Curtis Mitchell Henn, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (440 reviews)

Specialities: Hand Surgery

Languages: English

202-444-5391

About me

Dr. Henn is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and practices at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is a highly skilled, board certified orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, who also holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He specializes in the care of any condition affecting the hand and wrist, forearm or elbow.He offers a complete range of surgical skills including arthroscopic, minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal and Cubital tunnel Syndromes
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic deformities
  • Tendinitis

Dr. Henn graduated magna cum laude with honors in biochemistry from Brown University, where he was awarded the Susan Colver Rosenberger Senior Prize in Biology. He earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was also awarded the Henry Thomas Randall Prize, given to the most outstanding medical graduate pursuing a surgical specialty. Dr. Henn completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he was awarded the Jean C. McDaniel Award, which recognizes a graduating resident for professional skill, dedication to ethics, and commitment to resident education. Dr. Henn then completed the Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Henn has published several scientific articles and chapters and has presented his work at annual meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Orthopaedic Research Society, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, and Pediatric Society of North America.

Dr. Henn's Philosophy of Care
Dr. Henn is dedicated to providing the best possible care, while maintaining a relaxed environment for his patients. He believes it is important to take the time to listen to each patient and then encourages him or her to take part in the decision-making process. He treats many conditions of the hand and upper extremity without surgery when possible. If surgery is necessary, he guides patients before and after their procedure to ensure they achieve the maximal benefit and recover to their full potential.

Patient Story:

Clinical areas of focus

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Wrist Fracture
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Hands
  • Animal Bite Of The Hand
  • Anterior Interosseous Compression Neuropathy
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Scaphoid
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Lunate
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Hand
  • Bursitis Of The Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cat Bite Of Hand
  • Claw Hand
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Colles Fracture
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain Tendinitis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hand
  • Developmental And Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Mucous Cysts
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Problem
  • Dog Bite Of Hand
  • Dupuytren Contracture
  • Ectrodactyly
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Extensor Tendon Laceration
  • Felon Infection
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Deformity
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Forearm Injury
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Gamekeepers Thumb
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Giant Cell Tumor Of Tendon Sheath Of Hand
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Gout Of The Hand
  • Gout Of The Wrist
  • Gymnast Wrist
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Infection
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Hand Wound
  • High Pressure Injection Injury Of Hand
  • Human Bite Of The Hand
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Lesion Of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Madelung Deformity
  • Mallet Finger
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Hand
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Wrist
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Monteggia Fracture
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Nail Injury
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Wrist
  • Oligodactyly Hand
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Polydactyly Foot
  • Polydactyly Hand
  • Postraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Club Hand
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radial Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendinitis Of The Wrist
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis Of Hand
  • Thumb Dislocation
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Thumb Hypoplasia
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulnar Claw
  • Ulnar Club Hand
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Ulnar Pseudo Arthrosis Non Union
  • Ulnar Variance
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
  • Volkmann Ischemic Contracture
  • Wartenberg Syndrome
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Instability
  • Wrist Pain
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Of The Finger Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Thumb Surgery
  • Arthrodesis Of The Wrist
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Removal Of The Hand
  • Bursectomy Of Hand
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal Of The Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
  • Cmc Thumb Arthroplasty
  • Correction Of Syndactyly
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Cyst Removal
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy Of Hand
  • Finger Flexor Recession
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Finger Tendon Lengthening
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Surgery Of Hand
  • Joint Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery Of The Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation Of The Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Nail Bed Surgery
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Pollicization
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Repair Mallet Finger
  • Replantation Of Extremities
  • Styloidectomy
  • Surgery For De Quervain Tenosynovitis
  • Synovectomy Of Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tenoplasty Of Hand
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Thumb Surgery
  • Total Elbow Replacement Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Elbow Replacement Age Less Than 50
  • Trigger Finger Surgery
  • Trigger Thumb Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Wrist Flexor Recession
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist Tendon Lengthening
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1120 20th Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 202-877-6602

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
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202-444-3668

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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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: Hospital for Special Surgery (2014)

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2009)

Awards

News and publications


Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 9, 2021

    Dr. Henn answered my question about future treatment by citing a medical study; I so much being treated as somebody who would understand what was being said and I also appreciate being treated like an adult.

  • Jul 28, 2021

    Dr. HENN is fantastic.

  • Jul 26, 2021

    Wonderful experience!