Timothy A. McCarthy, MD

Virginia Cancer Specialists' Physicians

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“We are at an exciting time in the care of patients with cancer. We continue to have newer, better treatments – advancing our knowledge, enabling us to target these therapies more to each individual. At VCS you can be assured that you will receive state-of-the-art cancer care that is the best plan for you and your family.”

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Fairfax Office


Medical Oncologist

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine


University of North Carolina Hospitals, Medical Oncology and Hematology


Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Rutgers University

Special Interests

Neuro-Oncology, Thoracic, Gastrointestinal (Colorectal, hepatobiliary, gastric)

Physician Bio

Dr. Timothy A. McCarthy graduated with high honors from Rutgers University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering.  He then went on to earn his medical degree and complete an Internal Medicine residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  During his residency, Dr. McCarthy was honored with the Nilesh Tamakuwala, MD Memorial Award, a distinction presented to the individual who best demonstrated compassion in care and excellence in teaching.

Board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, Dr. McCarthy completed his fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at University of North Carolina Hospitals.  As an Oncology Fellow, Dr. McCarthy took a leadership role working with various departments with a specific interest in quality and process improvement projects.  Dr. McCarthy is a published author and has presented posters at various medical events, including the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) symposium.

Outside of medicine, Dr. McCarthy enjoys staying active and exploring the outdoors with his wife and 3 young children. He also enjoys listening to a diverse array of music and plays several different instruments.


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Physician Publications

January 1, 2016

Importance of pharmacokinetic studies in the management of acquired factor X deficiency

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July 14, 2014

Angiogenesis Inhibitors in Gastric Cancer

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Fairfax Office Office

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