Emma J. Nally, MD| Brain Injury And Stroke Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

Emma J. Nally, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Brain Injury And Stroke Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English


About me

Emma Nally, MD, is an attending physician specializing in brain injury and stroke at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Nally received her medical degree from St. George’s University and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MedStar NRH/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in brain injury at New York University-Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation.

During her training, Dr. Nally participated in rehabilitation research testing new treatment options for traumatic brain injury and made presentations about cutting-edge clinical research that demonstrated lead toxicity from retained bullet fragments.

Dr. Nally focuses on the interdisciplinary care of patients with brain injury and stroke, working with the entire multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts. She provides assessment and development of comprehensive treatment plans to foster the best possible recovery.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Dystonia
  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spasticity
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Dystonia
  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spasticity
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Botox For Migraines
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Gait Analysis
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injection
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Floor 2
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-291-8147

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Fax 202-291-8147


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
    • 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
    • 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


Fellowship Program: New York University Langone Medical Center (2019)

Residency Program: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2018)

Internship Program: Grasslands Hospital (2015)

Medical School: St. Georges University (2014)

News and publications

Nally E., Groah L., Pérez-Losad M., Caldovic L., Ljungberg I, Chandel N., Sprague B., Hsief M., Pohl H. Identification of Burkholderia fungorum in the urine of an individual with spinal cord injury and augmentation cystoplasty using 16S sequencing; copathogen or innocent bystander? Spinal Cord Series and Cases. September 2018; 4:85

                  Winner of Editor’s Choice October 2018

Nally E., Bunning R. Commentary: Quadriparesis Caused by Lead Poisoning Nine Years after a Gunshot Wound with Retained Bullet Fragments: A Case Report. Journal of Rare Diseases Research & Treatment. July 2018; 3(2): 44-45.

Nally E., Jelinek J., Bunning R. Quadriparesis Caused by Lead Poisoning Nine Years After a Gunshot Wound with Retained Bullet Fragments: A Case Report. PM&R. May 2017; 9(4): 411-414.