Dr. Victoria Lai, MD, MS

Dr. Victoria Lai, MD, MS

Dr. Victoria Lai, MD, MS

Languages: English, Chinese - Cantonese, Spanish
Phone: 202-877-3158
Fax: 202-877-3108

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  • Endocrine Surgery
About the Provider

Victoria Lai, MD, MS, is a board-certified endocrine surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. She treats benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as neuroendocrine tumors. As part of her treatment repertoire, Dr. Lai performs scarless thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

After completing her undergraduate degree at Yale, Dr. Lai received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She stayed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for her residency training in general surgery. She then went to the Medical College of Wisconsin to complete a fellowship in endocrine surgery. 

Dr. Lai received a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research from the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical Translational Science. Her research interests in the field of endocrine surgery include outcomes and disparities research. She has been actively involved in the education and training of Georgetown medical students and general surgery residents. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Dr. Lai is conversational in Spanish and knows basic Cantonese.

Philosophy of Care
“I provide treatment options that are evidence based and address the concerns of my patients. I believe that patients should be educated on their treatment options, so that they can make an informed decision about what is best for them. It’s important to me to be transparent and honest with my patients — I tell them the same information I tell my friends and family.”

Dr. Lai is a member of the following organizations:
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Society of Asian Academic Surgeons

  • Graduate Education: Georgetown University Hospital (2018)
  • Fellowship Program: Medical College of Wisconsin (2014)
  • Residency Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2013)
  • Internship Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2009)
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2008)
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Practice Locations
  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Floor 2NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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  • 6862 Elm Street
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
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  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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