“As a practitioner and teacher of Family Medicine, I treasure the long term relationship with my patients that is possible in my field as well as the opportunity to teach this specialty to others. I try to be an advocate for my patients as they attempt to negotiate what is otherwise a complex and sometimes daunting medical system.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Area of Expertise

  • Caring for the Whole Family


Residency School

Alachua General Hospital – University of Florida
Family Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate School

Washington University
Bachelor of Science
St. Louis, MO

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Personal Interests

Dr. Sughrue enjoys biking, climbing, cooking, and healthy eating.


A native of the area, Dr. Sughrue has been teaching and practicing at the VCU/MCV Fairfax Family Practice Residency since 1987. She has served as Chairperson of the Department of Family Practice at Inova Fairfax Hospital since 1990.