About Us

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The latest technology and the highest level of clinical expertise

MAGOPSA is one of the largest single groups of gynecologic oncologists in the mid-Atlantic region, delivering a wide variety of clinical services and procedures to meet the needs of patients with health and medical concerns related to the female reproductive tract.

A gynecologic oncologist is a specialist in the cancers of the female reproductive tract including the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, vulva, and vagina. Patients with gynecologic cancer who receive medical care from a gynecologic oncologist have twice the survival rates of those not treated by a cancer specialist.

The MAGOPSA team is devoted to developing a clinical care plan to address your individual needs and concerns. Dealing with gynecologic health issues can be scary for our patients, which is why we focus on answering all of your questions, developing your healthcare plan with your input, and creating a warm and caring environment in which you receive industry-leading medical and surgical care techniques and solutions.

Why Choose Us

The MAGOPSA team is dedicated to creating a medical care plan focused on you and your individual needs and concerns. Our board-certified physicians bring an average 30+ years of clinical professionalism and expertise to your care, and offer a full range of gynecologic and oncology services, using the latest technology, equipment and techniques, to help you live your best life.

The latest technology and the highest level of clinical expertise

MAGOPSA’s board-certified physicians, surgeons and clinical staff team demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and clinical expertise at every level. Our clinical expertise is so highly regarded, our team at Inova Fairfax Hospital ranked 6th in the nation for treating a significant number of challenging pelvic, uterine, cervical and ovarian disease and procedures. adult gynecological care according to the latest U.S. News ranking.

We deliver a full range of gynecologic oncology services, and actively participate in clinical research and trials so you can have access to the latest in oncology research and medical care.

Our Team

Our Physicians, Surgeons & Oncologists

Annette Bicher, M.D.

Dr. Annette BircherDr. Annette Bicher, earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed her residency at George Washington University, Washington, DC. Dr. Bicher went on to complete a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Bicher is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Felix Rutledge Society of Gynecology/Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. She serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Suburban Hospital and at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia.


John C. Elkas, M.D., J.D.

Dr. John ElkasDr. John Elkas, earned his medical degree at the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, and completed his residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Elkas went on to complete a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles, California. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Elkas is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Health Lawyers Association. He previously served as Director, Gynecologic Services, Department of OB/GYN, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.


G. Scott Rose, M.D.

Dr. G. Scott RoseDr. G. Scott Rose, earned his medical degree at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas and completed his residency at the Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Rose went on to complete a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Irvine, California. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Rose is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, a Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Fellow, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.


George Iskander, M.D., FACOG, FMIGS

Dr. George IskanderDr. George Iskander, is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Iskander is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery and specializes in performing Advanced  Laparoscopic and Robotic Gynecology Surgeries.  He specializes in a full spectrum of gynecological services including management of Uterine Fibroids, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, Uterine Septum, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, and Hysterectomies.  Dr. Iskander attended medical school at Assiut University in Egypt and completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Mount Sinai, New York.  He then pursued a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015.  Since then he has been practicing and performing Advanced Gynecological Surgeries in Fairfax, Virginia.


Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Allison Witt, FNP-C

Allison WhittAllison Whitt earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she specialized as a family nurse practitioner. Prior to earning her master’s degree Allison earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She worked as a registered nurse in oncology for twenty years prior to joining the team at MAGOPSA.


Leyla Missaghi MSPAS, PA-C

Leyla Missaghi

Leyla Missaghi is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in Gynecologic Oncology. A native Virginian, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University back in 2015 and then attended Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program in New York City, where she obtained a full academic scholarship. After returning from NYC, she worked two years at a medically underserved community health clinic in Richmond, VA. Ms. Missaghi joined the practice in January 2022. Her goal is to provide quality and compassionate medical care, while building strong relationships with her patients.


Our Office Locations

Fairfax

8081 Innovation Park Drive, Suite 775, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (571) 308-1830
Fax: (571) 308-1843

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Fair Oaks (Temporarily Closed)

3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Suite 101, Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (571) 308-1830
Fax: (571) 308-1843

Office Hours

Dr. Elkis is at this location on Mondays

Fredericksburg

4501 Empire Ct., Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Office Hours

Dr. Rose in the office every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Winchester

VH Surgical Oncology
400 Campus Boulevard, Suite 210, Winchester, Virginia 22601

Office Hours

Dr. Elkas In the office on the 3rd Friday of each month

Loudoun 

44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 242, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Office Hours

Dr. Iskander is in the office every Wednesday

Maryland

Chevy Chase - Glen Echo (Temporarily Closed)
New Location TBD

Office Hours

Dr. Bicher is in the office every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

Our Hospital Affiliations