Anousheh Sayah, MD| Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology | MedStar Health
Anousheh Sayah

Anousheh Sayah, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology

Languages: Farsi, English

(202) 444-4899

About me

Anousheh Sayah, MD is Director of Spine Imaging and Associate Professor of Neuroradiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She serves as an attending physician in both neuroradiology and neurointerventional radiology. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology. Dr. Sayah is also a native of the Washington, DC area.
After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Sayah completed a adiology residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. This was followed by two neuroradiology fellowships at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her latter year of training was focused on the performance of image-guided spine procedures and neurointervention.
Dr. Sayah has an active practice involving spine imaging using CT and MRI technology, as well as myelography.  She is co-founder and integral part of the CSF Leaks Disorder Program at Medstar Georgetown. She actively performs image-guided spine interventions such as spinal epidural steroid injections (i.e. spinal nerve blocks); spinal vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty; spinal biopsies; spinal patching; and complex myelography. In addition, Dr. Sayah engages in clinical research involving spine imaging and associated spinal procedures.
Dr. Sayah's Philosophy of Care
My focus is imaging of the brain, head and neck, and notably, the spine. The latter is my main interest, as I am also involved with image-guided treatments of the spine and spine-related conditions, including epidural steroid injections and vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty. Of specific note, I perform most epidural steroid injections with CT guidance which generally shows the anatomy in and around the spine, including the nerve roots, in much greater detail than simple x-ray fluoroscopy.  We are currently engaged in developing our CSF Leaks Disorder Program, which is a collaboration with our colleagues in Neurosurgery and Neurology. 
In regards to treating the patient, I believe in listening to the patient and understanding the problem as a whole before deciding to treat, how to treat, or potentially not to treat. It is important to take a multidisciplinary approach in all matters, both in terms of diagnosing via imaging, as well as treating via injections or cement augmentation of the spine.

Procedures I perform

  • Brain Perfusion Scan
  • Ct Guided Facet Injection
  • Ct Of The Cervical Spine
  • Ct Of The Facial Bones
  • Ct Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Ct Of The Sacral Spine
  • Ct Of The Soft Tissue Of The Neck
  • Ct Of The Temporal Bone
  • Ct Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Cta For Dissection
  • Cta Of The Head
  • Cta Of The Neck
  • Discogram
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Epidural Injection
  • Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Image Guided Biopsy Of The Spine
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Mra Of The Head
  • Mra Of The Neck
  • Mri Of The Brachial Plexus
  • Mri Of The Cervical Spine
  • Mri Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Mri Of The Sacral Spine
  • Mri Of The Sacrum
  • Mri Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Myelogram
  • Nerve Block
  • Neural Foramen Injection
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Steroid Injection
  • Spine Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Vertebroplasty
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Practice locations

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8950

Fax 301-774-8943

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Fax 301-774-8943

10 Saint Patricks Drive
Floor 1
Waldorf, MD, 20603

301-705-7870

Fax 301-705-9622

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Fax 301-705-9622

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Concentrated Care Center Ground Level Room CG201
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-5478

Fax 877-219-2787

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Fax 877-219-2787

24035 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD, 20636

301-373-7900

Fax 301-373-6900

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Fax 301-373-6900

Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2011)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2010)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2005)

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2004)