Dr. Faria Amjad, MD

Dr. Faria Amjad, MD

Dr. Faria Amjad, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 444-0767

Contact this Provider:

  • Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal reflexes
  • acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • arm weakness
  • ataxia
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Procedures I Perform
  • botox for spasticity
  • intrathecal baclofen pump
  • multiple sclerosis (ms) infusion treatment
  • multiple sclerosis (ms) rehabilitation
About the Provider

Dr. Faria Amjad is director of the Spasticity Clinic at MedStar Georgetown where she manages spasticity affecting the upper or lower extremities using medications, botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen pumps. She is also the director of clinical trials involving autoimmune disorders affecting the nervous system.

Board-certified in neurology, Dr. Amjad completed her undergraduate degree, medical degree, neurology residency and fellowship in multiple sclerosis all at Georgetown. During her two-year multiple sclerosis fellowship, Dr. Amjad focused on how to diagnose and manage patients with MS and other autoimmune disorders affecting the nervous system.

Given her long standing affiliation with Georgetown and its core values of service, Dr. Amjad hopes to use her medical training and knowledge to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families affected with multiple sclerosis. She feels fortunate to practice at a time when physicians have so much hope to offer patients with multiple sclerosis a disease that is chronic and can be debilitating in terms of therapeutics and alternative medicine.

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2013)
  • Internship/Residency: St. Agnes Hospital (2010)
  • Internship Program: St. Agnes Hospital (2010)
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • A Rare Case of Primary Mediastinal Seminoma Associated with Anti-Hu Paraneoplastic Syndrome (PS). Faria Amjad, and Carlo Tornatore, MD. Presented at the American Academy of Neurology 67thAnnual Meeting in Washington DC 2015.
  • Neurological involvement and characterization in acquired hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adulthood. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Sean M. Gratton, Tasha R. Powell, Brett J. Theeler, Jason S. Hawley, Faria S. Amjad, Carlo Tornatore. J Neurol Sci.2015 Oct 15;357(1-2):136-42.
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Switching from Natalizumab to Dimethyl Fumarate: Real World Experience. Faria Amjad, MD, Nasima Afsari, MBBS, Carlo Tornatore, MD. Presented at the American Academy of Neurology 67thAnnual Meeting in Washington DC 2015, and Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana 2015.
  • Bilateral hearing loss as a manifestation of neuromyelitis optica. Sean Gratton, MD, Faria Amjad, MD, Forough Ghavami, DO, Benjamin Osborne, MD, Carlo Tornatore, MD and Carlos Mora, MD. Neurology. June 10, 2014. Vol. 82, Num. 23.
  • Expanding the clinical spectrum of neuromyelitis optica: three cases with brainstem involvement. Faria Amjad, MD, Sean Gratton, MD, Benjamin Osborne, MD, Carlos Mora, MD and Carlo Tornatore, MD. Presented as a poster at the 29thcongress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the 18th Annual Conference of rehabilitation in MS (RIMS), Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2-5, 2013. Abstract Number 690. Presented as a poster at the American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting, April 26 to May 3, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Scientific Abstract Number
  • A case of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with progression to severe axonal neuropathy. Faria Amjad, MD and Michael Sirdofsky, MD. Submitted and presented as a poster at the 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; New Orleans, Louisiana, April 21-28, 2012. Abstract Number P01.118.
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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  • 18111 Prince Philip Drive
    Olney, MD 20832
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital