Physicians

Pulmonology is classified as an internal medicine subspecialty. All of our physicians are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in pulmonary medicine with special qualifications in critical care medicine. As pulmonologists, our physicians possess specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases. Some conditions that a pulmonologist will diagnose and treat include asthma, chronic cough, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), lung cancer, and sarcoidosis.

Pulmonologists may serve as consultants to other physicians as well as provide long-term care to patients with chronic conditions.
Our medical staff includes the following physicians:

Robert Bloom, M.D.

Robert Bloom, M.D.

Dr. Bloom grew up in New Jersey and attended Tufts University and Tufts Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He subsequently did his internship and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Georgetown University. He has been in practice in the Northern Virginia community since 1978. Current special interests within the field of pulmonary medicine involve education of dyspnea, interstitial lung disease, and treatment of resistant asthma. He has been recognized by The Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook as one of the regions “Top Doc’s”. Outside the office Dr. Bloom enjoys rooting for the Capitals as well as long-distance cycling.



James P. Lamberti, M.D.

James P. Lamberti, M.D.

Dr. James Lamberti graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Boston University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Lamberti has been in clinical practice in Northern Virginia since 1985 and is a founding member of Northern Virginia Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates. He was Section Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital from 1993 to 1997. He has been Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services at Inova Fairfax Hospital since 1997. He is the Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Program at Northern Virginia Community College and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served as President of Virginia Thoracic Society and was a member of the Board of Directors of NAMDRC from 2003 to 2009 and 2011 until present. Dr. Lamberti is listed as a nationally ranked specialist for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine by U.S. News Magazine. He is also recognized by The Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook as top rated Pulmonologist.




Ellen C. Vaughey, M.D.

Ellen C. Vaughey, M.D.

Dr. Vaughey attended Georgetown University College and School of Medicine. She fulfilled her internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University and completed her pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Brown University. She has been in private practice since 1993. Dr. Vaughey’s special interest is in asthma and COPD. She has been recognized by U.S. News Magazine as a top 1% nationally ranked specialist in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. She is also listed by The Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Doc” in the D.C. metro area.




Eric A. Libre, M.D.

Eric A. Libre, M.D.

Dr. Libre received his undergraduate degree in history at Dartmouth College and then attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. After working for a year as an instructor in internal medicine, he stayed on at the University of Michigan to do three years of pulmonary and critical care training. Dr. Libre has particular interest in interstitial lung disease and asthma. From 2006-2010 Dr. Libre was Chairman of Medical Critical Care at Fairfax Hospital and since 2010 has been Chairman of the Pulmonary Section at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  Dr. Libre has been recognized by The Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook as one of the regions “Top Doc’s”.  He is fluent in Swedish and Italian.




Matthew D. Williams, M.D.

Matthew D. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams attended the College of William and Mary. He received his medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He received the Higgins Award for Best Third year Resident in June 2000, served as a chief medical resident in 2000 to 2001, and received the Orhan Muren, M.D. Award for Outstanding Subspecialty Fellow in June 2004. Dr. Williams’ areas of interest include adult cystic fibrosis, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He has been named by The Washingtonian as one of “VA’s Top Docs” for three consecutive years. He has also been recognized as a top Pulmonologist in Washington Consumers’ Checkbook. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters.




Adlah Sukkar, M.D.

Adlah Sukkar, M.D.

Dr. Sukkar received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine as well has her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Sukkar speaks intermediate Arabic and French. She is an avid runner and hiker. Outside of the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and children.




Mark Granada, M.D.

Mark Granada, M.D.

Dr. Granada received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and attended medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in 2007 at Georgetown University, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He returned to Boston for his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Boston University School of Medicine / Boston Medical Center where his research focused on the genetics of Lung Disease and allergy. He is currently the Associate Director of the Acute Pulmonary Unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is the first physician to be certified to perform bronchial thermoplasty at Inova Fairfax Hospital.




Rabih Halabi, M.D.

Rabih Halabi, M.D.

Dr. Halabi is certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care and has been practicing medicine for three years. He is a graduate of Wright State University School of Medicine and finished his residency and fellowship training at Virginia Commonwealth University. He joins us in Northern Virginia to practice near his family.




Amit Vaid, M.D.

Amit Vaid, M.D.

Dr. Amit Vaid graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, and obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College. He pursued a residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He conducted his fellowships in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. Dr. Vaid’s career has included faculty and teaching positions at Northwestern University in Chicago and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His professional interest includes Sleep Medicine, and he currently serves as the co-director of the INOVA Sleep Lab in Woodburn. In his spare time, Dr. Vaid enjoys music and sports.


Respiratory Therapists


Tim Rush, RPFT, CRTT

Tim Rush, RPFT, CRTT

  1. Licensed by Virginia Board of Medicine
  2. Member – National Board for Respiratory Care
  3. Trained at Winchester Medical Center School for Respiratory Therapy
Tim began his career in Respiratory Therapy at Loudoun Memorial Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia (1973 – 1980). In 1980 Tim took a position at INOVA Fairfax Hospital where he continued practicing all aspects of Respiratory Care, from general care to Critical Care and Pulmonary Diagnostics, until 2002, at which time he began his employment at NVPCCA.



Elizabeth Kutz

Elizabeth Kutz

Elizabeth Kutz joined NVPCCA during the summer of 2014 as our per diem Respiratory Therapist. She is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine and trained at Inova in Respiratory Therapy. Prior to joining us at NVPCCA, Elizabeth worked for 13 years at a local pulmonary office in Northern Virginia.


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