Derek L. Masden, MD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

4.6 out of 5 (338 reviews)

Specialities: Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Languages: English

202-877-3303

About me

Derek L. Masden, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He specializes in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery including wound reconstruction, reconstruction after cancer treatment and excision, body contouring, and elective breast surgery including reduction, enhancement and rejuvenation. He also specializes in treating disorders of the hand and wrist.
Dr. Masden's methods include using a combination of both invasive and minimally invasive surgical techniques. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery after cancer treatment, trauma reconstruction of the hand and wrist, as well as elective hand surgery for disorders such as carpel tunnel and arthritis, body contouring, breast reconstructive surgery, and fat grafting.
Dr. Masden received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he graduated in the top of his class, earning him a membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then moved to the DC area to complete a 6-year residency in integrated plastic surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital before completing a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.
Dr. Masden is an advocate for treating breast and body contouring problems as well as hand and wrist pain at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He would like to see an increase in the use of a patient's own tissue to synthesize reconstructive options as opposed to using prosthetics. Using the body's own natural tissue for skin replacement for large wounds or cancer excision yields better results without the risk of the body producing an autoimmune response. When not in the operating room, Dr. Masden enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, enjoying the Chesapeake Bay waters and traveling. He has also participated in healthcare medical missions in countries such as the Dominican Republic.
"I'm a firm believer that patients need to be actively involved in their own care as well as the decision-making process. I, as their physician, am an informed guide to help them make the right decisions for them. Through compassion and understanding, I build strong, trustworthy relationships with my patients. I am always open to discussing the potential risks and benefits of alternative plans that fit into their treatment model.
I feel proud when my patients tell me that they would send a family member to me for care."

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Mammoplasty
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Transgender Care
Show More

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Acquired Absence Of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Brow Droop
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Deviated Septum
  • Disorder Of Earlobe
  • Disproportion Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Facial Abscess
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hemangiomas
  • History Of Breast Cancer
  • History Of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Lipedema
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphedema
  • Neuroma
  • Nose Fracture
  • Occipital Mass
  • Polysyndactyly
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis Of Breasts
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar On Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
Show All Show Less

Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Arm Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Circumferential Liposuction Of Calves And Ankles
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Coolsculpting
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Exoderm Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Face Lift
  • Flap Surgery
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Genioplasty
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Halo Laser Treatment
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipectomy
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastopexy
  • Mastoplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Nipple Repair
  • Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Rejuvenation
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty Revision
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Graft
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Surgery For Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Thigh Lift Surgery
  • Transgender Care
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vanquish Laser Treatment
  • Wound Care
Show All button Press enter to expand Show Less

Practice locations

Distance from Change LocationEnter your Location

106 Irving Street Northwest
Pob Ste 3400 North Tower
Washington, DC, 20010

Fax 202-877-3303

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

Videos

Education

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

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2013)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.6
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.6
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.5
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.4
  • Provider showed respect

    4.6
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.5
  • May 25, 2021

    Dr Masden and the resident were very attentive, love both of them!!

  • May 21, 2021

    Dr. Masden is very professional and courteous.

  • Mar 30, 2021

    I was recommended and I plan on recommending Dr. Masden to others