Timothy R. Dougherty, JR., M.D. grew up in New England. He attended Syracuse University where he earned a love of orange, a Bachelor of Science degree, and a commission in the U.S. Air Force. He served as an officer and then as a civilian before attending medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Upon graduation in 2008, he was awarded the Hatem Memorial Prize for Humanism in Medicine.
His post-graduate training was at The George Washington University beginning with a residency in internal medicine. He was honored to be the George Washington/Inova Fairfax Resident of the Year in 2011. Dr. Dougherty continued training at George Washington in the Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases fellowship program. He served on the faculty at George Washington for three years before joining Digestive Disease Physicians.
Dr. Dougherty’s clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening, esophageal diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disorders. He has published and presented on various topics including eosinophilic esophagitis, Hepatitis E, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Dougherty lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and family. He enjoys cooking, travel, and a leisurely run. He is an avid spectator of his daughters’ artistic and athletic pursuits.
“Excellent Compassionate and really gets into things that my last doctor ignored. He calls to talk over issues and most important he talks to my Internist often about the issues. Highly Recommend Dr Dougherty.”