Dr. Khalifeh is a Johns Hopkins trained, board certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon, with specialized training in the treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, pilonidal disease and pelvic floor disorders.

Born and raised in Minnesota, she earned her BS, Boston College, 1996, her MS, Georgetown University, 2001, and her MD from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. She remained at Johns Hopkins for her general surgery training and completed her Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington Center Hospital in 2012.  She joined Fairfax Colon and Rectal Surgery in the Fall of 2012 and became a partner in the practice in 2016.

She has a unique perspective on patient care and treatment, having first been a critical care nurse for 10 years, before taking on the challenge of graduating from one of the most demanding surgical training programs in the nation.   She also comes from a family of physicians, and follows in the foot-steps of both her father and grandfather pursuing a career in surgery.

Dr. Khalifeh has been published in professional journals including Current Problems In Surgery, Archives of Surgery, and Journal of Critical Care.  She has presented papers at conferences including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Chesapeake Colorectal Society, and the American Medical Association.  She is a fellow in both the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Her husband Marwan is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and together they spend their leisure time skiing, biking and traveling with their two young daughters and dog Bisou.

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