Faria Amjad, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Faria Amjad, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (390 reviews)

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: English

(202) 444-0767

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 (MS)
  • 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 (MS)
  • 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


Fax 877-245-1499

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18111 Prince Philip Drive
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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


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

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  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

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  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Mar 21, 2022

    Dr. Amjad is very thorough, considerate, honest, and professional. I appreciate her medical care and approach to patient care,

  • Feb 21, 2022

    Very pleased. I forget things sometimes but I can email and get a reply rather quickly

  • Feb 21, 2022

    I always have good experiences with Dr.Amjad even if I'm receiving bad news regarding my health.