George Hennawi, MBBS| Geriatric Medicine | MedStar Health
George Hennawi

George Hennawi, MBBS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (488 reviews)

Specialties: Geriatric Medicine

Languages: French, Arabic, English


About me

George Hennawi, MD, has been named physician executive director of Geriatrics and Senior Services for MedStar Health. He will oversee all services, MedStar House Call Program, the Center for Successful Aging, and in-hospital and specialty care. He also will lead partnerships with skilled nursing, assisted living, independent senior living facilities, and retirement communities. Dr. Hennawi created the Center for Successful Aging at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in 2012 and opened a new location at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in 2021.

Dr. Hennawi completed his residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in 2002 and then returned to work there from 2007 to 2012. In 2013, Dr. Hennawi was named a "Top Doc" in Baltimore Magazine for Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Hennawi has always had a passion and commitment for caring for the aging. He developed a unique model of care which he built into the Center for Successful Aging at MedStar Good Samaritan. The Center is a place where patients receive comprehensive care and all age-related issues can be addressed from medical conditions to balance and gait to social needs. His goal in caring for the patients is to improve their quality of life and empower patients to become an integral part of the direction and decision-making regarding their care.

George Hennawi, MD, has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Baltimore Magazine for Geriatrics since 2013.

Presentation - "Connecting the Clinical System, Caregivers and Community Resources to Improve Healthcare for Older Adults"
In September 2016, Dr. Hennawi was a featured speaker at The AgingWell Hub event, The Spoken Hub: Creating Integrated Environments Conducive to Aging Well. During his presentation, he discussed available resources and support for caregivers of aging adults. Watch the full presentation here.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Frailty
  • Geriatric Pain Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Home Health
  • Homebound
  • Memory Disorders
  • Polypharmacy
  • Pressure Ulcer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Behavioral Issues In Dementia
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Constipation
  • Degenerative Brain Disorder
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dysphagia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Falls
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Frailty
  • Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Geriatrics
  • Homebound
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Malnutrition
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Polypharmacy
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Senility
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Alzheimer's Testing
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Geriatric Pain Management
  • Home Health
  • Neurocognitive Testing
  • Nursing Home Care
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Practice locations

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Russell Morgan Bldg Ste 512A
Baltimore, MD, 21239


Fax 443-444-6110

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Fax 443-444-6110

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Russell Morgan Bldg Ste 502
Baltimore, MD, 21239


Fax 443-444-2110

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Fax 443-444-2110


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



Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Fellowship: University of Virginia Medical Center (2003)

Residency: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore (2002)

Graduate: University of Damascus School of Medicine (1996)


  • 2013 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2014 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2015 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2016 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2017 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2018 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2019 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine 
  • 2020 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine

Ratings and reviews

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  • May 6, 2024

    Dr Hennawi is great and effective physician!

  • Apr 25, 2024

    Dr. Hennawi is a fantastic physician. He is patient and a very effective listener. We had a good discussion about medication for osteoporosis. He explained the risks of the medication that is currently recommended for me and he expressed a sense that I should be seen by a cardiologist before proceeding with the medication. I agree with him.

  • Apr 8, 2024

    Dr. Hennawi & his team are incredibly knowledgeable & compassionate.