Glenn William Wortmann, MD| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health
Glenn William Wortmann

Glenn William Wortmann, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (224 reviews)

Specialties: Infectious Diseases

Languages: English

(202) 877-7318

About me

Glenn W. Wortmann, MD, FIDSA, FACP is the Section Director of Infectious Diseases at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the MedStar Institute of Quality and Safety.  He maintains academic appointments at Georgetown University Hospital as a Professor of Clinical Medicine and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as Professor of Medicine. 

Dr. Wortmann performed his undergraduate training at Princeton University on a ROTC scholarship, and then received a military deferment to attend medical school and complete an internship in Internal Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.  He was then called onto active-duty status and assigned to Katterbach, Germany where he served for 3 years as a general medical officer. 

He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and then served as an internist at Ft Eustis, Virginia for one year.  He then returned to Walter Reed to complete a 3-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases. 

He remained at Walter Reed for the next 14 years, serving in a variety of positions, to include Section Director of Infectious Diseases and Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Infectious Diseases fellowship.  His research interests during this period included leishmaniasis, Acinetobacter infections and infections related to war-trauma. 

Dr. Wortmann retired from active-duty status in 2012 and transitioned to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he served as the Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship from 2012-2017 and continues as the Section Director of Infectious Diseases. 

In 2017, he assumed an additional role as the Director of Infection Prevention for the MedStar Institute of Quality and Safety.  Dr. Wortmann’s research interest now focuses on healthcare-associated infections.  He remains committed to medical education and patient-care, and provides continuity care for patients infected with HIV, as well as Infectious Disease consultations in both the inpatient and outpatient areas.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Aspergillosis Infection
  • Babesiosis Infection
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Bartonellosis Diseases
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chagas Disease
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Joint Infection
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mucormycosis
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Mycosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumocystis Carinii
  • Pneumonia
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Q Fever
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • West Nile Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP)
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 1A-50B
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-0341

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


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1998)

Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1994)

Internship Program: Virginia Commonwealth University (1989)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (1988)

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  • Feb 15, 2024

    Good experience!

  • Nov 16, 2023

    Dr.Wortmann is a wonderful physician and I consider myself fortunate to be under his care for my Lung infection.

  • Oct 12, 2023

    Dr. Wortmann is an exceptional doctor.