Board Certification

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Planning
  • Preventive health
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Preconception counseling/ prenatal care
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery



Inova Fairfax Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Falls Church, VA


Inova Fairfax Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Falls Church, VA

Medical School

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland
Neurobiology and Physiology
College Park, MD

Hospital(s) Affiliated With

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Dr. Okanlawon was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Maryland at the age of eight. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park to earn her bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. She completed her medical education at Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Subsequently, she graduated from her OB/GYN residency training at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Okanlawon served as the academic chief while at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Through her rigorous training, she developed a special interest in contraceptive management/family planning, early pregnancy failure/recurrent miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy, cervical dysplasia screening and management, and minimally invasive GYN surgery. Dr. Okanlawon has a certificate in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery. Most importantly, Dr. Okanlawon strives to empower her patients with knowledge and understanding so they can be the most informed decision maker for their care.