Alan E Silk, MD

Neonatologist and, Chairman of Pediatrics and Medical Director, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Medical School

New Jersey Medical School


Georgetown University Medical Center


University of Maryland Hospital

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations


“I have the best job in the world,” shares Dr. Silk, chairman of pediatrics and neonatology at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Dr. Silk believes that focusing on the special needs of babies and families provides a unique opportunity to continually improve children’s health in our community. He explains it is immensely rewarding to be involved with the health of babies from birth, and then to see them and their families years later at the annual NICU Reunions and/or the March of Dimes Walks for Babies. In his little spare time, Dr. Silk enjoys traveling with his wife, bicycling, collecting first edition science fiction novels, going to basketball games and concerts and spending time with the amazing adults his children and their partners have become.

Board Certifications

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of Neonatology, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Professional Interests

Breastfeeding, Management of Hypoglycemia, Practice Management, and Changes in Healthcare.