Robert J. Hally, M.D. received his MD degree from Temple University in 1989 after finishing his undergraduate degree at the University of Scranton. He then spend the next three years in residency training in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Following this, he returned to his native Philadelphia to complete his gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. During his time at Jefferson, Dr. Hally published several articles in national GI journals.
After completing his fellowship in 1994, he joined a private gastroenterology practice in the Philadelphia suburbs, and became active in teaching internal medicine to residents. During his tenure there, Dr. Hally won several teaching awards, including Teaching Attending of the Year. In 2001, he moved to Virginia to join the doctors of Digestive Disease Physicians. He is currently serving as the Chief of the Gastroenterology section at Inova Alexandria Hospital and as the Medical Director at the GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia.
Dr. Hally's particular areas of interest include screening for colon cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopic treatment biliary stones, and diagnosis and management of chronic liver disease. In addition to being an experienced endoscopist who has performed over 12,000 endoscopic procedures, he believes in a patient-oriented approach to medical care, and puts emphasis on listening to the patient.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Hally enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and their three children. He recently became interested in endurance sports, and completed his first triathlon earlier this year.