Dr. Christopher Ernst Attinger, MD

Dr. Christopher Ernst Attinger, MD

Dr. Christopher Ernst Attinger, MD

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Fax: 202-444-0300

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Specialties
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Wound Care
Conditions I Treat
  • complex wound management
  • compromised skin grafts
  • compromised tissue flaps
  • diabetic foot infection
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal wall reconstruction
  • above the knee amputation
  • amputation of leg
  • below the knee amputation
  • diabetic foot care
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About the Provider

Christopher E. Attinger, MD, is board certified plastic surgeon, located at our MedStar Georgetown University Hospital location. Dr. Attinger is Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Professor for our MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department.

His experience during his two tours of duty in the Vietnam War led Dr. Attinger to his career in medicine. The complexity and challenges of healing wounds while preserving function is the key to his continued focus within reconstructive surgery and wound care.

As a wound care specialist and surgeon, he focuses on using limb-saving techniques and amputation to give patients the ability to take full advantage of their physical capabilities.

He leads a team that specializes in preventing and treating lower extremity complications caused by Diabetes. The team includes Vascular, Plastic, Podiatric and Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as Prosthetitists, Hyperbarists, Hospitalists and Infectious Disease specialists, who provide seamless care and expertise that is tailored to return patients to their optimal function.

Read details about Dr. Attinger's background and accomplishments.

Education
  • Residency Program: New York Downtown Hospital (1989)
  • Fellowship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1987)
  • Residency Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1986)
  • Internship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (1982)
  • Medical School: Yale University (1981)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
In the News

MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Winter 2017) Novel Heel Surgery Saves Patient's Foot for the Across the Bay 10K

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
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Bles Building 1st Floor
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-9686
    Fax: (202) 444-0300

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