Aparna Desai, DO| Hospice And Palliative Care | MedStar Health

Aparna Desai, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Hospice And Palliative Care

Languages: English

Clinical areas of focus

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Directives Discussion
  • Artificial Nutrition And Hydration Discussion
  • Curative To Palliative Care Transition
  • Hospice And Palliative Care For Cancer Patients
  • Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care For Symptom Management
  • Patient And Family End Of Life Care Support
Show More

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
Show All Show Less

Procedures I perform

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Directives Discussion
  • Artificial Nutrition And Hydration Discussion
  • Curative To Palliative Care Transition
  • Hospice And Palliative Care For Cancer Patients
  • Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care For Cancer Symptoms
  • Palliative Care For Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care Management Of Delirium
  • Patient And Family End Of Life Care Support
Show All button Press enter to expand Show Less

Practice locations

Distance from Change LocationEnter your Location

110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 2A68
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-9966

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 202-877-9966


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


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

Fellowship Program: University of California San Diego (2020)

Residency Program: UCSF-Fresno University Medical Center (2019)

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (2016)

Hospital affiliations