Christina Cheng, MD, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC, which has six convenient locations in Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Alexandria, Gainesville, Woodbridge, and Lansdowne, Virginia.
Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Cheng’s passion for medicine began at age 12 when her father passed away from terminal cancer. Her grandfather, a general surgeon in Taiwan, inspired her interest in surgery.
Dr. Cheng obtained her bachelor of arts from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, before earning her medical doctorate at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) in New Jersey. During medical school, Dr. Cheng worked as a scholar researcher at the Crohn’s and Colitis Center of New Jersey, RWJMS.
Dr. Cheng continued her general residency at RWJMS and earned multiple achievements, including the Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, the Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishment in Women’s Health award, and the 2017 Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award.
After finishing her residency, Dr. Cheng completed her Colorectal Surgery fellowship at the Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic in Seattle, Washington, where she trained in all aspects of colon and rectal physiology and surgery, including anorectal surgery, abdominal surgery, and endoscopy.
Dr. Cheng also received extensive training in advanced laparoscopic procedures, including Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) and robotic surgery. She specializes in diagnosing and treating colon cancer, anal pain, Crohn’s disease, and other disorders affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Along with her training, Dr. Cheng has co-authored several published papers and belongs to multiple professional organizations, including the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Medical Society of Virginia, and Chesapeake Colorectal Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Cheng enjoys running, cooking, skiing, and traveling around the world.