“I strive to take care of my patients with attention to detail — guided by evidence-based medicine and balanced with a patient-centered approach.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Management of Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Office Based Procedures
  • Teaching Residents and Medical Students
  • Women’s Health

Education

Fellowship

Pinnacle Health Harrisburg Hospital
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, and Gynecology
Harrisburg, PA
2002

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret
Family Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
2001

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Richmond, VA
1998

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts
Charlottesville, VA
1994

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Publications

“Chapter 159 Cesarean Section” Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care 3.e (2010).

“Warfarin Plus Aspirin More Effective Than Aspirin Alone” Journal of Family Practice 52. (2010): 28-31.

Personal Interests

Dr. Blecher enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and two terrific children. He also enjoys listening to music (you’d be surprised) and traveling when he can. His favorite movies are The Godfather and Dances with Wolves.

Biography

Dr. Blecher grew up in Blacksburg, VA and is proud to be a product of a small college town.

After finishing his medical education at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine—The Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Blecher completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh St. Margaret Hospital. He then completed his Family Medicine/ OB-GYN Fellowships at Pinnacle Health’s Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

After his fellowship, Dr. Blecher sought a Family Medicine academic position and was honored to join the excellent group of physician educators at the Fairfax Family Practice Residency Program where he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Population Health. He has received multiple teaching awards from the medical students at the INOVA campus.

In addition to teaching and seeing his own patients, Dr. Blecher is also the Medical Director of Student Health Services at the INOVA campus of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and School of Pharmacy. He is presently serving as the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital.