Ayesha Sana Ahmad, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Ayesha Sana Ahmad, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: Urdu, English

410-354-7942

About me

Ayesha Ahmad, MD, has joined MedStar Health as a headache neurologist for the department of Neurology. A vital member of the world-class team of MedStar Health neurology experts, Dr. Ahmad takes a patient-centered approach to care, connecting to each patient as she develops tailored treatment plans. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Ahmad, whose work is published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and events.

Dr. Ahmad’s areas of special interest include:

  • Cluster headache
  • Migraine
  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Tension-type headache
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Botox for chronic migraine
  • Nerve block

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

202-295-0540

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

202-416-2000

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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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • 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
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO

Education

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2021)

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital (2019)

Medical School: Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (2015)