“I strive for open, positive communication and dialogue with patients about all options for their health. I work with patients to prevent disease as much as possible, and treat them as a whole person if an illness occurs.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, D.C.
1996 and 1998

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1995

Undergraduate School

Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Princeton, NJ
1991

Hospital Affiliated With

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Leadership Positions

American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter
Governor’s Council
2008 – 2014

Medical Society of Northern Virginia
Board of Directors
2009 – 2010

Georgetown University Hospital
Chief Resident
1998 – 1999

Professional Association

American College of Physicians (ACP)
Fellow

Academic Appointments

Georgetown University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
1999 – 2004

Virginia Commonwealth University
Assistant Professor

Personal Interests

Dr. Pontz and his wife live in Fairfax and enjoy travel and spending time with their two children, Eleanor and Jack. He is a former marathon runner turned jog stroller enthusiast! Favorite book: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. Favorite music: Dave Matthews Band, U2.

Biography

Dr. Pontz has been with NOVAMED Associates since 2004 and is a board-certified internist. He graduated from Princeton University and earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 1998. While at Georgetown he was selected to stay for an extra year as Chief Resident. From 1999 to 2004 he joined the full-time staff at Georgetown, where he trained residents and medical students and was part of a busy outpatient practice.

Dr. Pontz has taught medical students in the office and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University’s INOVA campus. He has been elected to the Governor’s Council of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians since 2008. Dr. Pontz is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia. He has been interviewed on ABC World News Tonight, NBC4 Washington affiliate, and News Channel 8 Washington.