Bryan Thomas Murtaugh, MD| Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

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

4.6 out of 5 (701 reviews)

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English


About me

Bryan Murtaugh, MD, is the Director of Sports Medicine at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and 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
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Injection
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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1120 20th Street Northwest
Suite 115
Washington, DC, 20036


Fax 202-416-2001

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1332
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-829-2632

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Fax 202-829-2632


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


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

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  • Mar 28, 2024

    Dr. Murtaugh is very professional and yet warm and interested

  • Mar 14, 2024

    Dr. Murtaugh is an amazing doctor. He explains everything well, he provides prompt solutions for my medical needs.

  • Feb 21, 2024

    My experience was extremely good. Dr Murtaugh explained the procedure, risks, pros, cons, answered all my questions, made me feel extremely comfortable before and during the procedure. Thank you Dr Murtaugh!!!