Abdullah A. Alfawaz, MD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

Specialities: Vascular Surgery

Languages: Arabic, English

(202) 877-0456

About me

Abdullah Alfawaz, M.D., is a board-certified vascular surgeon and a teaching faculty member at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is a member of multiple professional societies including the Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He treats all aspects of arterial and venous diseases including all diseases of the aorta, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, deep venous disease, and dialysis access requirements. He utilizes all methods of treatments like open surgical techniques, endovascular techniques, catheter-based interventions (including stents and balloons), complex vessel repair, as well as a combination of all the above. He focuses specifically on treating the patient, and making sure they have excellent longitudinal care after treatment.

Dr. Alfawaz’s main professional goals involve his clinical service to the community, education of the next generation of doctors, and advancing the future of healthcare with research and innovation. He is dedicated to teaching residents and fellows while also working to improve the field of vascular surgery for his patients through his research. His main research interests include the various diseases of the aorta (aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections) as well as new techniques for treating peripheral artery disease and cerebrovascular (Carotid and Vertebral artery) disease. At MedStar, he is specifically interested and involved in minimally invasive procedures to treat aortic diseases using advanced endovascular techniques.

Dr. Alfawaz received his medical degree with honors from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, after which he completed an internship in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation / Lerner College of Medicine in Ohio, followed by a General Surgery residency at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. After finishing residency and receiving the JJ Karmacharya Clinical and Academic Excellence Award for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, he went on to pursue a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Georgetown University and Medstar Washington Hospital Center.
 
Philosophy of Care
“In vascular surgery, there is no black or white-- it is a continuum of care, a spectrum of disease. I like to sit down with my patients and understand what their priorities and their goals of therapy are, and how their condition or treatment is impacting their quality of life. We then create a personalized care plan that works for them, which creates the highest satisfaction for the patient and everyone involved in their care.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Ectasia
  • Acquired Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Of Artery Of Neck
  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Leg Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Renal Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Splenic Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Subclavian Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Upper Extremity Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Visceral Artery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Atresia
  • Aortic Bifurcation Syndrome
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Ectasia Thoracoabdominal
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Graft Occlusion
  • Atheroembolism Of Lower Extremities
  • Atheroembolism Of Upper Extremities
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of Renal Artery
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Extremities
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Dissecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Aorta
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Dissection Renal Artery
  • Familial Aneurysmal Disease
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Gangrene
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • Ivc Occlusion
  • Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Mesenteric Vascular Disease
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Malformation
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Poor Circulation In Hands
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saddle Embolus
  • Sma Stenosis
  • Spider Veins
  • Stenosis Vascular Graft
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stricture Of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Superficial Phlebitis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Disorders Of Kidney
  • Vascular Insufficiency Of Intestine
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Visceral Malformation
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta Pta
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Aortofemoral Shunt
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Arterial Reconstruction Of The Lower Extremities
  • Arteriovenous Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Balloon Angioplasty Maturation
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stent
  • Catheter Ablation For Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Artery Angiogram
  • Celiac Artery Bypass
  • Celiac Artery Embolization
  • Celiac Artery Pta
  • Celiac Artery Stenting
  • Common Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Common Femoral Thromboendarterectomy
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Dialysis Graft Angioplasty
  • Embolectomy
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endarterectomy Of Abdominal Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Intracranial Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Lower Limb Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Upper Limb Artery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Celiac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Femoral Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Iliac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Stenting
  • Endovascular Superior Mesenteric Artery Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Of Varicose Veins
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Ilioiliac Artery Bypass Graft
  • Infected Graft Surgery
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Interruption Of Vena Cava
  • Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery
  • Ligation Of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Mesenteric Open Bypass
  • Open Aortic Surgery
  • Open Portocaval Venous Anastomosis
  • Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Radial Artery Access
  • Removal Of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Removal Of Infected Neck Graft
  • Renal Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Renal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Renoportal Anastomosis Procedure
  • Repair Of Axial Brachial Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Blood Vessel Of Leg
  • Repair Of Carotid Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Intraabdominal Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Neck Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Popliteal Artery
  • Repair Of Vertebral Artery
  • Robotic Endovascular Surgery
  • Saphenous Vein Ligation
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • Sma Angiogram
  • Sma Embolization
  • Splenic Artery Repair
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Bypass
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Unna Boot
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Valvuloplasty Of Femoral Vein
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Ligation
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Wound Care
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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8962

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-0275

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2019)

Residency Program: Jackson Memorial Hospital (2017)

Residency Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013)

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2011)