Ami A. Chitalia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Specialities: Medical Oncology

Languages: Gujarati, English

About me

Ami Chitalia, MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative medicine. Additionally, she is board certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology and a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. As a hematologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Chitalia focuses on the treatment of breast cancer through the use of chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and targeted novel therapies through clinical trials. She also specializes in symptom management and setting goals of care as they pertain to patients with an advanced or complicated diagnoses.

Each day, more research points to stepping away from chemotherapy and using novel, targeted agents to fight breast cancer. These therapies are among Dr. Chitalia’s clinical interests, as is the incorporation of her palliative care training to her oncology practice. Her research interests include curriculum development for trainees focused on palliative care as it pertains to the field of oncology. Additionally, Dr. Chitalia is passionate about studying health disparities related to breast cancer treatment.

Dr. Chitalia received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She then joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for residency in Internal Medicine before completing a one-year fellowship in Hospice and Palliative medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Chitalia then returned to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital to complete a three-year fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology. She is now a staff physician at the affiliated Medstar Washington Cancer Institute.

Philosophy of Care

“My goal in taking care of patients is to treat the patient as a whole, addressing not just their breast cancer but also trying to focus on symptom management, and the psychosocial and emotional aspects of their treatment. In order to be able to address all of the patient’s needs, I take the time to listen and make sure I know what the patient hopes to accomplish.

“I provide clear explanations regarding the diagnosis and treatment recommendations, allowing each patient to make informed decisions regarding his or her care. When appropriate, I educate my patients on available and relevant clinical trials, as participating in them opens up additional treatment options for the patient.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Mass
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Stomach Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6998

Fax 202-877-8909

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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

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2017)

Fellowship Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2014)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2013)

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (2010)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 4, 2021

    I felt the concern for my care and decision, listened to me, everything was explained to me so that I understood and patience is a plus -

  • Jul 7, 2021

    Good experience.

  • May 12, 2021

    Doctor listened to my concerns & we came up with a plan together. Provided excellent care & genuine interest as a patient.