Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease



Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Pulmonary Disease
Washington, D.C.

Internship and Residency

Washington Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, D.C.
1972 and 1976

Medical School

George Washington University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate School

Niagara University
Bachelor of Science
Niagara University, NY

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Reston Hospital Center

Professional Associations

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

College of Chest Physicians (CCP)

Leadership Positions

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Cardiopulmonary and Intensive Care Services
Medical Director

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Department of Pulmonary Medicine


Dr. Cleary received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his training, including his pulmonary fellowship, at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Prior moving into private practice, Dr. Cleary served two years as an Air Force Flight Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians, a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Cleary currently serves as the medical director of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Cardiopulmonary and Intensive Care Services, and as the chief of the pulmonary section, in the Department of Medicine at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. As one of the founding partners of Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists of Northern Virginia, Dr. Cleary has more than 32 years of experience in the treatment of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine.