Daniel B. Spielman, MD| Rhinology Sinus And Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Daniel B. Spielman, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (42 reviews)

Specialties: Rhinology Sinus And Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology

Languages: English

About me

Daniel B. Spielman MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).


Dr. Spielman’s expertise lies in diagnosing and treating nasal and sinus conditions. He utilizes a comprehensive approach that includes both advanced medical and procedural options. Dr. Spielman specializes in performing endoscopic sinus and anterior skull base surgery.  In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Spielman’s research spans the otolaryngology field, involving smell disorders and patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.


After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Dr. Spielman graduated from medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY) with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center’s NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He then completed specialized fellowship training in Rhinology: Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.


Dr. Spielman’s clinical interests include: chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum, nasal cavity masses, inverted papillomas, smell disorders, allergic rhinitis, nosebleeds, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks.


“As a physician, I focus on each individual’s quality of life. I work together with patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan directly tailored to their condition to achieve the best outcomes.” 


Clinical areas of focus

  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Sinusitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Cyst Of Sinuses
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Epistaxis
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Septal Hematoma
  • Nose Fracture
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Osteoma
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Schneiderian Papilloma
  • Sellar Tumor
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus And Nasal Mucoceles
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Meningoencephalocele
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Meningoencephalocele
  • Smell Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair
  • Coblation Of Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Implant Surgery
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Nose Cauterization
  • Radiofrequency Inferior Turbinate Reduction
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Turbinate Surgery
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Practice locations

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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800B
McLean, VA, 22101


Fax 877-376-2418

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Fax 877-376-2418

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Floor 1
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-444-8186

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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 Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • 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
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland


Fellowship Program: Emory University School of Medicine (2023)

Residency Program: New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center (2022)

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2017)


    • The W. Shain Schley Resident Teaching Aware, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, 2022  
    • First Place Poster Award, 68th Annual Meeting, American Rhinologic Society, 2022 
    • Distinguished Housestaff Award, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, 2021 
    • 2nd Prize, Annual Resident Research Competition, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital 2020 
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2017 

News and publications

Spielman DB, Beswick DM, Kimple AJ, Senior BA, Aanaes K, Woodworth BA, Schlosser RJ, Lee S, Cho DY, Adappa ND, DiMango E, *Gudis DA. The management of cystic fibrosis chronic rhinosinusitis: An evidenced-based review with recommendations. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2022 Sep;12(9):1148-1183. doi: 10.1002/alr.22953. Epub 2022 Jan 10. PMID: 34933415; PMCID: PMC10083096. 

Spielman DB, Schlosser RJ, Liebowitz A, Sharma R, Overdevest J, Mattos J, *Gudis DA. Do Federal Regulations Affect Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Rhinosinusitis Research? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Jun;166(6):1211-1218. doi: 10.1177/01945998211021011. Epub 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 34126802. 

Spielman DB, Kim M, Overdevest J, *Gudis DA. Zero-Degree Endoscopic Visualization of the Frontal Sinus Predicts Improved Topical Irrigation Delivery. Laryngoscope. 2021 Feb;131(2):250-254. doi: 10.1002/lary.28654. Epub 2020 Apr 11. PMID: 32277702. 

Spielman DB, *Gudis DA. Office-Based Sinus Surgery for Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Rhinosinusitis. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2021;83(2):93-96. doi: 10.1159/000512495. Epub 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33333509. 

Spielman DB, Liebowitz A, Kelebeyev S, Smith TL, McKinney K, Woodard T, Safi C, Overdevest JB, *Gudis DA. Race in Rhinology Clinical Trials: A Decade of Disparity. Laryngoscope. 2021 Aug;131(8):1722-1728. doi: 10.1002/lary.29371. Epub 2021 Jan 25. PMID: 33493376. 

Spielman DB, *Gudis DA. Preoperative Sinus Computed Tomography Scan Review Checklist. Laryngoscope. 2020 Dec;130(12):E706-E708. doi: 10.1002/lary.28444. Epub 2019 Nov 28. PMID: 31778236. 

DiMango E, Spielman DB, Overdevest J, Keating C, Francis SF, Dansky D, *Gudis DA. Effect of highly effective modulator therapy on quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2021 Jan;11(1):75-78. doi: 10.1002/alr.22700. Epub 2020 Sep 28. PMID: 32985756. 

Spielman DB, Kim M, Overdevest J, *Gudis DA. Locating and Preserving the Sphenopalatine Ganglion in Endoscopic Endonasal Pterygopalatine Fossa Surgery: An Anatomical Study. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 May;34(3):348-351. doi: 10.1177/1945892419896543. Epub 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31856586. 

Spielman DB, Overdevest J, *Gudis DA. Olfactory outcomes in the management of aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease related chronic rhinosinusitis. World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Aug 26;6(4):207-213. doi: 10.1016/j.wjorl.2020.07.001. PMID: 33336175; PMCID: PMC7729240. 

Spielman DB, Kim M, Overdevest J, *Gudis DA. The Nasoseptal Chondromucosal Flap: A Rigid Reconstructive Technique for Skull Base and Orbital Defects. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2020;82(5):268-273. doi: 10.1159/000508135. Epub 2020 Jul 13. PMID: 32659764. 

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  • Nov 13, 2023

    The doctor was so helpful and thorough.

  • Oct 31, 2023

    He did an excellent thorough job - I felt like we were tackling my issues in a thoughtful manner

  • Oct 24, 2023

    A little stiff bedside manners but overall fine