Claire R. Edwards, FACS, MD, FACS


Breast Surgery and Surgery
  • Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group

Call 703-717-4217

Dr. Claire Edwards is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon with the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health. She completed medical school at the Duke University School of Medicine, during which time she was named a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow. A native of Northern Virginia, she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

She completed her residency in general surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She went on to complete a fellowship in breast surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edwards comes to Virginia Hospital Center from the GW Comprehensive Breast Center in Washington, DC, where she had practiced since 2013. At GW, she served as a clinical assistant professor of surgery and served on the Cancer Committee.

She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She contributes to, a patient website published by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Dr. Edwards has a particular clinical interest in multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer, benign breast conditions, genetic and other risk factors for breast cancer, breast conserving therapy, and nipple sparing mastectomy. She is accepting new patients.

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Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


George Washington University, Washington, DC


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


George Washington University, Washington, DC