Meet Our Providers

Iljana M. Gaffar, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Seeing Patients at
Fairfax Office, Surgery - (703) 560-2236
Inova Children's Hospital - (703) 560-2236
Inova Fairfax Hospital - (703) 560-2236
Inova McLean Surgery Center - (703) 560-2236
Undergraduate: University of Missouri- Kansas City
Medical School
University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine
General Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Surgical Research: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pediatric Surgery: Children's Hospital of Michigan- DMC
Board Certifications

General Surgery, BC

Pediatric Surgery, BE

Iljana M. Gaffar, MD

Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Interests

Congenital Malformations, Neonatal Surgery, Gastrointestinal/Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology


Dr. Gaffar believes it is an honor and a privilege to take care of your children. In high school, she was motivated to pursue a career in medicine after her own experience as a teenager going through surgery. She was drawn to pediatric surgery as it provides the opportunity to make an immediate impact on the lives of her patients and their families. Helping children get better and watching them as they get back to playing and growing up are her favorite parts of this job. In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, being outdoors and exploring new places.

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