Gary Michael Kupfer, MD| Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Pediatric Hematology | MedStar Health

Gary Michael Kupfer, MD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Medical Oncology

Languages: English

About me

Gary Kupfer, MD, treats children, adolescents, and young adults with blood disorders and cancer in our Division of Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Hematology and Oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kupfer also sees adult hematologic patients in the Georgtown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center clinic. He is co-director of the Georgetown University Medical Center Adult Hemophilia Treatment Center and has particular clinical and research interest in bleeding and clotting disorders, bone failure and aplastic anemia, leukemia, and genetic syndromes of cancer predisposition.

Dr. Kupfer has been published in several prestigious publications including BLOOD, Molecular Cell, Nature, and Cell Reports. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Society for Pediatric Research.

Dr. Kupfer’s main areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Benign hematologic conditions, including anemias, hemoglobinopathies, autoimmune blood diseases and coagulation disorders
  • Childhood cancer survivor care
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Sarcomas
  • Treatment with immunotherapies

Clinical areas of focus

  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Adamantinoma
  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Anemia
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Askin's Tumor
  • Atypical Lipomatous Tumor
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Pain
  • Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cardiac Sarcoma
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cervical Teratoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Clear Cell Sarcoma
  • Cloves Syndrome
  • Composite Hemangioendothelioma
  • Cooley Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruberans
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Desmoplastic Small Cell Tumor
  • Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ectomesenchymoma
  • Egfr Mutation
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Epithelioid Sarcoma
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Extraskeletal Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma
  • Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma
  • Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma Of The Head & Neck
  • Follicular Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Germinoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor Of The Bone
  • Glioma
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Granulation Cell Sarcoma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Headache
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Disease Of The Fetus
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor
  • Intimal Sarcoma
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Kasabach Merritt Phenomenon (KMP)
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leukemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Li Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Liposarcoma
  • Low Grade Fibromyxoid Sarcoma
  • Lymphangiosarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH)
  • Malignant Glomus Tumor
  • Malignant Granular Cell Tumor
  • Malignant Mesenchymoma
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
  • Malignant Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)
  • Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Malignant Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor
  • Malnutrition
  • Medullary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Myoepithelioma/Mixed Tumor Of Soft Tissue
  • Myofibroblastic Sarcoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Odontogenic Tumors
  • Optic Pathway Glioma
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Oral Lesions
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pecoma
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Petechiae
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytomas
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Radiation Associated Sarcomas
  • Retiform Hemangioendothelioma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retroperitoneal Mass
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma Botryoides
  • Sarcoma Of The Lung
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Severe Congenital Neutropenia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumor
  • Spindle Cell Sarcoma
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Submucosal Tumors
  • Sweat Gland Carcinoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Tectal Glioma
  • Teratogen Exposure
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Unclassified Sarcoma
  • Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Undifferentiated Sarcoma
  • Venous Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Weight Loss
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Brain Cancer Genomics
  • Breast Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Genomics
  • Genitourinary Cancer Genomics
  • Head And Neck Cancer Genomics
  • Leukemia Genomics
  • Liver Cancer Genomics
  • Lymphoma Genomics
  • Melanoma Genomics
  • Pancreatic Cancer Genomics
  • Pediatric Stem Cell Collection For Transplant
  • Radionuclide Therapy
  • Renal Cancer Genomics
  • Sarcoma Genomics
  • Skin Cancer Genomics
  • Thyroid Cancer Genomics
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-7599

Fax 202-444-8817

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Fax 202-444-8817

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Fellowship: General Hospital (1995)

Residency: Children's Hospital (1992)

Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1992)

Graduate: Johns Hopkins University (non-Medical) (1989)

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of the Registrar (1989)