About Ivan P. Harnden, MD

Dr. Harnden is a leading endobariatric gastroenterologist dedicated to providing the latest clinical advances to patients coping with gastrointestinal diseases and liver disorders. He has a special interest in the early diagnosis and treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Barrett’s Esophagus, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, bleeding disorders, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and the casual association between GERD- related disorders and Obesity. Dr. Harnden is currently accepting new patients.

Dedicated to improving patient health outcomes, and ensuring patient safety, Dr. Harnden takes a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Over the past year, he has worked with colleagues throughout northern Virginia to develop a successful endobariatrics program and comprehensive GERD treatment center in Fairfax. Dr. Harnden is one of only a handful of physicians in Virginia trained to perform the TIF Procedure (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication), an effective, non-surgical solution for chronic acid reflux. Dr. Harnden offered a TIF TALK discussing the health benefits of the TIF Procedure now available on Facebook.

Dr. Harnden specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive tract and liver disorders. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Inova Fairfax Hospital GI Endoscopy unit. In an outpatient setting, Dr. Harnden provides general gastroenterology services and a concierge, endoscopic weight loss service line. Call 703-776-1777 to speak with a Nurse Concierge or Email WeightlossVA@GastroHealth.com for more information.

With an interest in the causal association between GERD-related disorders and Obesity, Dr. Ivan Harnden offers several advanced technologies for non-invasive weight loss including Intragastric Balloons, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), Aspiration Therapy, Endoscopic Gastric Bypass Revision and treatment of post-surgical complications such as luminal stenting and endoscopic suturing. Patients must be 22 years of age with a Body Mass Index between 30-40 kg/m2.

Dr. Harnden was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his B.S. degree in Health Sciences Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He completed his medical training at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, where he graduated with Highest Distinction (summa cum laude), and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.

Dr. Harnden completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He continued at Duke for his subspecialty training in Gastroenterology, where he trained in the full range of GI and liver disorders.

Following the completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Harnden moved to the Northern Virginia area with his three children and his wife, a clinical and research breast oncologist at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling abroad, and especially enjoys the beach and ocean sports.

Dr. Harnden is also fluent in Spanish.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • H. Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
  • Enteroscopy (Small & Large Bowel)
  • EsoGuard
  • Esophageal & Colonic Stenting
  • Esophageal Ablation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Bravo)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastric Sleeve Revision
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment & Banding
  • IV Therapy
  • Liver Biopsies
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • PEG Placement
  • Revision of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • TIF Procedure
  • Weight-Loss Gastric Balloons

Office Locations

Primary Location

Picture of the Fairfax Office


3028 Javier Rd.
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone: 703-698-8960
Fax: 703-828-0961

Additional Locations


3914 Centreville Rd.
Suite 350
Chantilly, VA 20151

Phone: 703-698-8960
Fax: 703-828-0961


Fair Oaks

3700 Joseph Siewick Dr.
Suite 308
Fairfax, VA 22033

Phone: 703-698-8960
Fax: 703-828-0961


Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



University of Southern California School of Medicine


Duke University


Duke University

Professional Highlights

  • Medical Director of the Inova Fairfax Hospital GI Endoscopy Unit


Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
  • Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctor, 2021
  • Washingtonian, Top Doctor, 2020, 2021

Professional Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Medical Society of Northern Virginia
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Press Release

Fairfax Care Center Doctors Earn Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor Recognition-2020

Congratulations to our Fairfax Care Center Physicians recognized by their peers as Washingtonian Top Doctors -2020! Look for our ad in the November Issue of Washingtonian Magazine.

Press Release

Dr. Iris H. Lee, Gastroenterology Associates of Northern Virignia, First in Va to Utilize Esophyx™ Device

Dr. Iris H. Lee, Gastroenterology Associates of Northern Virignia, First in Va to Utilize Esophyx™ Device to Perform Tif™ Procedure – Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication Solution for Acid Reflux