Faria Amjad, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Faria Amjad, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (660 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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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

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18111 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 101
Olney, MD, 20832

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2013)

Internship/Residency: St. Agnes Hospital (2010)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (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

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 21, 2023

    Definitely recommend to others!!!

  • Dec 11, 2023

    Dr. Amjad makes me feel like my health is the most important concern of her day. She's awesome.

  • Nov 30, 2023

    Dr Amjad answered all my questions and made good recommendations for my care