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Robert Christie, MD, FACP

VCS Physicians

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We have seen remarkable advances in the understanding and treatment of cancer in the last few years. Providing my patients with compassionate, state of the art care is what inspires me everyday.

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Arlington Office


Medical Oncologist

Board Certification

Medical Oncology and Hematology


Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Medical Oncology and Hematology


Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Medical School

Medical College of Virginia


Virginia Tech

Dr. Christie served ten years in the United States Army, where he was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was named Chief of Hematology/Oncology Services and Director of the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program. During his time at Walter Reed, Dr Christie completed additional specialized training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, and Lombardi Cancer Center.

Dr. Christie has authored several publications and is a member of professional organizations including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine and the Washingtonian magazine for four consecutive publications. He was also named to Castle Connolly’s prestigious America’s Top Doctors list in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Dr. Christie has a special interest in lung cancer, lymphoma, and hematologic malignancies. He is involved in the local medical community, participating in hospital-based tumor boards and serving as the Chairman of the Virginia Hospital Center Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee. Dr. Christie is a member of both the ASCO Thoracic Oncology Guideline Advisory Group, as well as the ASCO Practice Guidelines Implementation Network.

In his spare time, Dr. Christie enjoys traveling and gardening. Born in Seville, Spain, Dr. Christie is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian.




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February 1, 2020

2020 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors

November 1, 2020
Washington Magazine Top Doctor 2020

November 1, 2019

2019 Washingtonian magazine Top Doctors

January 1, 2019

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor

January 1, 2019

2018 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor Nomination

January 1, 2018
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2018

January 1, 2018
Virginia Living Magazine 2018 Top Doctor

Top Doctors Virginia Living Magazine 2018

September 9, 2016
Washingtonian Magazine

Top Doctor 2016

September 1, 2015
Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian Top Doctor 2015

February 1, 2015
Northern Virginia Magazine

Top Doctor 2015

January 31, 2014
Northern Virginia Magazine

Top Doctor 2014