Dennis Sager, M.D., M.S.
Internal Medicine & Senior FAA Examiner
About Dr. Sager
Dr. Sager is a board certified Internal Medicine physician practicing in Reston since 1981. He serves as a primary care doctor for adults. In addition, Dr. Sager is a Senior FAA Medical Examiner, performing exams for airline and private pilots.
Dr. Sager’s background is unusual. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Dr. Sager worked as a Trajectory Analyst at the NASA Mission Control Center in Houston during the Apollo moon landing program. He later worked at The MITRE Corporation, where he was involved in the design of the FAA’s air traffic control system.
At age 29, Dr. Sager left engineering to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Wright State University. Dr. Sager has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Reston Hospital. Dr. Sager is the Medical Adviser to the Fairfax County Police Disability Retirement Board.
Outside of the office, Dr. Sager still remains true to his science and engineering roots. Besides the New England Journal of Medicine, you can find Dr. Sager reading Aviation Week and Space Technology or articles on cell phone technology. If severe weather is approaching, you can find him taking a break to look out the window – Dr. Sager is a certified National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter. Dr. Sager is an avid news junky, keeping up with national and world news daily. He was the Assistant News Director for the MIT radio station while in college.
Dr. Sager takes pleasure in the accomplishments of his four grown children. He also enjoys travel, which is a good thing, as two of his five grandchildren live in London. Travel comes naturally. Dr. Sager worked as an AAA Travel Counselor while in high school and college. So far he has visited 50 states, 7 continents, and most of the cities and counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is working on plans for the rest.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (without MOC)
George Washington University School of Medicine - Associate Clinical Professor of Health Care Sciences (1986-2017)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - B.S. & M.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics
Eastern Virginia Medical School - M.D.
Wright State University Medical School - Internal Medicine Residency
Medical Society of Virginia
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Reston Hospital Center - 1993 – 1994
Medical Adviser to the Fairfax County Police Disability Retirement Board