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Ian Leibowitz, MD

Medical Director of:
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Internal Medicine for Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Recertified Pediatrics and GI 2014
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD), and celiac disease

Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital (1989)
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital - Pediatrics (1984-1987)
(Chief Resident at Georgetown: 1986-1987)
Residency: Coney Island Hospital (1982-1984)
Medical School: Saint George’s University Medical School (1982)
Undergraduate: State University of New York at Albany (1978)

Awards & Recognition:

Top Doctors Recognition: Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, Washingtonian 
Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Subspecialist of the Year (2006)
Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Teacher of the Year (2006)
Fairfax County Service Award for Bioterrorism Response Planning (2003)
Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Subspecialist of the Year (2002)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Kappelman MD, Cohen SA, Crandall W, Duffy LF, Gold BD, Grunowj, Kim SC, Leibowitz I, Margolis P, Meha DI, Milov DE, Moyer MS, Myers Sk, Patel AS, Schoen BT, Sudel B, Colletti RB. Improving Care of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Preliminary Result of a Multicenter improvement collaborative. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meetings, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2008.

Kappelman MD, Cohen SA, Crandall W, Duffy LF, Gold BD, Grunowj, Kim SC, Leibowitz I, Margolis P, Mehta DI, MIlov DE, Moyer MS, Myers SK, Patel AS, Schoen BT, Sudel B, Colletti RB. Accelerating improvement in the Management of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Presented at Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego, CA, May 2008.

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Leibowitz was warm and professional and spoke directly to my daughter, which helped her to feel like she oversaw her own health. As a teenager, she often defaults to a shy response, and he connected with her and got her to answer his questions. This was a huge win!"

"Dr. Leibowitz is always very attentive, patient, really listens, asks questions, waits for my child's response, and takes our opinions into consideration. He is an excellent, excellent physician and we couldn't be happier."

"Dr. Ian Leibowitz is one of the best doctors that we have ever seen. He's very compassionate and humble. He has lot of patience. He goes through details before the appointment and explains everything to the patients and parents. Thanks a lot, Dr. Ian. You’re a great doctor!"

Where did you grow up?
New York
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I like to think there are two reasons I became a doctor. One is my insatiable curiosity. I love being challenged by problems and medicine is a never ending mystery. The second is my desire to leave the world a little better place and to help in some small way make things better for kids.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I came here for residency in 1984, met my wife and we have stayed. I have always loved the community of physicians we are lucky to work with.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Spending time with my family. We love to travel and love the outdoors. On a personal note, I run and bike.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer with global medical teams in Honduras.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
“Miracle in Room 17”
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
Environmental Lawyer or History Professor
Personal Sketch:

3 - Children