Bryan Thomas Murtaugh, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (351 reviews)

Specialities: Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

202-829-2632

About me

Bryan Murtaugh, MD, is the Director of Sports Medicine at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and Associate Program Director of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He also serves as an Assistant Professor for Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Murtaugh is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine, and he is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the Spine Intervention Society. 

Dr. Murtaugh specializes in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Spine Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Concussions, Ultrasound & Fluoroscopic Guided Interventional Spine, Joint, and Nerve procedures, Tendon Debridement, and Orthobiologic procedures, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). 

Dr. Murtaugh has substantial involvement with local professional sports teams and serves as the Head Primary Care Team Physician for the Washington Wizards. In addition, he has also been a Team Physician for the Washington Mystics. Dr. Murtaugh also serves as Team Physician for the Catholic University of America and Trinity University Athletic programs. 

Dr. Murtaugh received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He completed his residency in PM&R at the Northwestern McGaw Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Murtaugh also completed fellowship training in Sports and Spine Medicine at the Northwestern McGaw Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he provided medical coverage for Northwestern University athletic teams. 

Dr. Murtaugh has been named a Washingtonian Top Doctor. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Back Pain
  • Epidural Injection
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Injection
  • Sports Related Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Knee Pain
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Epidural Injection
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Joint Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Injection
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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1120 20th Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 202-416-2001

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1621

Fax 202-829-2632

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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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine

Fellowship Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Univ. (2013)

Graduate Education: Northwestern University Medical Center (2013)

Residency Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2012)

Graduate Education: Georgetown University Hospital (2009)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.6
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.5
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 25, 2021

    The Dr listened to me, answered and explained all my questions.

  • Aug 24, 2021

    Doctor and supporting male assistant physician both very good.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    I was treated with gentleness & concern, everything was explained thoroughly.