Kathleen M. Cleland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Kathleen M. Cleland, M.D., F.A.C.S.


I decided to become a surgeon during medical school as I fell in love with working with my hands and my mind. My choice was solidified during residency at Madigan Army Medical Center where I continued to train and learn to diagnose and formulate a plan to make someone better, whether that be a surgical or non-surgical approach. I strive to provide my patients with the most up-to-date medical care available, including robotic surgery. I take care to explain the diagnosis, options for care and inform them of the risks, benefits and expected postoperative course to allow them to make an informed decision on their healthcare. I enjoy spending time with my family and I am an avid runner, participating in half marathon and 10k races.

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Specialized Interests

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Breast Surgery
Colon Surgery

Hospital Affiliations​

Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Virginia Hospital Center

Medical School

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 2001


Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, General Surgery


Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
Care Partner, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Member, Americas Hernia Society

Previous Experience

U.S. Army with service in the Republic of Georgia;
Heidelberg, Germany; Mosul, Iraq;
and Fort Belvoir, VA, 2006-2010