The Vascular & Interventional Associates of Fairfax Radiological Consultants, P.C. consists of eight board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional radiologists. These physicians provide evaluation and management, non-invasive diagnosis, and minimally invasive therapies for a wide range of vascular conditions, including venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Our practice provides services at Inova Fairfax, Inova Loudoun and Inova Fair Oaks hospitals as well as through FRC's outpatient Vein and VascularCenter.
Alain T. Drooz, MD
Dr. Drooz joined Fairfax Radiology in 1999. He has a special interest in
-Endovascular treatment of vascular disease: angioplasty, stents, atherectomy;
-Diagnosis and treatment of unusual vascular diseases: vasculitis, FMD, aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations;
-Treatment of pulmonary embolism;
-Interventional Oncology: minimally invasive treatment of cancers of the liver, kidney and lung, and treatment of benign bone tumors. He is a recognized national expert on minimally invasive therapy for these cancers.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and while there, worked at the Center for Cancer Research. Dr. Drooz received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he served as President of the medical school student body. He then completed a medical internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Diagnostic Radiology residency training was completed at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. This was followed with two fellowships both completed at NYU Medical Center, first in Body Imaging, followed by a second in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. His academic appointments while training at NYU included Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology.
Michael G. Karnaze, MD
Dr. Karnaze has over twenty years experience in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and specializes in the treatment of arterial and venous diseases and in minimally invasive therapies for cancer patients
His residency training in Diagnostic Radiology was completed at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, followed by fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at Alexandria Hospital. His medical degree is from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from the University of Kansas, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Karnaze is certified by the American Board of Radiology and received subspecialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
He is past president of the Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society and has been recognized as one of the area’s top physicians by both Washingtonian Magazine and Consumer Checkbook Magazine.
Dr. Karnaze joined Fairfax Radiology in 1988.
Salman S. Mufti, MD
Dr. Mufti joined Fairfax Radiology in 2004. His areas of clinical interest include:
His undergraduate training in Biology and Philosophy was completed at Rutgers University. Medical school training, internship in General Surgery and residency in Radiology were all completed at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where Dr. Mufti served as Chief Resident. Fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology was completed at Brown University in Providence.
He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology.
David J. Spinosa, MD, RVT
Dr. Spinosa joined Fairfax Radiological Consultants in 2004 from University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va., where he was an associate professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. At the University of Virginia, Dr. Spinosa was recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in alternative contrast agents and the treatment of renal vascular disease and limb threatening peripheral arterial disease.
Dr. Spinosa has coauthored 59 peer-reviewed papers and 26 book chapters and invited review articles, 35 abstracts and 31 conference proceedings. He was also awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of the multicenter CORAL trial to investigate the treatment of renal artery stenosis. He is a manuscript reviewer for the journal “Radiology” and the “Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.”
Dr. Spinosa is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Ma. He completed his radiology residency at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and performed his fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Virginia in 1992-1993.
Dr. Spinosa is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology (1992), received his Certificate of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology (1995, 2005), and is a Registered Vascular Technologist (1994).
Dr. Spinosa has received several awards and distinctions including the Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence (UVA) 1999; Charles J. Tegtmeyer, M.D. Outstanding Clinical Faculty Service (UVA)1998; Myerson Memorial Award (Tufts University School of Medicine awarded for academic performance and individual integrity) 1984, and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1984.
Dr. Spinosa has been recognized by “Best Doctors in America” 2009-2010 and Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Docs", February 2009.
Allen E. Joseph, MD
Dr. Joseph joined Fairfax Radiology in 1993 and serves as Chairman of the Diagnostic Imaging Department for Inova Loudoun Hospital as well as Medical Director of Vascular Services at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute – Loudoun Campus. In this capacity, he oversees all diagnostic imaging and maintains a full time clinical practice in vascular and interventional radiology.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Harvard College, where he graduated Cum Laude. His medical degree is from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Joseph then undertook his post-graduate studies, completing a residency in Diagnostic Radiology followed by a fellowship in Angiography,Visceral Imaging and Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University Hospitals. He served as Chief Resident during his training.
Prior professional experience includes serving as Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology as well as Program Director for fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph is certified by the American Board of Radiology and received sub-specialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Hong Lim, MD
Dr. Lim joined Fairfax Radiology in 2010. Prior to FRC, Dr. Lim served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Weill Cornell Medical College - New York-Presbyterian Hospital for 2 years. Although his practice covers the full range of arterial and venous interventional procedures, his professional interests include treatment peripheral arterial disease, renal arterial revascularization, aortic aneurysm endografts, uterine fibroid embolization, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty.
His undergraduate training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry was completed at Rutgers University. Medical school training, internship in Medicine, and residency in Radiology were all completed at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School. Fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology was completed at Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida.
Dr. Lim is certified by the American Board of Radiology and received sub-specialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Calvin D. Neithamer, MD, FACR
Dr. Neithamer joined Fairfax Radiological Consultants in 2004. Prior to this, he served as Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at INOVA Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. He now works primarily at INOVA Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, where he is section chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. His professional interests include minimally invasive cancer therapies, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of arterial and venous vascular disease, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, as well as the gamut of vascular and interventional procedures. He is an active member of the INOVA Center for Interventional Oncology, an advanced patient care model bringing together cutting edge technologies and multiple specialists to enhance cancer therapies.
Dr. Neithamer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Allegheny College, where he graduated Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Medical school was completed at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by an internship in Medicine at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. After serving in the Air Force as a Captain and general medical officer, he went on to complete his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Colorado in Denver, where he served as Chief Resident. Fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology was completed at Cornell University in New York City. He remained there for an additional year as an Assistant Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Dr. Neithamer is past president of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Radiological Society, past president of the Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Neithamer is certified by the American Board of Radiology and received his Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 1995 and 2005.
Jay D. Varma, MD
Dr. Varma joined Fairfax Radiology in 2006. Prior to joining FRC he worked as an interventional radiologist at Washington Hospital Center for four years.
He brings along special expertise in Uterine Fibroid Embolization, being a local expert in the field. He has had several television appearances and lectures regarding the latest minimally invasive therapies for uterine fibroids. He was co-founder of a uterine fibroid center of excellence in Washington, D.C.
Dr.Varma is formerly President of the Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society, the local Washington Metropolitan area angiography society. His undergraduate degree is in Biology from George Washington University. He completed his medical degree at University of Maryland School of Medicine and an internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Diagnostic Radiology residency was done at Boston University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. Fellowship training was in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Dr.Varma is certified by the American Board of Radiology and received sub-specialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Procedures & Services
VenaCure Laser Treatment is the primary technique used at FRC's Vein Centers. It is an innovative, minimally invasive outpatient procedure that provides patients an effective alternative to surgical stripping of the greater saphenous vein.