Computer technology has revolutionized the field of medicine, and Dr. Rajat Chand knows first-hand just how much new technology can improve the experience for emergency room patients. Prior to joining our staff he directed the electronic medical record (EMR) implementation and deployment efforts for four emergency departments and a 70 physician practice group. Having instant access to a patient’s family history, physical ailments, already-diagnosed diseases, allergies and medications can dramatically improve the quality of care that an emergency medicine physician provides.
Education and Training
After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2002, Dr. Chand completed the George Washington University (GWU) Hospital Internal Medicine Internship and Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where he also served as Chief Resident.
Certifications and Proficiencies
Dr. Chand is certified in advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support and pediatric life support. He also is fluent in English and Hindi, and speaks Spanish.
Honors and Awards
Among his many academic honors, Dr. Chand graduated with High Honors from his undergraduate program at Rutgers University. He also received two GWU awards for teaching excellence and distinction in research, the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Grant, and the Johnson & Johnson Health and Human Services Award. In addition, he was a William H. Demorest Scholar, a Garden State Scholar and a New Jersey Governor’s School for Public Issues Scholar. Dr. Rajat Chand is currently a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and its Virginia chapter, and was recently featured on NBC4 TV and FOX 5 News.
In addition to participating in research studies, Dr. Rajat Chand has written a book chapter for the GWU Emergency Medicine Manual, and has written articles for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Neuroscience. He also has lectured at GWU and at national meetings for medical software companies.
Dr. Chand joined Fauquier Health as a private practice physician with Virginia Emergency Medicine Associates in 2009. Prior to that, he was an emergency department physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he also served as the director of informatics.
Dr. Rajat Chand enjoys running, playing tennis, traveling, cooking and reading.
Learn more about Fauquier Health’s emergency medicine physicians and our emergency services on our Emergency department page.