Meet The Doctors


A Midwest native, Dr. Rachana Potru obtained her undergraduate and medical education at Michigan State University, where she was a recipient of the prestigious, merit-based Alumni Distinguished Scholarship. She then completed her residency in internal medicine at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Subsequently she pursued her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. During fellowship, Dr. Potru won first prize in the House Staff Scholarly Research Competition for her translational research project on chronic diarrhea. She presented this research at the American Gastroenterology Association National Meeting in 2012 and co-published the final results in Gastroenterology in 2015 in an original research article entitled “Rapamycin Inhibition of mTOR Reduces Levels of the Na+/H+ Exchanger 3 in Intestines of Mice and Humans, Leading to Diarrhea”.

Dr. Potru has also presented several other abstracts at national gastroenterology meetings in the fields of transplant hepatology and pancreatic disease, as well as co-authored articles in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Her clinical interests include colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, functional GI disorders and women’s health. She has been named a “Top Doctor” by Northern Virginia Magazine. In her spare time, Dr. Potru enjoys travel and good books, and spending time with her husband and young daughter.

About us

We would like to welcome you to the Gastroenterology Center of Northern Virginia, Ltd. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in your care. It is our sincere desire to provide you with the highest quality and most comprehensive services in the diagnosis, treatment and management of various digestive conditions.

Arlington Address

1715 North George Mason Drive, Suite 204 Arlington, VA 22205
(adjacent to the Virginia Hospital Center, Zone C,
Parking C )
Phone: (703) 522-7476
Fax: (703) 528-4209
Office hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Annandale Address

3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 220 Annandale, VA 22003
(second building in the Woodburn Medical complex)
Phone: (703) 560-6106
Fax: (703) 204-1968
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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