Faria Amjad, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health
Faria Amjad

Faria Amjad, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (724 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: English

301-774-8957

About me

Dr. Faria Amjad is director of the Spasticity Clinic at MedStar Georgetown where she manages spasticity affecting the upper or lower extremities using medications, botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen pumps. She is also the director of clinical trials involving autoimmune disorders affecting the nervous system.

Board-certified in neurology, Dr. Amjad completed her undergraduate degree, medical degree, neurology residency and fellowship in multiple sclerosis all at Georgetown. During her two-year multiple sclerosis fellowship, Dr. Amjad focused on how to diagnose and manage patients with MS and other autoimmune disorders affecting the nervous system.

Given her long standing affiliation with Georgetown and its core values of service, Dr. Amjad hopes to use her medical training and knowledge to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families affected with multiple sclerosis. She feels fortunate to practice at a time when physicians have so much hope to offer patients with multiple sclerosis a disease that is chronic and can be debilitating in terms of therapeutics and alternative medicine.
 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Blurred Vision
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Fatigue
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Numbness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tingling
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Weakness
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Arm Weakness
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Blurred Vision
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Abnormalities
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Encephalopathies
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Leg Weakness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Quadriplegia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tingling
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
  • Weakness
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Procedures I perform

  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-215-5839

Fax 877-245-1499

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

301-774-8931

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18111 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 101
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8931

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Cigna EPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • I-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Tricare for Life East
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Golden Rule
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Choice
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Student Resources
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Tricare East Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • D-SNP)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Navigate
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital (2013)

Graduate: Georgetown University (2009)

News and publications

  • A Rare Case of Primary Mediastinal Seminoma Associated with Anti-Hu Paraneoplastic Syndrome (PS). Faria Amjad, and Carlo Tornatore, MD. Presented at the American Academy of Neurology 67thAnnual Meeting in Washington DC 2015.
  • Neurological involvement and characterization in acquired hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adulthood. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Sean M. Gratton, Tasha R. Powell, Brett J. Theeler, Jason S. Hawley, Faria S. Amjad, Carlo Tornatore. J Neurol Sci.2015 Oct 15;357(1-2):136-42.
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Switching from Natalizumab to Dimethyl Fumarate: Real World Experience. Faria Amjad, MD, Nasima Afsari, MBBS, Carlo Tornatore, MD. Presented at the American Academy of Neurology 67thAnnual Meeting in Washington DC 2015, and Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana 2015.
  • Bilateral hearing loss as a manifestation of neuromyelitis optica. Sean Gratton, MD, Faria Amjad, MD, Forough Ghavami, DO, Benjamin Osborne, MD, Carlo Tornatore, MD and Carlos Mora, MD. Neurology. June 10, 2014. Vol. 82, Num. 23.
  • Expanding the clinical spectrum of neuromyelitis optica: three cases with brainstem involvement. Faria Amjad, MD, Sean Gratton, MD, Benjamin Osborne, MD, Carlos Mora, MD and Carlo Tornatore, MD. Presented as a poster at the 29thcongress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the 18th Annual Conference of rehabilitation in MS (RIMS), Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2-5, 2013. Abstract Number 690. Presented as a poster at the American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting, April 26 to May 3, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Scientific Abstract Number
  • A case of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with progression to severe axonal neuropathy. Faria Amjad, MD and Michael Sirdofsky, MD. Submitted and presented as a poster at the 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; New Orleans, Louisiana, April 21-28, 2012. Abstract Number P01.118.

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.7
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • May 20, 2024

    Really very helpful and kind

  • Apr 29, 2024

    Dr. Faria Amjad is an excellent physician

  • Apr 20, 2024

    Super caring Doctor!