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Patricia Rodriguez, MD

VCS Physicians

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There are lots of different gene abnormalities that predispose people to certain cancers, and we find them. Our work affects a patient's entire family too, and that's a big concern for many that come to us.

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Arlington Office


Medical Oncologist

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine


George Washington Medical Center, Medical Oncology and Hematology


Mount Sinai Hospital

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Rodriguez attended Johns Hopkins University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biomedical engineering and was a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Rodriguez then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at George Washington Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rodriguez currently heads the Virginia Cancer Specialists Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program and regularly speaks on the subject of genetics. She is Co-Director of The US Oncology GREAT (Genetic Risk Evaluation and Treatment Program) Executive Committee and has been a member since 2013. Dr. Rodriguez remains active in other areas of the medical community as well. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, she is Chair of the Department of Medicine at Virginia Hospital Center, a member of the ASCO Cancer Prevention Committee, a Member of The Board of Directors at CareFirst BCBS and is involved with the Arlington Free Clinic. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Rodriguez speaks both fluent Spanish and French. She enjoys music and plays guitar in an Irish band.



Practice Blog

May 8, 2018

Dr. Patricia Rodriguez speaks at Tigerlily’s 6th Annual Young Women’s Breast Health Day on the Hill

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Physician Publications

October 3, 2020

BRCA1/2 mutations and risk‐reducing bilateral salpingo‐oophorectomy among Latinas: The UPTAKE study

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August 13, 2020

PARP Inhibitors in the Management of Ovarian Cancer: ASCO Guideline

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January 15, 2020

How the USPSTF Genetic Testing Update for BRCA-Related Cancers Impacts Care

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More Publications by Patricia Rodriguez, MD

August 21, 2019

Relationship Between Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Oncotype DX Recurrence Score.

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Primary Location

Arlington Office Office

Arlington Office

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November 1, 2020

Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors 2020

January 1, 2020
Virginia Living Top Doctors 2020

November 1, 2019
Washingtonian magizine Top Doctor 2019

January 1, 2019
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2019

January 1, 2018
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2018

September 9, 2016
Washingtonian Magazine

February 1, 2015
Washingtonian Magazine

January 31, 2014
Northern Virginia Magazine

January 31, 2014
Northern Virginia Magazine

January 31, 2013
Northern Virginia Magazine