George Younan, MD

Inever had second thoughts on becoming a surgeon. Ever since I started using my hands for arts as a kid, I realized I will have to do something in my future where I use my hands to fix things, most importantly surgically fix my patients problems. Dealing with cancer became a priority of mine while going through residency training, especially cancers of the liver and pancreas. To improve my skills and obtain exceptional training, I finished an additional year of hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery fellowship training. I tackle diseases of the liver and pancreas in conjunction with a large group of providers who participate in multidisciplinary meetings, a very important component when treating cancer. My grandmother, who raised me, had the biggest influence on my career choice as she suffered from two cancers. I always wanted to become a surgeon to help treat her and patients like her. When I am not caring for my patients, I make sure to use this time to connect with my Middle Eastern community and provide community work.

Specialized Interests

Surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the liver
Surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the pancreas
Surgical treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the bile ducts
Surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the stomach
Surgical treatment of Sarcomas
Complex Abdominal surgeries
Advanced laparoscopic procedures
Robotic surgery

Medical School

BS Biology, Doctorate of Medicine, American University of Beirut
Post-doctoral research fellowship in Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury and Wound Healing, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Residency

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Fellowship

Medical College of Wisconsin

Memberships

Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
Society of Surgical Oncology, American College
of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal
& Endoscopic Surgeons
International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
American Surgical Congress
Member, Americas Hernia Society