Dr. Katherine Khalifeh, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Robotic Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Katherine Khalifeh, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Profile Details


  • Washington Hospital Center, 2011-2012


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2006-2011


  • BA, Boston College, 1996
  • MS, Georgetown, University, 2001
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University, 2006

Professional Distinctions

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

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS)

  • Chesapeake Colorectal Society

  • Medical Society of Virginia

  • President-Association of Women Surgeons, DC Chapter


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

Dr. Khalifeh was born and raised in Minnesota. She comes from a family of physicians and knew she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather by pursuing a career in surgery.

Dr. Khalifeh began her professional pursuits at Boston College, earning her Bachelor of Science. After graduation, Dr. Khalifeh earned her Master of Science from Georgetown University in Washington, District of Columbia, and her Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Before entering private practice, Dr. Khalifeh completed general surgery training at Johns Hopkins and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (formerly Washington Center Hospital) in Washington, DC.

Dr. Khalifeh has specialized training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence, and hemorrhoids. 

When she isn’t performing surgery or meeting with patients, Dr. Khalifeh enjoys contributing to professional medical journals. She’s also presented papers at conferences for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Khalifeh is a member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband Marwan, their two young daughters, and their dog, Bisou.