Lynda S. Dougherty, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Practice

Hospital Appointments

Deep Creek Colon and Rectal Surgery, PC
255 North Fourth Street, Suite 2
Oakland, Maryland 21550
June 1, 2018 - present

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC
2710 Prosperity Ave, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031
September 1, 1999 – May 31, 2018

Fairfax Colon and Rectal Surgery Center, LLC
2710 Prosperity Ave, Suite 200                                                                Fairfax, Virginia                                                                                          January 2007 - May 2018

Garret Regional Medical Center/WVU
251 N 4th ST

Oakland, MD 21550
June 1, 2018 - present

INOVA Fairfax Hospital Medical Campus
Staff Surgeon
September 1, 1999 – 2018

INOVA Loudoun Hospital
Staff Surgeon
November 2015 - 2018

Board Certification

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
December 31, 2000 – present

American Board of Surgery
July 1, 2000 - present

License

Maryland – active
Virginia – active
Ohio - inactive

Titles

President Chesapeake (Regional Colorectal) Society
May 20, 2017 to 2019

Medical Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery INOVA Loudoun Hospital
2016 - May 2018

Medical Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery INOVA Fairfax Medical Campus
July 2013 – January 2016

Part-time Assistant Clinical Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) INOVA Fairfax Medical Campus
2009 – 2018

Da Vinci System Training SI Console Surgeon, certified
October 4, 2013 at Temple University Hospital
October 2013 – present

NCI-sponsored clinical trial investigator
2015 – 2017

ATLS Instructor                           July 2016 to present

ASCRS Regional Society Committee
2017-2018

Fellowship

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
July 1998 – June 1999
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, Ohio

Residency

Medical College of Ohio                                                                                                                             (now University of Toledo)
1993 – 1998
General Surgery
Toledo, Ohio

Medical School

Medical College of Ohio                                         (now University of Toledo)
1989 – 1993
Medical Degree (MD)
Toledo, Ohio

Undergraduate

Miami University
1985 – 1989
Microbiology (BA)
Oxford, Ohio

Awards and Honors

  • Washingtonian Magazine: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2005 – “Top Doctors”
  • Northern Virginia Magazine: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 – “Top Doctor”
  • Washington Post Magazine: Super Doctors
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: 2017, 2016, 2014
  • INOVA Surgery Resident Teaching Award, Team 3, 2013
  • Loudoun Hospital: Outstanding performance based on Press-Ganey patient surveys 2016
  • Kiwi Endoscopy Award, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1999
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical School Honor Society (AOA), 1993
  • Marion C. Anderson Award, Outstanding Surgical Student, Medical College of Ohio, 1993

Presentations

  • INOVA Fairfax Medical Campus Medicine Grand Rounds: Diverticulitis: What’s Changed? May 29, 2018.
  • INOVA 2017 Innovation Conference, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA, 10/27/2017
  • INOVA Loudoun Hospital “Ask the Expert” lecture: Colorectal Disease – Symptoms, Screenings and Treatment Options, joint with Gastroenterology, 3/22/2017.
  • 2017 Academic Surgical Congress podium presentation: Implementation of Ileostomy Protocol to Reduce Readmissions from Dehydration, Resident presenting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2/2017
  • Winchester Rotary Club: Advancements in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Winchester CC, Winchester, VA, 2/09/2017.
  • 2016 Virginia Women’s Conference, Women and Their Colons: What They Didn’t Know or Were Afraid to Ask, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, December 2, 2016.
  • INOVA Loudoun Hospital “Ask the Expert” lecture; Colorectal Diseases: Symptoms, Screening and Treatment Options, October 18, 2016.
  • Loudoun Rotary: Colon and Rectal Surgery and Robotics, Riverside CC, 9/22/2016
  • Chesapeake Regional Colorectal Society Meeting, Poster Presentation (resident presented), Implementation of a Standardized Protocol for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection: Annapolis, VA, 4/16/2016.
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital Inaugural Grand Rounds: Clostridium difficile: Prevention and Treatment Strategies, Joint presentation with ID, 4/20/2016
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Perioperative Education Symposium: Robotic Surgery, 11/14/2015
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Medicine Grand Rounds: Updates in Medical and Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 10/27/2015
  • Inova FairOaks “Ask the Expert” lecture: Advances in Colon and Rectal Cancer Screening and Treatment, 10/7/2015.
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Medicine Grand Rounds: C dificile Colitis, 7/14/2015
  • Inova GME Quality Symposium poster, PI: Implementation of a Standardized Protocol for the Treatment of Refractory and Recurrent C. dificile Infection, 5/2015.
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Surgery Grand Rounds: Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer (OSTRiCh) and How are we doing?. October 9, 2014
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason) Instructor: Colorectal Cancer: Advances in Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment, September 25, 2014.
  • “Introducing Robotics into your Practice”, Robotic Surgery Symposium, Winchester, Va, 3/6/2014
  • Panelist for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Pediatric program at Holy Cross Hospital, 8/27/2013
  • difficile: Prevention and Treatment Strategies, Joint presentation with ID, 4/20/2016
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Perioperative Education Symposium: Robotic Surgery, 11/14/2015
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Medicine Grand Rounds: Updates in Medical and Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 10/27/2015
  • Inova FairOaks “Ask the Expert” lecture: Advances in Colon and Rectal Cancer Screening and Treatment, 10/7/2015.
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Medicine Grand Rounds: C dificile Colitis, 7/14/2015
  • Inova GME Quality Symposium poster, PI: Implementation of a Standardized Protocol for the Treatment of Refractory and Recurrent C. dificile Infection, 5/2015.
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Surgery Grand Rounds: Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer (OSTRiCh) and How are we doing?. October 9, 2014
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason) Instructor: Colorectal Cancer: Advances in Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment, September 25, 2014.
  • “Introducing Robotics into your Practice”, Robotic Surgery Symposium, Winchester, Va, 3/6/2014
  • Panelist for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Pediatric program at Holy Cross Hospital, 8/27/2013
  • INOVA Fairfax Hospital Medical Grand Rounds: Anal Cancer and AIN:Is it inevitable? 7/2/2013.
  • Invited guest: NewsChannel 8, “Let’s Talk Live”, Anal Cancer, May 20, 2009.
  • Invited guest on HealthFocus, sponsored by HCA Reston Hospital, aired March 2007 on Comcast for Colon Cancer Awareness month.
  • Invited panel; Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Greater Washington, DC/Virginia Chapter, The A to Z’s of IBD Female Issues and Male Issues Many Similarities, but very Different, June 05, 2007.
  • The Association of Surgical Technologists, 35th Annual National Conference, May 2004. Invited Speaker,
    “Rectal Prolapse”.
  • INOVA Health System Institute of Research and Education, May 2002. Invited Speaker, “Rectal Cancer: Advances in management”.
  • The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. May 1999. Poster Presentation, “Pelvic J-Pouch function after delivery: Vaginal versus caesarian section (The Cleveland Clinic Experience)”.

Publications

Carter DA, Mehelas TJ, Savolaine ER, Dougherty LS; J Trauma. 1998 Jan;44(1):230-5. Basal skull fracture with traumatic polycranial neuropathy and occluded left carotid: Significance of fractures along the course of the carotid artery.

Dougherty LS, Hull, T; Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2000 Aug;43(8):1157-60. Perineal endometriosis with anal sphincter involvement: report of a case.

Additional Training

  • Advanced da Vinci Robotic Course
    Atlanta, GA,
    February 20-21, 2014
  • ATLS Instructor’s Course, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
    Falls Church, VA,
    April 20, 2015
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), VCU
    Richmond, VA
    January 25-26, 2014
  • ACLS/BLS
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • CITI Program, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
    August 2013
  • WCG GCP/ICH Obligations of Sponsors, Investigators Obligations
    March 27, 2017
  • Transanal Dearterialization Hemorrhoidopexy (THD)
  • Interstim, Medtronic
  • Solesta
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) Training, Karl Storz Endoscopy
    December 4, 2010
  • Tamis Gelpoint Path Workshop, Applied Medical
    Annapolis, MD,
    March 21, 2015
  • Electrosurgical Course
    Colorado Springs

Society Memberships

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

Chesapeake Colorectal Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical School Honorary (AOA)