Allison R Larson, MD| Dermatology | MedStar Health

Allison R Larson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Specialities: Dermatology

Languages: English

202-877-0341

About me

Allison R. Larson, MD, MS, is a board-certified dermatologist affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is Physician Executive Director of Dermatology for MedStar Health and Academic Chair for Dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is also fellowship-trained in dermatopathology.

Dr. Larson sees patients for all general dermatologic concerns. Her clinical interests include lichen sclerosus; inflammatory dermatoses; and benign, premalignant and malignant skin growths. Her research interests include medical education and equity in medicine.

Dr. Larson received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following her internship, she completed a three-year residency in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a dermatopathology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She was part of the Department of Dermatology at Boston University until 2021, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year for Preclinical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine and Department of Dermatology awards for teaching and leadership. At Boston University, she served as Assistant Dean for Medical Education and as Dermatology Residency Program Director. She joined MedStar Health in 2021. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Association of Professors in Dermatology, and Women’s Dermatologic Society.

In keeping with her interest in medical education, she is currently serving as Chair for the American Academy of Dermatology Basic Curriculum Working Group.

Philosophy of Care
“My philosophy of care centers on empathic patient-centered communication. I partner with my patients and the entire MedStar Health clinical team to ensure our patients receive the highest-quality care.

“There are thousands of things that can happen in the skin, which can be confusing and frustrating for patients. I am a general dermatologist first and foremost. My role is to provide clarity for patients about their condition and to figure out the best treatment options.

“Each person is unique and the approach to skin conditions in each person is equally unique. I believe in an individualized approach to care.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Hair Diseases
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Examination
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Wart Removal
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acne
  • Atypical Mole
  • Bullous Disease
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Eczema
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Folliculitis
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Hair Diseases
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Impetigo
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lentigo
  • Lichen Nitidus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Mucinosis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Nevus
  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Onychomycosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Paronychia
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy
  • Polymorphous Light Eruption
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Tag
  • Squamous Carcinoma In Situ
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Xanthoma
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Procedures I perform

  • Cryotherapy For Skin Lesions
  • Dermatologic Immunopathology
  • Dermoscopy
  • Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesions
  • Destruction Of Premalignant Skin Lesions
  • Isotretinoin
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal
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Practice locations

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5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 730
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-951-2400

Fax 877-285-1490

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Floor 5
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 1A-50B
Washington, DC, 20010

301-951-2400

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 410S
Washington, DC, 20010

301-951-2400

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Fax 301-951-2401

102 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

301-951-2400

Fax 301-951-2401

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 301-951-2401

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

Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

Fellowship Program: Harvard University (2014)

Residency Program: Massachusetts General Hospital (2012)

Internship Program: Mercy Hospital/University of Maryland Medical Ctr (2009)

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Apr 29, 2022

    Dr. Larson is patient, kind, & understanding