Edward Fiore Aulisi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (425 reviews)

Specialities: Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Languages: English

(202) 877-5551

About me

Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FAANS, FACS, is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and serves as Surgical Director of the MedStar Neuroscience Center. He is also the Medical Director of the MedStar Pituitary Center with decades of experience in pituitary surgery using both open and endoscopic surgical approaches.

Dr. Aulisi is a nationally known expert in spine surgery, and a pioneer in Robotic Image Guided surgery, having performed the first Cirq Robotic spine surgery in the United states. In addition to spine treatments, his patients also have onsite access to specialists in rehabilitation medicine with the renowned MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

Dr. Aulisi is deeply committed to providing expert and compassionate care to patients. He takes the time to ensure each patient understands their diagnosis and the best treatment options to meet their individual needs. His approach to care has led to excellent patient outcomes.

Dr. Aulisi's highlights:

  • Board certified neurosurgeon with advanced training in tumors of the skull base, neurovascular microsurgery, complicated spinal surgery, neurotrauma and computer-assisted neurosurgery.
  • Advanced training in complex robotic spinal surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and surgery for tumors at the base of the skull, including pituitary tumors.
  • Pioneer in Cirq Robotic image guided spine surgery.
  • Named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Doctors." 26 years in a row
  • Princeton University graduate.
  • Licensed in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.
  • Neurosurgery professor at Georgetown University.
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Absent Vertebrae
  • Accessory Nerve Disease
  • Accessory Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Anaplastic Mixed Glioma
  • Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aqueductal Stenosis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Arterial Malformation Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Central Nervous System Infection
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Central Venous Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Anomalies
  • Cerebellar Tremor
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Injury
  • Cervical Spine Mass
  • Cervical Spine Tumor
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Clivus Chondroma
  • Cns Lymphoma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Cranial Vault Malformations
  • Craniocele
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniorachischisis
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cranium Bifidum
  • Diplomyelia
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dural Sinus Thrombosis
  • Dystonia
  • Embryonal Cell Tumors Of The Brain
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Spasm
  • Flatback Syndrome
  • Foot Drag
  • Ganglioglioneurocytoma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glomus Jugulare Tumor
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrorhachis
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Leptomeningeal Disease
  • Lesions Of Median Nerve
  • Lesions Of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesions Of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Injury
  • Lumbar Spine Mass
  • Lumbar Spine Tumor
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of The Spinal Cord
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Medulloepithelioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma Of The Spine
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Moyamoya
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Optic Chiasm Injury
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Peripheral Schwannoma
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Petrous Apex Tumor
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Gland Parenchymal Tumor
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pineoblastoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rathke Cleft Cysts
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Scheuermanns Disease
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Skull Osteoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Mass
  • Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Thoracic Spine Mass
  • Thoracic Spine Tumor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Vein Of Galen Malformation
  • Venous Malformation Brain
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
  • Vertebral Fracture
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Procedures I perform

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Back Surgery
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Cerebral Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrovascular Bypass Surgery
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Cortical Mapping
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Puncture
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Asleep
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Awake
  • Deep Brain Stimulation For Dystonia
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Electrical Sacral Stimulation
  • Electrocorticography
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Focused Ultrasound
  • Gamma Knife Perfexion
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Image Guided Biopsy Of The Spine
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesionectomy
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Mri Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neuravive
  • Neuroablation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurointerventional Biplane Angiography System
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Rhizotomy
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Shevel Procedure
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spine Embolization
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Standard Transsphenoidal Approach
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Eeg
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subpial Transection
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thalamotomy
  • Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Topectomy
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Transpetrosal Approaches
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Visualase Thermal Laser Ablation
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
G-019
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-5026

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6858 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA, 22101

703-288-6945

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
Washington, DC, 20007

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1850 Town Center Parkway
Reston Hospital Center
Reston, VA, 20190

703-689-9000

Fax 703-689-9174

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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 Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (1995)

Internship/Residency: George Washington University Hospital (1995)

Residency Program: Children's National Medical Center (1993)

Residency Program: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1992)

Internship Program: George Washington University Hospital (1989)

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (1988)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 27, 2021

    The doctor listened to my concerns.

  • Aug 25, 2021

    The Provider is incredibly knowledgeable and outstanding. The review of my case was very explicit and detailed. Dr. Aulisi is the best Neurosurgeon I have ever met. Very patient and analytical in his review.

  • Aug 24, 2021

    Dr Aulisi is AWESOME!! The best Surgeon ever.