Dr. Donald Colvin, MD, FACS, FASCRS

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Dr. Donald Colvin, MD, FACS, FASCRS

“My interest in medicine is very simple – caring for patients. I chose this specialty with the belief that patients with colorectal cancer and other colon diseases require expert care to achieve the best possible outcome.”


Profile Details


  • Rutgers University, 1983-1984


  • Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1976-1980


  • BS, University of Florida, 1971
  • MD, University of Florida, 1975


  • Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1975-1976

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS)

  • Fellow, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Chesapeake Colorectal Society

  • Medical Society of Virginia


Donald Colvin, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC.

Dr. Colvin earned his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville. After graduation, he completed a surgical internship and a general surgery residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland (formerly Bethesda Naval Hospital).

Dr. Colvin has held various academic positions over the course of his career, including associate professor of surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond (formerly Medical College of Virginia) and clinical assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, District of Columbia.

Dr. Colvin loves teaching up-and-coming medical professionals. He regularly instructs surgery residents at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. His work hasn’t gone unnoticed, either. Dr. Colvin earned the title of Teacher of the Year for Colon & Rectal Surgery in 2005 and 2008.

Dr. Colvin proudly holds membership in several professional organizations. He’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Outside of work, Dr. Colvin enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. He’s also an avid fly fisherman who enjoys sailing and building wooden boats.