Glenn William Wortmann, MD| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health

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

4.8 out of 5 (213 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

202-877-0333

Fax 202-877-0341

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

Education

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)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • 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

    4.8
  • 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.

  • Sep 28, 2023

    Dr. Wortmann was really great - super attentive and compassionate and had helpful next steps.