Dr. Christine R. Totri, MD

Dr. Christine R. Totri, MD

Dr. Christine R. Totri, MD

Languages: English

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Specialties
  • Dermatology
Conditions I Treat
  • abrasion
  • acanthosis nigricans
  • acne
  • acne fulminans
  • acne scar
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Procedures I Perform
  • acne surgery
  • actinotherapy
  • biologic therapy for skin diseases
  • biopsy of external ear
  • biopsy of lip
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About the Provider

Christine Totri, MD, MAS, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown University School of Medicine serving patients at MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre. As a general dermatologist, Dr. Totri sees patients 15 years of age and older for all conditions of the skin, ranging from common conditions, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne, warts, cysts, and lipomas, to rarer autoimmune skin disorders like lupus and sarcoidosis. She is an expert in diagnosing and treating patients with skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

Dr. Totri completed a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she spent an additional year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research with a special focus in therapeutics and assessing the quality of life in atopic dermatitis and other chronic conditions of the skin. She did her dermatology residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in New York City where she treated patients with complex disease.

Dedicated to the continuing education of the Dermatology field, Dr. Totri has over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Allergy, Dermatologic Surgery, and Pediatric Dermatology. She has also given several lectures to her peers about various dermatologic topics at national meetings. She is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

Philosophy of Care
“My greatest satisfaction is seeing my patients improve and regain their quality of life. I am my patients’ biggest advocate. For me, providing the highest quality of care means creating a personalized approach to treatment, in addition to prioritizing evidence-based medicine and following the most up-to-date medical literature.

“I work together with my patients, taking the time to listen and communicate clearly. This teamwork helps me understand the goals my patients have for their treatment and gives my patients autonomy over their care.

“I always keep referring physicians updated on their patient’s diagnosis, work-up, and treatment. Medicine is a team sport and communication is essential to ensuring success.”

Education
  • Residency Program: SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2019)
  • Internship Program: Scripps Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (2016)
  • Medical School: University of California at San Diego (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center