Emil S. Oweis, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Pulmonology

Languages: French, Arabic, English

(202) 291-0386

About me

Emil Oweis, MD, is a board-certified pulmonary and critical care attending physician and is an Associate Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is also Associate Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Children’s National Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Amrican Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

As a pulmonary & critical care specialist, Dr. Oweis is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon respiratory diseases including, but not limited to, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, emphysema, asthma, sleep apnea, pulmonary embolism, respiratory infection, and other conditions that may cause difficulty breathing. In addition, he manages critically ill patients in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) who require aggressive medical therapy and life support.

His diagnostic and treatment methods include inpatient and outpatient medical therapy, mechanical ventilator management, and interpretation of pulmonary function tests in addition to open, less invasive, and non-surgical procedures, which include video-assisted flexible bronchoscopy, central line placement, pleural fluid sampling, and endotracheal intubation.

Dr. Oweis’ clinical interests include adult cystic fibrosis, COPD, and mechanical ventilator management. His research efforts focus on the improvement of clinical education among physicians and other healthcare workers. He is also involved in quality and process improvement of health care, particularly concerning ICU and respiratory therapy practices. Dr. Oweis is also passionate about the huge advancements in the treatment of both cystic fibrosis and lung cancer.

Dr. Oweis received his medical degree from the University of Jordan and completed an internship at Jordan Hospital in Amman. He then joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center for a four-year residency in internal medicine, the last year of which he served as Chief Medical Resident. He continued his training with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center for a three-year specialty fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, where he also served as Chief Clinical Fellow.

Dr. Oweis is fluent in English, Arabic, and is conversational in French. When not caring for patients in the ICU, Dr. Oweis enjoys playing basketball, traveling, caring for his dog & cat, and exploring new culinary experiences.

Philosophy of Care
“My vision is to deliver state-of-the-art, patient-centered, and evidence-based treatment to people with lung disease.

“Training at the nation’s capital’s largest hospital has prepared me to maintain compassion while providing the most excellent medical care to all patients, as well as providing superior medical education to healthcare providers.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Drug Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Mass
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Occupational Lung Injury
  • Pertussis
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Complications Of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Shortness Of Breath Sob
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker Cough
  • Stridor
  • Tobacco-Related Diseases
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wheezing
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Procedures I perform

  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Tests Pft
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 3800 N
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2300

Fax 202-877-2322

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-0333

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111 Michigan Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

888-884-2327
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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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2017)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2014)

Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine (2008)