Dr. Chung is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at George Washington University Medical School and is active in the education of medical students and residents.

He is an innovative surgeon, having helped to develop revolutionary new urologic surgical equipment. He was the first surgeon at Fairfax Hospital to perform a laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy for prostate cancer and to create orthotopic neobladders for patients with bladder cancer.

He has published numerous articles on surgical techniques and pediatric kidney function. Dr. Chung is actively involved in clinical research, urologic oncology, laser surgery, laparoscopy and urinary incontinence.

Dr. Michael R. Hardy

Dr. Hardy received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1967. He served in Germany and Vietnam, and upon his return, attending the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, graduating in 1978. After completing his urology residency in the military, he served at Fort Belvoir from 1983-1984, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1984 to 1987. He retired after twenty years of service as the Assistant Chief of Urology and entered private practice in Northern Virginia. At Walter Reed he assisted in numerous research protocols in prostate, bladder and testicular cancers. His main practice interests are urological oncology and diseases of the prostate. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Hardy has been active in many physician leadership activities within the INOVA Health System. He served on the Executive Committee of INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital from 1988 to 1989 and then as President of the Medical Staff from 1998 to 2000. He is also a trustee of the INOVA Health System Board. In addition he has participated in two medical missions to Haiti.

He is married to Dr. Shanon Hardy who is an adjunct professor at George Madison University. They have two daughters, a medical student and a lawyer working for her Ph.D.

Dr. Robert R. Hart

Dr. Hart received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He then earned his medical doctorate form Indiana University in 1986. Both his surgical and urological training were completed at George Washington University Hospital. Upon completion in 1992 he went into private practice. The American Board of Urology certified him in 1994 in both adult and pediatric urology.

Dr. Hart holds privileges at INOVA Fair Oaks, INOVA Fairfax and Reston Hospital. He is actively involved in training of the urology residents at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He served as the Chief of Urology at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital from 2000-2002. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds memberships in the American Urological Association, Fairfax Medical Society and Washington Urological Society. He served as President of the Washington Urological Society from 2001-2002.

Dr. Hart has particular interest in urological oncology, BPH, urinary incontinence, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections.

He has surgical experience in nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, vaginal sling for urinary incontinence (TVT), ureteroscopy, laser lithotripsy and ESWL in addition to minimally invasive management of BPH.

Alison B. Goldfarb-Mantua, PA-C

Alison Goldfarb, B.S., PA-C, is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA and Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA where she obtained her degree as a Physician Assistant. Her post-graduate work included the study of the immune system at the College of William and Mary. Her professional career has included experience as a surgical Physician Assistant at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD where she assisted in multiple surgical procedures in the fields of Urology & Gynecology, Plastics & Reconstruction, and General & Vascular surgery. Ms. Goldfarb also has extensive experience providing physician assistant services in Northern Virginia in both the fields of Transplant Surgery and Interventional Radiology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She is recognized and admired by her colleagues as a learned and compassionate healthcare provider. She joined Dominion Urology in 2007.

Mary M. Linn, N.P.

Mary M. Linn, R.N., M.S.N., ANP-BC CURN attended the University of the South, Sewanee and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. She entered hospital practice specializing in Medical Surgical care followed by Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department services. Ms Linn earned her Master's degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA where she was awarded the prestigious "Excellence in Primary Care Award." Mary is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Ms Linn has worked in many different fields of nursing throughout her career and has concentrated her work in urology since 1997. She was the supervising nurse for Dominion Urological Consultants prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Ms Linn, in addition to her skills as a caring nurse, particularly interested in the emotional personal and physical impact of urological diseases, has also participated as the research coordinator for multiple FDA approved studies, lectured both locally and nationally on Urologic Nursing themes and has authored scientific material for peer reviewed journals. Her most recent article on Prostate Specific Antigen was a selected continuing medical education program on Medscape and WebMD. She is a Board Certified Urological Nurse and has served as an executive board member of the Certification Board of Urological Nurses and Associates since 2002.

Dr. Edmond L. Paquette

Dr. Edmond Paquette is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and the Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Paquette completed his general surgery internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis Washington and his Urology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He then served as the Chief of the Urology Service at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC until his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in June, 2007.

During his 13 year military career, Dr. Paquette served in Germany, Bosnia and Iraq. He recently published the definitive paper on genitourinary trauma for Operation Iraqi Freedom (June 2007 in the Journal of Urology). He has published 15 peer-reviewed papers and lectures on prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and incontinence. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Paquette's areas of expertise include laparoscopy, kidney stones, urologic cancers, female incontinence and infertility, having performed more than 75 vasectomy reversals in the last 5 years. He also has experience treating prostate cancer and kidney cancer with the minimally invasive technique of cryotherapy.

Dr. Paquette joined Dominion Urological Consultants in August, 2007.

Dr. Anthony R. Vara

Dr. Vara received his undergraduate education at Fordham University in New York and obtained his Baccalaureate Degree cum laude in 1979. He then earned his Medical Doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1985. Both his surgical and urological training were completed at the University of California at Irvine from 1985 through 1991. The American Board of Urology certified him in 1993 in both adult and pediatric urology.

Upon his return to the Washington Metropolitan area in the summer of 1991, he joined the practice of a retiring Urologist in Springfield, Virginia, and then incorporated his practice in 1994 at the Woodburn Medical Complex, in Annandale.

Dr. Vara presently holds privileges at INOVA Fairfax, INOVA Fair Oaks and Reston Hospital and is also an Associate Professor at George Washington School of Medicine. He is a member in good standing with the American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association, Fairfax County Medical Society and Washington Urological Society.

Dr. Vara is experienced in all aspects of Urology and Genitourinary Surgery, with particular interest in Urological Cancer, Incontinence and Male Sexual Dysfunction. Other services offered include "Shock Wave" (ESWL) and Laser Lithotripsy for kindey stone disease and Vaginal Slings (TVT) for female stress urinary Incontinence. Office procedures include Cystoscopies, Prostate Biopsies and Prostate, Kidney and Bladder Ultrasonography.