Ali Mahdavi, MD| Gynecologic Oncology | MedStar Health

Ali Mahdavi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology

Languages: English


About me

Ali Mahdavi, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at MedStar Health. He provides comprehensive care for women diagnosed with cancers of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vulva. Dr. Mahdavi also performs complex surgical procedures for non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, with a focus on techniques to optimize surgical outcomes, quality of life and faster recovery after surgery.

Dr. Mahdavi is one of just a few physicians in the U.S. who completed both a minimally invasive surgery fellowship as well as comprehensive gynecologic oncology training. He offers both robotic and conventional laparoscopic approaches for the surgical treatment of gynecological cancers. Additionally, he has expertise in performing cytoreductive surgery (also known as debulking surgery) for women diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. This procedure aims to remove as much cancerous tissue as possible from the pelvis and surrounding organs (intestines, upper abdominal cavity, and urinary organs) to optimize response to chemotherapy. Dr. Mahdavi has a vested interest in robotic lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy for uterine and cervical cancers. These advanced procedures promote preservation of the unaffected lymph nodes and are known to minimize complications such as leg swelling and infection. Preventive and risk-reducing surgeries for women who have a strong family history of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers are another area of specialty for Dr. Mahdavi.

Dr. Mahdavi advocates for targeted and personalized approaches to care for his patients, applying novel treatments that kill cancer cells at the molecular level while minimizing negative impact on surrounding healthy organs and tissue. In addition to his work in the clinical field, he has made medical education a key career priority. He had served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, where he taught resident physicians and medical students. He also served as a clinical instructor at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee’s Division of Health Sciences. Dr. Mahdavi is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Dr. Mahdavi’s Philosophy of Care

“I focus on the individual needs of my patients and strive to offer outstanding clinical care in an environment that is convenient, caring, and personalized. My goal is to make sure my patients feel confident they have someone on their side whom they can trust, every step of the way through their cancer treatment. I strongly believe that collaboration and teamwork are critically important to provide the best possible care to patients. I am fortunate to work with a team of dedicated oncology specialists at MedStar Health, who are all committed to providing the highest level of care and access to clinical trials for women diagnosed with cancer.”


Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 443-777-8405

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Fax 443-777-8405


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 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 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
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • 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
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • 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
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans


Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

Fellowship Program: University of California at Irvine School of Med. (2010)

Fellowship Program: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2005)

Fellowship Program: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2001)

Residency Program: Ascension Providence Hospital - Southfield Campus (2000)

Residency Program: Wayne State University School of Medicine (1996)

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences (1992)