Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine


Internship and Residency

Fairfax Family Practice – Virginia Commonwealth University
Family Medicine
Fairfax, VA
1984 and 1986

Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
New Brunswick, NJ

Undergraduate School

Duke University
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude
Durham, NC

Office Hours

Her office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


“High-performance liquid chromatographic separation of platinum complexes containing the cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane carrier ligand” Analytical Biochemistry (1986): Mauldin, S.K., Richard, F.A., Plescia, M., Wyrick, S.D., Sancar, A., Chaney, S.G.

“Displacement of the bidentate malonate ligand from (d,l-trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane)malonatoplatinum(II) by physiologically important compounds in vitro” Biochemical Pharmacology (1988): Mauldin, S.K., Plescia, M., Richard, F.A., Wyrick, S.D., Voyksner, R.D., Chaney, S.G.

“Community assessment in a vertically integrated health care system” American Journal of Public Health (2001): Plescia, M., Koontz, S., Laurent, S.

Personal Interests

In his leisure time, Dr. Plescia enjoys reading, cinema, cooking, and sports including golf and snow skiing.


Dr. Marc Plescia was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised in nearby Highland Park, a bedroom community for Rutgers University where his father was a professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the Waksman Institute.

A 1974 graduate of Highland Park High School, he received the school’s scholar-athlete award, and then attended Duke University where he was a member of the Varsity baseball team and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

After completing his studies at Duke in 1978, he worked for a year as an analytical chemist for a pharmaceutical company, using his earnings to pay his way through Rutgers Medical School, receiving his M.D. in 1983.

Dr. Plescia then relocated to Virginia to begin a three-year Residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia’s Fairfax Family Practice program.

He began private practice in 1986 with Fox Mill Family Practice in Herndon, Virginia, before leaving to join Herndon Family Medicine in 2000, where he currently practices.

Dr. Plescia has been humbled to have been honored multiple times in publications including ‘Best Doctors in America’, ‘Most Compassionate Doctors’, ‘Washington Checkbook’ magazine, and ‘Washingtonian’ magazine as one of their ‘Top Doctors’.

He and his wife have raised three daughters in Reston, Virginia.