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Mouin S. Abdallah MD

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Mouin S. Abdallah, MD, Cardiology

Mouin S. Abdallah, MD, is a cardiologist and Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.

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Abeel A Mangi MD

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Abeel A. Mangi, MD

Abeel A. Mangi, MD, is the chair of cardiac surgery for MedStar Health, based at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is also a professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Mangi is board certified in general and thoracic surgery.

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Steven Abramowitz MD

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Steven Abramowitz, MD, Vascular Surgeon, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Steven Abramowitz, MD, is a board-certified vascular surgeon at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Abramowitz specializes in the treatment of aortic disease including aneurysms and dissection, venous occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, and peripheral arterial disease including critical limb ischemia and claudication through the use of endovascular and open surgical techniques.

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Ravi Agarwal DDS

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Ravi Agarwal, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Ravi Agarwal, DDS, is a full-time board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the Residency Program Director for the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Munaza M. Akunjee MD

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Munaza M. Akunjee, MD, Endocrinology

Munaza M. Akunjee, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health at Mitchellville.

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Abdelrahman Aly MD

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Abdelrahman A. Aly, MD, FACC

Dr. Abdelrahman Aly is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography and internal medicine. He has also received preventive medicine training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Aly’s clinical interests include clinical cardiology, preventive cardiology, cardiac risk assessment and modification, cardiac imaging including echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiovascular CT and nuclear cardiology.

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Evan Argintar MD

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Evan H. Argintar, MD, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Evan Argintar, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, is the assistant director of Sports Medicine with MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Gregory J. Argyros MD

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Gregory J. Argyros, MD, MACP, FCCP, President, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Gregory J. Argyros, MD, MACP, FCCP, was appointed president of MedStar Washington Hospital Center effective July 1, 2018.

He joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2012, and most recently has been senior vice president, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Argyros provided overall clinical leadership and oversight at the Hospital Center, with key responsibilities of quality of care, medical education and research.

Dr. Argyros spent 25 years in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, most recently serving as Chief of Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Director of Education, Training and Research for the National Capital Region. In these roles, Dr. Argyros had the responsibility of merging Walter Reed with the National Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Argyros graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Walter Reed, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Argyros completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Walter Reed.

Dr. Argyros is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Argyros was named a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP), an honor given only to those physicians who “demonstrate personal character, positions of honor, contributions toward furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.”

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Rocco A. Armonda MD

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Rocco A. Armonda, MD, Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Surgical Co-Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit

Rocco Armonda, MD, is director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and surgical co-director for the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital Center.

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Vanita Aroda, MD, Scientific Director, MedStar Community Clinical Research Center

Vanita Aroda, MD, is a Physician Investigator researching diabetes prevention and therapeutics, obesity, and integration of clinical research with clinical care utilizing health information technology. She also serves as Scientific Director of the MedStar Community Clinical Research Center.

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Tamika Auguste MD

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Tamika Auguste, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tamika Auguste, MD, is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Auguste also serves as chair of Ob/Gyn Clinical Practice Council at MedStar Health, and as associate medical director of the MedStar Health Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL).

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Edward Fiore Aulisi MD

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Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FAANS, FACS, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Edward F. Aulisi, MD, is the chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and serves as medical director of the Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit. He is also the medical director of the MedStar Pituitary Center.

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Jennifer Ayscue MD

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Jennifer Ayscue, MD, Section Director, Colorectal Surgery

Jennifer Ayscue, MD, a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon, is the section director of Colorectal Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is an assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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Ana Barac MD

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Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, is the founder and director of the Cardio-Oncology Program at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She also serves as medical director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

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Brian Barry MD

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Brian Barry, MD, Neurology

Dr. Brian Barry is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. He also sees general neurology patients.

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Valeriani R. Bead

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Valeriani R. Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Health Cardiology Associates

Valeriania Bead, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute who is Level II trained in nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

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Brian L. Bello MD

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Brian Lim Bello, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Brian Bello, MD, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon with the MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

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Richard T. Benson MD PhD

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Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Richard T. Benson, MD, PhD, is the associate medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Patrick T. Bering MD

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Patrick T. Bering, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Patrick Bering, MD is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and adult echocardiography. He is a clinical cardiologist and member of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute cardiovascular imaging team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Sara E. Berkey MD

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Sara E. Berkey, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery

Sara Berkey, MD, is a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.

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Marc E. Boisvert MD

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Marc E. Boisvert, MD, Breast Surgery

One of the nation’s top breast surgeons, Marc E. Boisvert, MD, FACS, has trained many other breast surgeons in practice throughout the world and has been named one of the best doctors in the region and nation over the past several years. Dr. Boisvert is the site director of the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Since 2000, he has been director of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Breast Oncology Fellowship Program, the only breast fellowship program in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

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Ethan A. Booker MD

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Ethan A. Booker, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center & MedStar eVisit

Dr. Ethan Booker is the medical director of the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center and MedStar eVisit. He received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2005.

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Selena E Briggs MD

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Selena E. Briggs, MD, Otologist, Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon

Selena E. Briggs, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, is an otologist, neurotologist and skull base surgeon within the Department of Otolaryngology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Jennifer Brown MD

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Jennifer Brown, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Jennifer Brown, MD is a cardiologst at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, with practices in Annapolis, Md.

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Kenneth D. Burman MD

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Kenneth D. Burman, MD, Endocrinology

Kenneth D. Burman, MD, has decades of experience in researching and treating the full range of pituitary disorders. He specializes in pituitary endocrinology with expertise in treating thyroid cancer and other thyroid conditions. Dr. Burman leads the endocrinology team at the MedStar Pituitary Center.

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Joseph P. Catlett MD

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Joseph P. Catlett, MD, Hematology

Joseph P. Catlett, MD, is a Hematologist/Oncologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Harjit K. Chahal MD

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Harjit K. Chahal, MD, Cardiology

Harjit K. Chahal, MD, MPH, is a non-invasive cardiologist with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.

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Jason J. Chang MD

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Jason Chang, MD, Medical Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit

Jason J. Chang, MD, is the medical director of the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Monique Chheda MD

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Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD

Monique Chheda, MD, is a board-certified general medical dermatologist at MedStar Health. Dr. Chheda sees patients of all age groups and specializes in treating skin of color. Her specific clinical interests include hair loss, acne/acne scarring, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis (eczema).

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Stanley H. Chia MD

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Stanley Chia, MD, Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology

Stanley H. Chia, MD, FACS, is the chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and is associate professor of Otolaryngology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is also a highly skilled otolaryngologist with the MedStar Pituitary Center.

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Ami A. Chitalia MD

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Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist

Ami Chitalia, MD, is a hematologist and medical oncologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Chitalia focuses on the treatment of breast cancer through the use of chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and targeted novel therapies through clinical trials.

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Michael Clarke RN

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Michael Clarke, RN, Director, Nursing Professional Development

Michael Clarke, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, MBA, serves as the director of Nursing Professional Development at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

 

Bianca Cutler MSN

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Bianca Cutler, MSN, FNP-C

Bianca Cutler is an independent practitioner in the management of arterial and venous disorders with the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, providing onsite diagnosis, testing, and treatment of vascular disorders. Her particular interest in venous disease derives from an understanding that varicose veins, deep venous thrombosis, venous ulcers, and pelvic congestion syndrome affects patients’ comfort and quality of life. Bianca provides a comprehensive approach to vascular health, with a specific focus on arterial and venous disease prevention. Her goal is to empower patients through patient education and preventative care to improve pain and quality of life.

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Louis Dainty MD

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Louis Dainty, MD, Regional Director, Gynecologic Oncology

Louis Dainty, MD, is the regional director of Gynecologic Oncology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and gynecologic oncologist.

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K. Eric De Jonge MD

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K. Eric De Jonge, MD, Director, Geriatrics

Dr. K. Eric De Jonge is the executive director of MedStar Health’s Medical House Call Program and director of Geriatrics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. De Jonge currently serves as president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.

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Craig DeAtley, PA-C, Director, Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness

Craig DeAtley, PA-C, is the director of the Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Min Deng MD

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Min Deng, MD, Dermatology, Mohs Surgery

Min Deng, MD, is the Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. As a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Deng has subspecialty expertise in cutaneous oncology, including the diagnosis and management of the most prevalent skin cancers: basic cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and less common aggressive tumors.

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Alexis A. Dieter, MD, Urogynecology

Alexis Anne Dieter, MD, is a board-certified urogynecologist in the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) at MedStar Health and Director of Research for the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Dieter works with women of all different ages to diagnose, manage, and treat pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, bowel control disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, and childbirth injuries. She uses both medical and surgical treatments, including medication, physical therapy, neuromodulation, and minimally invasive surgical techniques, to improve the quality of life for her patients.

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Daniel James Dooley MD

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Daniel James Dooley, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Daniel J. Dooley, MD, is a non-invasive cardiologist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and MedStar Cardiology Associates. As a cardiologist specializing in non-invasive treatments, Dr. Dooley works primarily with patients who have conditions like heart failure, hypertension, valvular disease, coronary artery disease, aortic diseases, atrial fibrillation, chest pain, and heart murmurs.

Pavle Doroslovacki MD

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Pavle Doroslovacki, MD, Oculoplastic Surgeon, MedStar Eye Institute

Pavle Doroslovaki, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic surgery. He is also trained in the evaluation and management of neurological conditions that affect vision (neuro-ophthalmology).

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Wiemi Douoguih MD

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Wiemi Douoguih, MD, Director of Sports Medicine

Wiemi Douoguih, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of Sports Medicine for MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Douoguih is an alumnus of the Union Memorial Residency Program. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Washington Wizards.

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Jeffrey Dubin MD

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Jeffrey Dubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Jeffrey Dubin, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and former chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Zayd A. Eldadah MD

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Zayd A. Eldadah, MD, PhD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Zayd Eldadah, MD, PhD, is Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Eldadah completed a medical degree, a PhD in Human Genetics, and a residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then stayed at Johns Hopkins to complete fellowships in clinical cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology before joining the faculty at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in 2004.

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Tonya Elliott MSN RN

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Tonya Elliott, RN, Program Coodinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Tonya Elliott, MSN, RN, is the program coordinator for Mechanical Circulatory Support with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Kenneth L. Fan MD

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Kenneth L. Fan, MD, Plastic Surgeon

Kenneth L. Fan, MD is a plastic surgeon practicing at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He specializes in breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery.

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Pam Farrare-Wilmore

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Pam Farrare-Wilmore, B.S., MT(ASCP), CIC, Director of Infection Control and Prevention

Pam Farrare-Wilmore is the Director of Infection Control and Prevention at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Erin A. Felger

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Erin A. Felger, MD, Endocrine Surgeon

Erin Felger, MD, is an attending endocrine surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She also is associate professor of Clinical Surgery at Georgetown University.

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James F. FitzGerald MD

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James F. FitzGerald, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon

James FitzGerald, MD, is board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care, and colon and rectal surgery. He is also an assistant professor of clinical surgery at Georgetown University and the program director of MedStar’s residency in colon and rectal surgery.

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Christopher Gallagher MD

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Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Medical Director of Cancer Services

Christopher Gallagher, MD, is the medical director of Cancer Services and teaching attending physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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William Gao MD

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William Z. Gao, MD, Laryngologist

William Gao, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained laryngologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders that affect the three primary functions of the throat: voice, breathing (airway), and swallowing.

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Carlos Alberto Garcia MD

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Carlos A. Garcia, Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine

Carlos Garcia, MD, is the director of PET/CT Imaging. Dr. Garcia is also an assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and he is part of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Speaker’s Bureau.

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Jonathan Giurintano MD

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Jonathan P. Giurintano, MD, FACS, Head & Neck Surgery

Jonathan Giurintano, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Andrea Goergen RD

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Andrea Goergen, RD, Bariatric Program Dietitian

Andrea Goergen, MHS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian/nutritionist who specializes in working with MedStar Washington Hospital Center bariatric patients.

Robert Golden MD

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Robert Golden, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma

Dr. Robert Golden is Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Golden specializes in fracture care and other musculoskeletal injuries resulting from a traumatic injury, such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or shooting.

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Mark L. Gonzalez MD

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Mark L. Gonzalez, MD, Clinical Director, MedStar Eye Institute

Mark Gonzalez, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He has expertise in comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, LASIK, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and other medical conditions of the eye.

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Harvey Green

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Harvey Green, Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer

Harvey Green is vice president and Chief Philanthropy Officer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, with oversight for the Office of Philanthropy to lead fundraising efforts for the Hospital Center, and also for MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, including the Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital.

Hayder Hashim MD

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Hayder Hashim, MD, Interventional Cardiologist

Hayder Hashim, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Hashim works with patients who have a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, advanced heart failure, and other conditions that require vascular intervention.

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Robert Mikael Henshaw MD

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Robert Henshaw, MD, Professor and Director, Orthopedic Oncology, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

Robert Henshaw, MD, is the director of Orthopedic Oncology with MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Henshaw also is a professor of clinical orthopedics at Georgetown University.

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Keith M. Horton MD

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Keith M. Horton, MD, Interventional Radiologist

Keith Horton, MD, is an interventional radiologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Ebony R. Hoskins MD

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Ebony R. Hoskins, MD, Gynecologic Oncology

Ebony Hoskins, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Hoskins sees women for gynecological malignancies, which include the treatment of endometrial, ovarian, vulva, and cervical cancers; treating women with complex gynecological surgical issues; and minimally invasive surgical options for morbidly obese women.

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Amie W. Hsia MD

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Amie Hsia, MD, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Amie W. Hsia, MD, is the medical director for the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Elmer E. Huerta MD

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Elmer E. Huerta, MD, Director, Cancer Preventorium, Washington Cancer Institute

Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH, is founder and director of the Cancer Preventorium at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute.

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Cheryl Iglesia MD

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Cheryl Iglesia, MD, Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Cheryl Iglesia, MD, is the director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Sara N. Iqbal MD

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Sara N. Iqbal, MD, Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Sara N. Iqbal, MD, is the division chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) and program director for MFM and the MFM/Genetics Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is also an associate clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Iqbal is actively involved in the diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancies such as diabetes, hypertension, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labor, history of premature delivery and other medical complications that require close surveillance during pregnancy.

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Stephanie Jacobs MD

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Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Stephanie Jacobs, MD, is a board certified cardiologist with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.

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James S. Jelinek MD

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James S. Jelinek, MD, Chairman, Radiology

James S. Jelinek, MD, FACR, is chairman of radiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and radiologist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Jelinek has chaired the department and served as President of Center Radiology since 1999.

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David C. Johnson MD

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David C. Johnson, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

David C. Johnson, MD, is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and performs surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center location.

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Karen Johnson MD

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Karen Johnson, MD, Associate Chair, Psychiatry

Karen Johnson, MD, FAPM, is the associate chair for Psychiatry at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Laura S. Johnson MD

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Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon

Laura S. Johnson, MD, FACS, is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the surgical team at the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Jonathan Hwang MD

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Jonathan Hwang, MD

Jonathan Hwang, MD, is the Chairman of Urology, the Director of Robotic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hwang has performed over 3,500 robotic surgeries including over 3,000 robotic prostatectomies to date, more than any other urologic surgeons in the DMV region.

Dr. Hwang earned his medical degree with an AOA honors distinction from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed residencies in Surgery and Urology at Boston University School of Medicine. He was a Clinical Fellow in the Urologic Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Ellie Kelsey, RD, LD, CNSC, Registered Dietitian

Ellie Kelsey is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Ellie’s clinical interests include nutrition for advanced heart failure, oncology, and nutrition in the critical care setting.

Puja G. Khaitan MD

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Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery

Puja G. Khaitan, MD, FACS, is the director of Esophageal Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Yongwoo Kim MD

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Yongwoo Kim, MD, Neurology

Yongwoo Kim, MD, is a neurologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His clinical interests include acute and chronic ischemic strokes and intracranial hemorrhages. Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and the American Academy of Neurology.

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Konstantinos Loupasakis MD

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Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD, Rheumatologist

Konstantinos Loupasakis, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist, is a member of the MedStar Health Research Institute Institutional Review Board (IRB). As a clinician educator, he is responsible for evaluating and managing the rheumatology fellowship immunology curriculum for the training of rheumatology fellows at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Keith Kowalczyk MD

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Keith Kowalczyk, MD, Urologist and Robotic Surgeon

Keith Kowalczyk, MD, is board certified in urology, with training in urologic oncology and robotic-assisted surgery.

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Ross E. Krasnow MD

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Ross E. Krasnow, MD, Urology

Ross E. Krasnow, MD, MPH, is a urologic oncologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He takes special interest in the treatment of complex urologic tumors and conditions.

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Robert A. Lager MD

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Robert A. Lager, MD, Interventional Cardiology

Robert Lager, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and President of MedStar Cardiology Associates, a 38-physician cardiology group at MedStar. He is Director of MedStar Ambulatory Services for the Southern region of the MedStar system, which includes the District and Southern Maryland. Dr. Lager specializes in conditions related to coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, structural heart disease, and the use of minimally invasive catheter procedures for unstable angina, stable angina, and heart attack.

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Victoria Lai MD

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Victoria Lai, MD, MS, FACS, Endocrine Surgery

Victoria Lai, MD, MS, is a board-certified endocrine surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. She treats benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as neuroendocrine tumors. As part of her treatment repertoire, Dr. Lai performs scarless thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

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John F. Lazar MD

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John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery

John F. Lazar, MD, a board-certified general thoracic surgeon, is the director of Thoracic Robotics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Lazar also is an assistant professor of Thoracic Surgery at Georgetown University.

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Maria Leber PA-C

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Maria Leber, PA-C, Director of Advanced Practice Providers for Surgery and Chief APP for Orthopedic Surgery

Maria Leber, PA-C, is the Director of Advanced Practice Providers for Surgery and Chief APP for Orthopedic Surgery.

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Andrew Y. Lee MD

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Andrew Y. Lee, MD, Otolaryngology

Andrew Y. Lee, MD, is an attending otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, with locations in Brandywine and Waldorf. He treats all conditions of the ears, nose, and throat, ranging from sinus and allergy-related disorders, to hearing loss, obstructive sleep apnea, voice disorders, and head and neck cancers. Dr. Lee specializes in treating disorders of the head and neck using a combination of open, endoscopic, and microscopic surgical techniques to provide the most appropriate and least invasive option.

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Z. Jennifer Lee MD

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Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, Gastroenterologist

Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, FACG, is a gastroenterologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is also an assistant professor of Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Norman Lester MD

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Norman Lester, MD, Otolaryngologist

Norman Alan Lester, MD, is an attending otolaryngologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Lester also serves as Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

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Maria E. Litzendorf MD

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Maria E. Litzendorf, MD, Vascular Surgeon, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Maria Litzendorf, MD, is a board-certified vascular surgeon at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.

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Anjali Majumdar MD

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Anjali Majumdar, MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr. Anjali Majumdar is an Infectious Diseases specialist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Nidhi Malhotra MD

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Nidhi Malhotra, MD, Gastroenterologist

Nidhi Malhotra, MD, is a staff gastroenterologist and assistant professor of Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Krystal C. Maloni MD

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Krystal C. Maloni, MD, Vascular Surgery

Krystal Maloni, MD, is a vascular surgeon with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Health Vein Centers at Lafayette Centre and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She provides treatment for the full spectrum of venous and arterial disease, with a special focus on venous insufficiency. Dr. Maloni’s practice offers testing, diagnosis, and treatment for varicose and cosmetic veins in a convenient and comfortable specialty-clinic setting.

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Daniel Marchalik MD

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Daniel Marchalik, MD, Urology

Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA, is the medical director of Physician Wellbeing at MedStar Health. He also serves as the director of Ambulatory Urologic Surgery and Medical Education at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Rachel Marcus MD

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Rachel Marcus, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Rachel Marcus, MD, is a cardiologist with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. Her practice focuses on the use of echocardiogram procedures like transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for the diagnosis of cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, and Chagas disease.

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Derek L. Masden MD

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Derek L. Masden, MD, Plastic Surgery

Derek L. Masden, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He specializes in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery including wound reconstruction, reconstruction after cancer treatment and excision, body contouring, and elective breast surgery including reduction, enhancement and rejuvenation. He also specializes in treating disorders of the hand and wrist.

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David Mayer MD

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David Mayer, MD, Vice President, Quality and Safety, MedStar Health

David Mayer, MD, is vice president of Quality and Safety for MedStar Health. Dr. Mayer is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure for clinical quality and its operational efficiency for MedStar and each of its entities.

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The MedStar Orthopaedic Institute Surgeons

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The Joint Replacement Specialists, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The orthopedic surgeons of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center are comprised of the area’s largest and most experienced team of fellowship-trained, orthopedic specialists who use advanced techniques to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Miriam Fischer MD

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Miriam Fischer, MD

Miriam Fischer, MD, is an emergency medicine doctor with MedStar Health.

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Misaki Kiguchi MD

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Misaki Kiguchi, MD

Misaki Kiguchi, MD, is a vascular surgeon with the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) with office hours in Washington, DC and Chevy Chase, MD.

She is a trained specialist in the treatment of both arterial and venous diseases. Her surgical expertise spans the treatment of aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, hemodialysis access, peripheral artery disease and venous insufficiency, using the most effective and safest therapies. An expert in cosmetic and non-cosmetic vein treatment, Dr. Kiguchi brings a wealth of experience to her vein practice. She is dedicated to helping patients, who are often dealing with venous insufficiency to dramatically improve their quality of life.

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Ezequiel J. Molina MD

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Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, Surgical Director of the LVAD and Heart Transplant Program

Ezequiel J. Molina, MD, is the Surgical Director of the LVAD and Heart Transplant Program, and the Surgical Director of the ECMO Program at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. He is a national and international leader in the field of mechanical circulatory support for the treatment of end stage heart failure.

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Vadim V Morozov MD

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Vadim V. Morozov, MD, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Vadim Morozov, MD, is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon who practices both at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

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Nora Tabori MD

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Nora Tabori, MD

Nora Tabori, MD, is Chief of Interventional Radiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology. She has previously served as Chief of Endovascular and Interventional Surgery at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Tabori has also served as an interventional radiology attending in the Inova system with the Association of Alexandria Radiologists.

As an interventional radiologist, Dr. Tabori specializes in minimally invasive, image-guided therapy for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, such as loco-regional therapy for liver, kidney, and lung cancer; peripheral vascular disease, dialysis access management, complex filter retrieval, central venous reconstruction, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), portal hypertension, and uterine fibroids.

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Rachael T. Overcash

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Rachael T. Overcash, MD, MPH, Director, Perinatal Center

Rachael T. Overcash, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Perinatal Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Overcash specializes in the management of high-risk pregnancies, including prenatal diagnosis with ultrasound, amniocentesis and genetic counseling.

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Susan O’Donoghue MD

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Susan O’Donoghue, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Susan O’Donoghue, MD, is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is director of Cardiogenetic Services, a program for the diagnosis and treatment of inherited cardiac disorders.

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Kevin O’Malley MD

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Kevin O’Malley, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Kevin O’Malley is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery and Chief of Orthopedic Hand Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His areas of special interest and surgical expertise include treatment of acute upper extremity trauma, hand, wrist and elbow arthroscopy, fracture care, soft-tissue reconstruction, including tendon transfers, nerve repair, and soft tissue coverage, and surgical treatment of arthritis affecting the wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

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Susan O'Mara

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Susan O’Mara, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine

Susan O’Mara, MD, is chair of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Nicholas Paivanas MD

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Nicholas Paivanas, MD, Cardiologist

Nicholas Paivanas, MD, is a board certified cardiologist with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. His interests include preventive cardiology, treatment resistant hypertension, lipid disorders, coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, congestive heart failure, cardio-oncology, and cardiac imaging.

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Ivanesa Pardo MD

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Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery

Ivanesa L. Pardo, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, specializing in surgical treatments of obesity through minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

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Helena Pasieka MD

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Helena Pasieka, MD, Director of Inpatient and Consultative Dermatology

Helena Pasieka, MD, is the director of Inpatient and Consultative Dermatology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pasieka is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology.

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Loral Patchen PhD

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Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery

Loral Patchen, PhD, CNM, IBCLC, a certified nurse midwife, is vice chair of Ob/Gyn and section director for Midwifery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Jonathan E. Patrick MD

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Jonathan Patrick, MD, Director of Inpatient Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Jonathan E. Patrick, MD, is the director of Inpatient Cardiology with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Stephen William Peterson MD

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Stephen Peterson, MD, Psychiatry

Stephen Peterson, MD, is a psychiatrist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Carolyn A. Phillips MD

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Carolyn A. Phillips, MD, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Phillips has been with MedStar Health since graduating as Chief Resident at the University of Pennsylvania Emergency Medicine Residency in 2007. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Medicine of Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School (now part of Rutgers University). She has been involved in point of care ultrasound and is currently the Director of Ultrasound Division for MedStar Emergency Physicians and chairs a committee at MedStar Washington Hospital Center dealing with hospital wide point of care Ultrasound.

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Matthew L. Pierce MD

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Matthew L. Pierce, MD, Otolaryngology

Matthew Pierce, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist in the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Division at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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Stanley J. Pietrak MD

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Stanley J. Pietrak, MD, Gastroenterology

Stanley J. Pietrak, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist at MedStar Washington Hospital center. In addition to his dedication to general gastroenterology care, Dr. Pietrak diagnoses and treats both benign and malignant diseases of the bile ducts, pancreas, and the pancreatic ducts, with a focus on therapeutic endoscopy.

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Ira Rabin MD

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Ira Rabin, MD, Vice President, Medical Operations and Clinical Resource Management

Ira Rabin, MD, is Vice President, Medical Operations and Clinical Resource Management for MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.

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Ali Rahnama DPM

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Ali Rahnama, DPM, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Ali Rahnama, DPM, is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon and is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University hospital and MedStar Health Orthopaedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre. Dr. Rahnama sees patients for all conditions of the foot and ankle, with a special focus on reconstructive surgery as well as minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery.

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Pamela Randolph-Jackson MD

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Pamela Randolph-Jackson, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation

Pamela D. Randolph-Jackson, MD, is chair of the Department of Radiation at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Her research focuses on radiation oncology for use in treating breast, lung and gastrointestinal malignancies.

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Sarika N. Rao DO

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Sarika N. Rao, DO, Oncologic Endocrinologist

Sarika Rao, DO, is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. She is an attending physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and assistant professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School.

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Andrew Riddle

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Andrew Riddle, MSN, RN, CCRN Director of Nursing Professional Development

Andrew joined the MedStar Health system as a new-to-practice nurse in the Surgical ICU at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in 2010. Since then, he has expanded his career to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he has also served in various roles from nurse in the Burn/Trauma/Surgical ICU to critical care nurse educator. He is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University for his BSN degree and Drexel University for his MSN degree in Leadership and Health Systems Management. Andrew will begin his DNP studies in Executive Leadership at The George Washington University come Fall 2020.

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie MD

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Elspeth Ritchie, MD, Psychiatry

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, is the chair of psychiatry at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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James K. Robinson III MD

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James Kane Robinson, III, MD

James K. Robinson, MD, FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS).Dr. Robinson specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic, and hysteroscopic surgeries including fertility sparing myomectomy, excision of endometriosis, reduced port laparoscopy, complex pelvic laparoscopy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laparoscopy in pregnancy. He is recognized nationally as an expert in the hysteroscopic surgical treatment of Asherman’s Syndrome (intrauterine adhesions).

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Toby Rogers MD

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Toby Rogers, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Toby Rogers, MD, PhD, is an interventional cardiologist and scientific lead for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Structural Heart Disease program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Jennifer Rosen MD

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Jennifer Rosen, MD, Chief, Endocrine Surgery

Jennifer Rosen, MD, FACS, is chief of Endocrine Surgery and vice chair of Research in the Department of Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Darling A. Ruiz Cerrato MD

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Darling Ruiz Cerrato, MD

Darling Ruiz Cerrato, MD, is an attending pulmonary and critical care physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments and illnesses of the lungs, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, and unknown causes of shortness of breath and cough. Dr. Ruiz Cerrato uses a wide range of diagnostic testing in her practice, including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and transbronchial needle aspiration. Her clinical interests include evaluation and management of interstitial lung disease, the use of endobronchial ultrasound for lung cancer screening and staging, and treating patients with COPD, asthma, and sarcoidosis.

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Saher Sabri MD

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Saher Sabri, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology

Saher S. Sabri, MD, is the director of Interventional Radiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and associate professor of Radiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Lowell F. Satler MD

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Lowell Satler, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab

Lowell F. Satler, MD, is the medical director of the Cardiac Cath Lab with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Jack Sava MD

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Jack Sava, MD, Chief of Trauma

Jack Sava, MD, is chief of Trauma and director of the Gold Surgery team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Marc F. Schlosberg MD

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Marc F. Schlosberg, MD, Neurologist

Marc F. Schlosberg, MD, is a fellowship trained neurologist specializing in epilepsy and sleep medicine, with additional interest in headaches. He is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine.

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Matthew Schreiber MD

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Matthew Schreiber, MD, Associate Director, Medical ICU and Attending Physician, Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care

Matthew Schreiber, MD, is the associate director of the Medical ICU and an attending physician in Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Ankit Shah MD

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Dr. Ankit Shah, Cardiologist

Ankit Shah, MD, is a fellowship trained sports cardiologist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He is the Director of MedStar Sports & Performance Cardiology and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to his role at MedStar Health, Dr. Shah is the National Team Cardiologist for USA Swimming. Dr. Shah is also a cardiology consultant for the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Capitals.

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Manish Shah MD

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Manish Shah, MD, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program

Manish Shah, MD, is the director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, as part of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease.

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Meeta Sharma MD

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Meeta Sharma, MD, Endocrinology

Meeta Sharma, MBBS, MD, is the assistant chief of the Division of Endocrinology and medical director of the Diabetes Team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Dr. Sharma is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism.  She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Susmeeta Tewari Sharma MD

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Susmeeta Tewari Sharma, MD, Director, Pituitary Endocrinology

Susmeeta Sharma, MD, is the director of pituitary endocrinology at the MedStar Pituitary Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Shayna Frost RD

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Shayna Frost, RD, LDN, MedStar Diabetes Institute

Shayna Frost, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who works for the MedStar Diabetes Institute in Washington, DC. Her role involves seeing patients in the MedStar Diabetes Pathway, an intensive multidisciplinary outpatient program focused on diabetes medication management and survival skill education for patients with type 2 diabetes. She also has a strong background in working with patients with end-stage renal disease, which led her to become a board-certified renal specialist (CSR).

Frost currently serves on the board of advisors for the Women’s Interprofessional Network through the American Diabetes Association, and volunteers for the Diabetes Care and Education and Renal Nutrition Dietetics Practice Groups within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has also received her certificates in adult weight management level I and II by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and has worked in the hospital, corporate wellness, and outpatient healthcare industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

I. David Shocket MD

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I. David Shocket, MD, Director, Gastroenterology

I. David Shocket, MD, is the section director of Gastroenterology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Timothy R. Shope MD

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Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

Timothy Shope, MD, a bariatric surgeon, is chief of the Section of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Jeffrey W Shupp MD

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Jeffrey Shupp, MD, Director, Burn Center

Jeffrey Wilson Shupp, MD, is the director of the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an attending surgeon in the burn and trauma section of surgery.

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Hedy P. Smith MD

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Hedy P. Smith, MD, PhD, Hematology

Hedy Smith, MD, PhD, is a hematologist and member of the American Society of Hematology who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hemoglobin disorders, including thalassemia and sickle cell disease; bleeding and thrombotic disorders; cytopenias; immune disorders, such as immune thrombocytopenic (or ITP), autoimmune hemolytic anemias, and common variable immune deficiency; and myeloproliferative neoplasms and other malignant blood diseases.

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Shawn R. Smith

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Shawn R. Smith, MBA, CPXP, Vice President & Chief Experience Officer

Shawn R. Smith, a Certified Patient Experience Professional, is Chief Experience Officer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Andrew Sokol MD

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Andrew Sokol, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon

Andrew I. Sokol, MD, is a board-certified female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon and associate director of minimally invasive surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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David H. Song MD

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David H. Song, MD, Washington Regional Chief, Plastic Surgery

David H. Song, MD, is MedStar Health’s Washington Regional Chief of Plastic Surgery and Academic Chair for the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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M. Barbara Srichai-Parsia MD

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M. Barbara Srichai-Parsia, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Dr. Monvadi Barbara Srichai-Parsia, MD, is the Vice Chief of Cardiology and the Director of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She treats patients with heart failure, congenital heart disease, aortopathies, syncope, coronary artery disease, and other conditions of the heart.

Lambros Stamatakis MD

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Lambros Stamatakis, MD, Urology

Lambros Stamatakis, MD, is the director of Urologic Oncology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and specializes in malignant diseases of the urologic system.

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John Steinberg DPM

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John Steinberg, DPM, Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program

John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS, is the director of the Podiatric Residency Training Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Steinberg also serves as co-director of the Center for Wound Healing, and director of the Diabetic Limb Salvage Research Fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Stuart F Seides MD

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Stuart F. Seides, MD

Stuart F. Seides, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI is the physician chief executive of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI), one of the highest volume heart and vascular care programs in the United States. He is responsible for all clinical services and administrative operations related to heart and vascular care delivered by MedStar Health and its affiliated physicians across the MedStar system in both the Washington and Baltimore regions, including the unique alliance between MHVI and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Our hospitals include MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and 7 others. Dr. Seides is a professor of Medicine at Georgetown.

Dr. Seides’ major clinical activities include consultative and interventional cardiology, including the initiation of the coronary angioplasty program at MWHC that has become one of the nation’s largest. He is former president and board chairman of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of cardiology, and served two terms as president of the American Heart Association, Nation’s Capital Affiliate (NCA).

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Rachael D. Sussman MD

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Rachael D. Sussman, MD, Urology

Rachael D. Sussman, MD, is a urologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, providing care to both male and female patients. Her areas of clinical expertise include voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, female urethral disease (diverticulum and stricture), and vaginal fistula. Dr. Sussman is an expert in minimally invasive and vaginal surgery.

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Steven J. Svoboda MD

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Steven J. Svoboda, MD, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Colonel (retired) Steven Svoboda, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Svoboda is associated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and serves as a team physician for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, and Prince George’s County High Schools.

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Oliver Tannous MD

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Oliver Tannous, MD, Spine Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

Oliver Tannous, MD, is a spine surgeon with MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He uses state-of-the-art, minimally invasive and motion preservation technique to treat conditions of the bones, discs, and nerves of the neck and back.

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Allen J. Taylor MD

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Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chairman of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute

Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, is chairman of Cardiology at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, which includes the cardiology programs both at MedStar Washington Hospital Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Shawn Tejiram MD

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Shawn Tejiram, MD, Burn Surgeon

Shawn Tejiram, MD is an attending surgeon at The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the Division of Trauma and Burn Surgery. Dr. Tejiram specializes in burn injury, thermal injury to the skin, cold injury to the skin, electrical and chemical injuries, trauma to the skin, complex wounds, and major skin disorders with resultant skin loss such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis that requires significant wound care and ICU level care.

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Savyasachi C. Thakkar MD

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Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

Savyasachi Thakkar, MD, is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon with MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis, and fractures associated with hip and knee joints.

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Arul M. Thomas MD

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Arul M. Thomas, MD, Transplant Hepatology

Arul “Ron” Thomas, MD, is a transplant hepatologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He has a special interest in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), autoimmune disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He strives to help patients navigate complex diseases and reach successful outcomes. He is also an avid medical educator and enjoys teaching students, house staff and fellows.

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Cesar Alberto Torres MD

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Cesar A. Torres, MD, Geriatrics & Family Practice

Cesar Torres, MD, is an attending physician with the MedStar House Call Program for the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Torres is board certified in both Geriatrics and Family Practice.

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Regina Tosca LISCW

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Regina Tosca, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Palliative Care

Regina Tosca is a clinical social worker with the Palliative Care team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Catholic University, with a specialization in health care.

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James E. Tozzi

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James E. Tozzi, MD, Orthopedic Surgery

James E. Tozzi, MD, is chair of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Taryn E. Travis

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Taryn E. Travis, MD, Burn Surgery

Taryn Travis, MD, is an attending physician in The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Namratha Turlapati MD

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Namratha Turlapati, MD, Ophthalmologist, MedStar Eye Institute

Namratha Turlapati, MD, is a specialty trained ophthalmologist with MedStar Eye Institute whose practice is dedicated to adult comprehensive ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.

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Judith H. Veis MD

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Judith H. Veis, MD, Nephrology

Judith Veis, MD, is a nephrologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Krishnan Venkatesan MD

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Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, Director of Urologic Reconstruction

Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, is the Director of Urologic Reconstruction at Washington Hospital Center. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.

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Ron Waksman MD

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Ron Waksman, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Ron Waksman, MD, who specializes in Interventional Cardiology, is the director of Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Tonya R. Washington MSN RN

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Tonya R. Washington, MSN, RN

Tonya R. Washington, MSN, RN, is the senior vice president and chief nursing officer at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Washington has played an important nursing leadership role at MedStar Washington Hospital Center for more than 20 years, first joining as a clinical manager, and later, head nurse of Pulmonary Medicine, followed by her role as head nurse of Cardiology. She was promoted to senior nursing director for Medical Surgical Nursing in 2008, and became assistant vice president of nursing in March 2010. She served as interim chief nursing officer from July 2010 to April 2011, when she was named vice president for Nursing Operations.

Patricia B. Wehner MD

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Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist

Patricia Wehner, MD, is a breast surgical oncologist in the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Lindsey White, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician

Lindsey White, MD, is a board certified emergency medicine physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Antoine Williams, R.N., Nurse Coordinator, Bloodless Medicine

Antoine Williams Jr, RN is the nurse coordinator for MedStar Health’s Bloodless Medicine and Surgery program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, overseeing day to day operations. He has over 10 years experience in quality enhancement and operations management. Antoine is a resident of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Edward Woo MD

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Edward Woo, MD, Director, MedStar Vascular Program

Edward Y. Woo, MD, is the director of the MedStar Regional Vascular Program, chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and a professor of surgery at Georgetown University.

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Glenn W. Wortmann MD

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Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, Infectious Diseases

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, FIDSA, FACP, is the section director of Infectious Diseases at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

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Caitlin Zarick DPM

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Caitlin Zarick, DPM, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Caitlin Zarick, DPM, is a board-qualified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon and an associate professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University.

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Micheas Zemedkun MD

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Micheas Zemedkun, MD, Cardiologist

Micheas Zemedkun, MD, is a fellowship-trained cardiologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre. He uses his experience and clinical expertise to diagnose and deliver specialized care across a wide range of cardiovascular needs. Treatment for each patient is individualized, and Dr. Zemedkun specializes in coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease and preventive cardiology.

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