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

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


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.