Dipti Patel-Donnelly, M.D.


Medical Oncology

Primary Location

8503 Arlington Blvd., Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone Number

(703) 280-5390, Breast Surgery: (703) 208-3120, Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery: (703) 280-5390

Other Locations

Fair Oaks Office
Fairfax Office, Breast Surgery

Dipti Patel-Donnelly, M.D.

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Partners Cancer Care, Medical Oncology and Hematology


Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Binghamton University


Dr. Patel-Donnelly is triple board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. She completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Patel-Donnelly received her Doctorate of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, and she is a magna cum laude graduate in biochemistry with honors and independent research from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly has taken an active role at Virginia Cancer Specialists and in the local and medical communities. Dr. Patel-Donnelly holds memberships and appointments in multiple organizations. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the Medical Society of Virginia. Focusing on a special interest in hematologic malignancies, brain tumors, and stem cell transplant, Dr. Patel-Donnelly has become highly involved in local tumor boards and has served as Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital and holds a Hematology/Oncology Faculty Clerkship appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has also received multiple awards and honors which include the Harvard Partners in Excellence Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Relentess for a Cure” award, Excellence in Teaching Awards, National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, NASE Achievement Scholarship, and Distinguished Honors and Independent Research in Biochemistry. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has been consistently named as a Top Doctor in publications such as Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine. Additionally, she has been listed as a Castle Connolly Mid-Atlantic Top Doctor and a Washington Post Super Doctor. Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a published author and has spoken both at local educational events and at national and local news interviews.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a member of several, prestigious, national committees. She is on the highly-selective, national panel tasked with writing Oncology Board questions for the American Board of Internal Medicine, which certifies that medical oncologists have a competent fund of  knowledge to be board-certified and practice. She has also been selected to serve on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leukemia Guideline Committee, which reviews current research evidence and makes uniform guidelines on treating leukemia.
Dr. Patel-Donnelly lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, traveling, and reading.    

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Physician Publications

Physician Awards

Top Doctor 2014

Washingtonian Magazine


Top Doctor 2013

Northern Virginia Magazine


Washington Post Super Doctors 2013

Super Doctors


Top Doctor 2012

Washingtonian Magazine


Top Doctor 2012

Northern Virginia Magazine


Relentless for a Cure Award 2011

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society