“Prevention and early intervention in medical disorders is very important to me to keep my patients well. I also believe that truly listening to what patients are saying is therapeutic in its own right.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Type II Diabetes



Montefiore Medical Center  
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Charlottesville, VA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Association

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA)
1984 – Present

Leadership Position

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
1987 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. McFarland enjoys reading, gardening, interior design, and playing piano.


Dr. Sally A. McFarland is an internist in Fairfax, VA who has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 1993. One area of her expertise is in the treatment and management of Type II diabetes and its related conditions. She works closely with patients to help with weight loss, a key factor in the condition.

Dr. McFarland attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where she obtained a BA in biology in 1979. She then spent a year as a basic research assistant in UVA’s department of pharmacology. She went to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and graduated in 1984. There she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA in 1987 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine that same year. She spent 6 years in private practice in Pittsburgh then returned home to northern Virginia in 1993.

She now has a solo private practice in Fairfax in the Fair Oaks Medical Building. She has been recognized as one of the best doctors by Northern Virginia Magazine.